The Daily Pennsylvanian's Editorial Board calls on Penn to remain neutral as RAs and GAs continue their unionization process. The University must allow student workers to make well-informed choices for themselves.
The University’s attempt to build a strong second-year experience is laudable, especially in light of the uncertainty created by COVID-19. However, making housing and dining choices on behalf of students does not accomplish this goal.
Despite an email from deans stressing not to take classes pass/fail except for the most strenuous of circumstances, the Editorial Board argues that the decision to pass/fail a course is not Penn's, and should not be discounted because of potential professional repercussions.
Penn’s decision to bring students back to campus generated negative reactions from many West Philadelphia residents. To mitigate the damage, the University must take steps to increase access to medical care, allow open communication, and solicit genuine feedback from the surrounding community.