The period of time between Thanksgiving and New Year is one associated with giving: We give thanks, we give cheer, and we give gifts. There’s nothing wrong with giving or receiving material items — the tradition itself is meant to demonstrate to the people who matter to us that we appreciate them.
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Penn students don’t get a lot of time off. In the 2017-2018 school year, we had the fewest amount of days off out of any Ivy League school, receiving almost 27 fewer days off than Princeton University students. Penn students are yet again reminded of this reality this week, with only two days off for the Thanksgiving break, with the first day off being the holiday itself. To promote student well-being and allow students greater travel flexibility, Penn must expand this break by adding the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's basketball knocks off another power conference opponent, squash continues its recent dominance, and Karekin Brooks hits a milestone mark. Check out last week's edition here.
After falling to Lafayette on Tuesday night, Penn men's basketball travels to Providence on Saturday to take on the Friars.
‘Penn football blown out in season finale as Princeton claims outright Ivy title.’
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn football's defense stuffs the run, men's soccer finishes the season strong, and women's basketball's dominance continues. Check out last week's edition here.
Members of Fossil Free Penn have voiced concerns to the University over the past several years, but administrators have failed to take action. This past week, a group of Penn faculty members has joined the movement by signing a letter in support of student climate change action, particularly insisting that the University finally divest from fossil fuels. This is a laudable act by the signatories and is a model for how tenured faculty members must use their security to influence change at Penn.
One week after grinding out a narrow one-point win over Cornell on Homecoming Saturday, Penn football is back in action against Harvard in Cambridge, Mass. The Quakers are seeking their third consecutive Ivy League victory.
In many classes, end-of-semester course evaluations represent the only formalized avenue for students to give instructors feedback. While some professors and teaching assistants opt to solicit student feedback in the middle of the course, this is far from standard practice. To better support students and promote educational practices that work for everyone, Penn should mandate that professors and TAs be evaluated in the middle of the term as well.
Penn men's and women's basketball are both in action on Wednesday night. The men are set for their home opener, as the group hosts La Salle at the Palestra. The women's team will take on NJIT looking to build off of a dominant opening effort against Siena on Saturday.
Penn’s law school set a record by accepting the largest donation ever gifted to a law school, when it received $125 million from the W. P. Carey Foundation. In return, the formerly named University of Pennsylvania Law School will now be referred to as the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School – Carey Law for short – a decision that highlights another instance of Penn’s failure to be transparent with the student and faculty body. Penn should have consulted with students and stakeholders before taking this action, and must do so when making decisions in the future.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn football gets a burst from a new quarterback and men's and women's soccer wrap up their seasons while the basketball teams get theirs underway. Check out last week's edition here.
After Penn football's narrow first Ivy win of the 2019 campaign over Brown last week, the Quakers will look to make it two in a row when they face Cornell on Homecoming Saturday.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect Penn Admissions' decision to reach out to students directly rather than publicly make an announcement.
It's finally that time. Penn men's basketball is back in action after almost eight months. The Red and Blue are by no means easing into the season, as they begin their 2019-20 campaign with a road matchup against Alabama.
Women athletes are paid far less than men in many sports, sports journalists are far less likely to be women than men, and women are still a relative rarity in athletics administrations. Penn, and the rest of the Ivy League, must work harder to achieve equality in hiring for their sports programs.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's cross country wins the Ivy Heps, Ryan Cragun continues his monster season, and coach Bill Wagner says goodbye to Penn sprint football. Check out last week's edition here.
An outstanding individual effort is all the more valuable when it propels a team to victory, and Penn men's cross country's Anthony Russo exemplified that on Friday.
Penn football looks to get its first Ivy League win on Saturday, as the group takes on Brown at Franklin Field. The Quakers are coming off a narrow loss against Yale, a contest in which they had 521 yards of total offense and put up 41 points.
Philadelphia will hold its general elections for its City Council on Nov. 5. Over 237,000 votes were cast in the May primary elections, a turnout that surpassed that of the primary elections in both 2017 and 2018 and the general election in 2017.