Many Penn students on dining plans, particularly first-year and transfer students who are required to join a plan, find they have leftover meal swipes at the end of each semester. Students can end up losing a significant amount of money in end-of-semester swipe conversions – a period during which students may exchange a limited number of swipes for dining dollars at a rate well below their value – in an attempt to remedy their situation. This is why many students choose not to sign up for dining plans after their first year.
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Many Penn students may be embarrassed that Donald Trump, the only Penn graduate ever elected to the presidency, was impeached last month. Instead of passively lamenting Trump’s Penn affiliation, students should use impeachment as an opportunity to fight for policies they believe in.
After dropping two consecutive games to Princeton to open the Ivy League season, Penn men's basketball returns to Big 5 play on Saturday against Saint Joseph's at the Palestra.
Many first-year and sophomore women arrived early on campus this week to begin sorority recruitment, and their male counterparts will soon begin official fraternity rush. More than 25% of Penn’s undergraduate body is involved in Greek life, with many seeing it as a close-knit peer group. But what does this mean for the other 75%?
Penn men's basketball is back in action against Princeton just six days after losing to the Tigers in the Ivy League opener for both teams. The Quakers will be eager to shake off the defeat and prove they can contend in what is expected to be another strong year for the Ancient Eight.
Penn men's basketball is back at the Palestra Saturday night against Princeton to kick off Ivy League play. The Quakers' last loss came exactly one month ago to current No. 10 Villanova.
International undergraduate applicants and applicants to the College of Liberal and Professional Studies at Penn face a major disadvantage. Unlike other undergraduate applicants, their financial need affects their chances of admission to the University. Penn touts its "need-blind" application process, which means that degree of financial need does not affect admissions decisions. But this policy only extends to undergraduate applicants from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All other international students “must apply for aid when they apply for admission," according to the Penn Admissions website.
Under a new Philadelphia law, security guards working at institutions like Penn had their wages raised to $15 per hour. Although Penn has had months to comply with the new rule, security guards are currently not receiving the pay they deserve. Penn must pay workers the living wage they deserve and that is now mandated by the city.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Kayla Padilla continues to be a force on the court, swimming races past the competition, and Evan Lee sets a program record in the heptathlon. Check out last week's edition here.
The future is bright for Penn women’s basketball.
Coming off a 2-1 showing at the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif. over Thanksgiving break, Penn men's basketball is back in the Philadelphia area to face Big 5 rival Villanova.
On Tuesday, new reports surfaced that McKinsey & Company helped the Trump administration clamp down on illegal immigration. McKinsey specifically advocated for cuts in spending on food, medical care, and supervision for migrants, as well as helping ramp up deportations of undocumented immigrants. According to ProPublica and The New York Times' joint investigation, some of the spending cuts were so drastic that they even made some Immigration and Customs Enforcement staff uncomfortable.
In this week's edition of Is Stat So?, Penn men's and women's basketball hit the road for contests on Thanksgiving weekend. Check out last week's edition here.
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.
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.