The Daily Pennsylvanian's Editorial Board argues that Penn needs to reduce the cost of summer classes given the pandemic's impact on internships and other summer opportunities.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board urges Penn to require vaccinations for all students for the fall 2021 semester.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board urges University administration take active steps to reduce sexual violence on campus in light of Pres. Biden's announced review of Title IX policies.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board argues that students unable to come to campus next semester should still be able to take their desired classes virtually.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board argues that future employers and graduate schools should not discount or penalize Penn applicants for taking a few classes pass/fail during the pandemic.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board argues that Penn students must stop acting like normal behavior is appropriate during a pandemic, endangering their peers and the West Philadelphia community.
The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board argues that Penn must include West Philadelphians in its plan for vaccinating our community at-large.
The Editorial Board argues that the University should hold an in-person commencement, but must take precautions to do so safely.
The Editorial Board argues that new dean of admissions Whitney Soule must promote admissions policies that increase socioeconomic diversity at Penn.
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.
The Editorial Board argues that Penn students have to change the campus culture around COVID-19, otherwise the future of the semester may be in jeopardy.
Penn continues to mistreat subcontracted workers, despite their necessity in keeping campus operational and the community safe.
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.
Penn's first-years have returned to campus, but issues with partying and possible COVID-19 spread threaten the in-person semester the Penn community wants.
The least the University can do is distance itself from its most famous graduate and set the record straight: Donald Trump may have earned his degree from Penn, but he represents the antithesis of the University's values and the fact-based pursuit of reason for which this school stands.
The problems from this calendar year won't go away on Jan. 1, 2021. But better days are ahead.
Penn should take a cue from the recent events surrounding spring break and put greater emphasis on student and faculty feedback when making important choices.
When possible, Penn students should avoid coming back to campus after Thanksgiving, and should instead stay home for the rest of the semester.
Undoubtedly, Penn's donation is a step in the right direction. But it is just that: a step.