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Editorials

11/26/20 12:59am
When possible, Penn students should avoid coming back to campus after Thanksgiving, and should instead stay home for the rest of the semester. 
11/22/20 10:20pm
Undoubtedly, Penn's donation is a step in the right direction. But it is just that: a step.
11/17/20 8:29am
Enforcing this deadline so soon places enormous pressure on students to make a housing decision quickly. 
11/12/20 12:06am
It is certainly understandable that many upperclassmen want or need to return to campus, owing to mental health deterioration, unsafe home environments, or being locked into off-campus leases. However, nobody should feel pressured to do so.
11/08/20 11:18pm
Students should not see a Biden victory as a reason to disengage from politics. Rather, they should devote themselves to the many areas where there is still work to be done. 
11/02/20 10:20pm
Over the past year, Penn's administration has made a number of hard choices that have faced substantial student backlash. However, its decision to not suspend operations on Election Day ranks among its worst.
10/27/20 2:54pm
Over eight months ago, we endorsed Bernie Sanders for president in the midst of the Democratic primary season. Now, we urge Penn community members to cast their ballot for Joe Biden in the general election.
10/26/20 9:53pm
While much attention has been paid to the presidential race, far less heralded are local issues, including four ballot questions. Here's how The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board recommends handling the questions.
10/22/20 3:37pm
For the sake of its student body and those in the West Philadelphia community, Penn must do everything in its power to fight food insecurity and kick hunger off-campus. 
10/16/20 2:18pm
In light of the economic harm caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn students must do their part and support local businesses when they can. 
10/11/20 11:02pm
For a University that has designated this academic year as the Year of Civic Engagement, there is no better way to support civic participation than by suspending operations on Election Day.
10/07/20 8:39pm
It is necessary that those who can risk exposure and are eligible for poll work do their civic duty and help our election be safe and fair.
10/04/20 9:51pm
To protect the mental health of its student body, while also protecting the physical health of West Philadelphia, Penn should add an additional mini-break of two days to the calendar.
09/29/20 10:52pm
Professors should step in where the University will not. Faculty members should cancel classes and recitations next Thursday and Friday if they are able. 
09/23/20 10:48pm
The School of Arts and Sciences must provide more information surrounding its decision to halt Ph.D. admissions and what it means for the graduate student body. 
08/20/20 9:47pm
Penn’s decision to limit on-campus housing and instruction is a positive one. However, this does not excuse the lateness of the announcement, which places an undue burden on students.
08/06/20 8:17pm
Penn needs to be honest and transparent with RAGAs, and compensate them commensurate with the invaluable, dangerous work they do. 
07/23/20 8:04pm
Peer institutions like Cornell, Emory, and Purdue already made attempts to answer student questions through virtual town halls, giving Penn a blueprint from which to work. 
07/09/20 10:48am
Penn needs to be clear about which criteria it will use to reassess the viability of its hybrid model leading up to and beyond the start of fall semester. 
07/02/20 12:19pm
Though the economic downturn is hurting everyone in America, including private institutions like Penn, the burden should not be placed on students to recuperate the University’s money.