Though it would be nice to be known as the “most diverse medical school class in the nation’s history,” my class shouldn't be a flash in the pan phenomenon.
We must throw off our reliance on Benjamin Franklin and replace it with acknowledgements of the extraordinary people we educate and the exceptional research we foster.
Designing for web is no longer just for professionals. It’s a skill that you should have for your extracurriculars and your resume.
Yes, girls can do math. Yes, women have a role outside the kitchen. No, they’re not smarter than men.
It was a zoo out there in 2008, when I first showed up on campus, mattress pad and shower caddy in tow. For Penn’s Class of 2014, however, freshman fall might be a whole new animal. Or no animal at all.
Women may be better educated and more desirable in the workplace, but those traits don't translate to success in the professional world.
Municipal broadband was a failure the first time. It’s even more disappointing that there won’t be a second try to implement it.
When 18-year-olds can legally purchase alcohol, buying and consuming alcohol becomes less exciting
Paul the Octopus stands for not just taking trivial things trivially, but for approaching them with a sense of whimsy and a delight in the absurd.
Optimism makes our generation idealistic when searching for work.
Penn’s recent and upcoming campus renovations are at best incongruous, and at worst, an eyesore.
Confident that I had no desire to study abroad, I planned a double major that would keep me on campus. Then I took a summer job as intern in an American law firm in Beijing, and realized I had made a huge mistake.
The edupunk movement is misguided. Not all corporate influences on education are damaging.
Penn is like a giant episode of Global GUTS. Instead of physical challenges, we wade across our tidal wave pool of classes, Tarzan-swing through our acappella groups and navigate the elastic jungle of Greek life.
Social media has its uses, but also its place.
In today's volatile economy, the library needs its private benefactors more than ever.
AT&T;'s recent decision to eliminate its "unlimited data plan" in favor of tiered plans fails to take into consideration the future of technology and mobile communication.
Even when not the path planned Philadelphia can have a lot to offer a recent college grad.
If the world made sense, the people responsible for causing a problem would take on the responsibility for fixing it. Unfortunately, we have created a world that is too complex to easily apply the lessons of simple childhood decency.
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg's idea that undergraduate degrees could be completed in three years may save tuition, but it costs students an opportunity to learn.