The University needs to reflect on what was promised to students in 1973.
It’s time to stop being "troubled," and start demonstrating some leadership.
Penn believes living on campus can be an enriching part of student life. The administration would find, if they lowered room rates, that demanding students live on campus is not necessary, as many more students would do so voluntarily.
Allowing students to fulfill Sector Requirements with courses taken pass/fail would not only encourage an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, it would make Penn a university that places value on learning and exploration.
Enforcing fees at the Ringe Squash Courts is classist and does not represent the purported values of Penn as an institution striving towards egalitarianism.
Penn must do what nearly every other person and institution in Philadelphia does: pay taxes.
Instead of laughing at Furda, Penn students should take a page from his book.
Properly implemented, the policy on secular and religious holidays will affirm Penn’s goals of inclusion and community.
Philadelphia administrators should have encouraged students to participate in the climate strike and helped to educate them to be active and caring citizens.
Penn, let sophomores live in Greek houses under the new housing policy.
Penn needs to bring PVP back to campus
While it may be intuitive, it is also easy to forget that helpers need help, too.
Penn must reform the system that claims to prioritize equality, but in its current state fosters a culture that rewards donors.
The issue is that the systems at play at Penn do more to shuffle students around and ensure that their suffering does not create a public relations problem for the University than actually mitigate the suffering itself.
Debate and resist not what causes minor malaise, but the despondent concerns that negatively influence the lives of everyone around us. Strive to be a better member of both the Penn community and our larger home in Philadelphia.
The point is, Penn doesn’t need your money.
While it’s reasonable to expect students and professors to try and make the most of the time they have for classes, if Penn wants to give students a serious chance to be prepared to hit the ground running, syllabi must be accessible prior to the start of classes.
But freshman year is just as hard as it is exciting, and there are plenty of upperclassmen and professors that will give you unsolicited advice about how to make the most of your time here.
The only remaining contribution to this store of knowledge Wax is capable of making, it seems, is as an example of the kind of bigotry that should be cast out of society.
As much as The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board believes our Quaker peers are the brightest in the Ivy League, we don’t think we’re that much smarter, and we’d appreciate some more time off.