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Editorial | Four years late is four years too many

(10/28/14 2:58am)

L ast week, The Daily Pen nsylvanian reported that this year marks the fourth year in a row that the University has failed to publish an annual report on student disciplinary matters at Penn. For the fourth year in a row, the student body has no way of knowing how Penn has investigated and dealt with disciplinary infractions committed at Penn in the last year. Effectively, for the fourth year in a row, the Penn community has no quantitative way of measuring the administration’s decisions regarding academic violations or potential threats to our safety .

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(08/29/14 2:12am)

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Editorial | Making strides in diversity

(04/22/14 12:11am)

I n the past couple of months, Penn has seen a slate of new faces filling upper-level administrative positions: New deans have been hired for the Wharton School (Geoffrey Garrett ), the School of Social Policy & Practice (John Jackson ), the Graduate School of Education (Pam Grossman ) and the School of Nursing (Antonia Villarruel ). With these appointments, the University had an opportunity to address a concern that students, faculty members and the community at large have brought up extensively throughout the past few years: diversity in Penn’s administration.

Editorial | Endorsement of Gabe Delaney and Joshua Chilcote for UA President and VP

(03/24/14 2:45am)

Today marks the beginning of the voting period for the next year's Undergraduate Assembly, currently headed by President Abe Sutton and Vice President Gabe Delaney. Over the course of the past week, the DP has spoken individually to the two presidential candidates, College juniors Joyce Kim and Delaney, as well as the two vice presidential candidates, College junior Joshua Chilcote and College sophomore Julie Bittar. We attended last Wednesday’s presidential debate and carefully considered the candidates’ responses. And we have ultimately decided to endorse Delaney for UA president and Chilcote for vice president.

Editorial | Minding the gap

(02/21/14 12:26am)

O n Wednesday, the University announced the creati on of the Task Force on Student Psychological Health and Welfare, a commission responsible for assessing the state of mental health resources at Penn and releasing a report in 2015 with their findings and recommendations. This was big news - big enough to warrant an email from Amy Gutmann to the entire undergraduate population - and for good reason: Students have been speaking out about the needed improvements in Penn’s mental health support system for years now , with criticism becoming particularly urgent after a number of recent student deaths.

Editorial | Uncapping CAPS funding

(02/02/14 10:50pm)

For the last few years, a common concern of the student body has been the state of mental health services at Penn. Concerns have been brought to the administration multiple times about the consistently long wait times to make an appointment at CAPS and the necessity of increased funding for a service that can not only improve but also save lives.

Editorial | Group Study Reconsidered

(11/25/13 10:22pm)

Huntsman Hall’s Group Study Rooms, campus’ most coveted study spaces for many at Penn, have been a hot-button issue for as long as we can remember. Last week, The Daily Pennsylvanian published an article about a group advocating for GSR-booking privileges to be extended to all students in Wharton classes, and the debate was once again revived: Is the current policy discriminatory? Should all students at Penn be able to book Huntsman GSRs? Is it a Wharton-exclusive commodity already facing far greater demand than can be supplied?