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Editorials

04/07/20 10:47pm
Many students entering the Class of 2024 will make their choice without a clear sense of what Penn is like. Here are ten points admitted students should consider before deciding whether to join us.
03/27/20 2:00pm
In this time of uncertainty and stress amid a global pandemic, schoolwork cannot be the first priority for many students or faculty. Many professors have already instituted new policies to help students cope.
03/22/20 6:53pm
A universal policy would account for the uneven effect the coronavirus has on Penn students, the ability to apply for post-graduate programs without penalization, and the variability in how professors will adapt to this new medium of teaching.
03/19/20 9:46pm
Although Penn has no legal responsibility to pay the dining workers, doing so would be a powerful act of good faith that shows Penn cares about staff and the local community.
03/16/20 11:22pm
Although the coronavirus pandemic makes May Commencement ceremonies inadvisable, it is important for seniors to have something to look forward to in uncertain times.
03/16/20 5:46pm
Contacting parents instead of students was inappropriate and appeared as an effort to fearmonger so parents force their children to leave.
03/13/20 9:15pm
There are times in history where the world needs each of us to do our own part. This is one of those times. And it doesn’t have to be all negative.
03/10/20 6:07pm
Penn students, particularly those who hail from other countries or low-income backgrounds, deserve answers about how coronavirus will affect University life.  
03/04/20 9:52pm
Penn professors and academic departments should be more lenient about sick days, both with class and on-campus jobs, so students can better self-isolate in case of illness.
03/01/20 10:50pm
Given that the players and coaches who will lose those championships did not commit any violations, the NCAA’s current sanctions are reprehensible.
02/26/20 10:37pm
If Penn is willing to offer a postponement policy during the final exam period—a period that, by design, gives students extra time to study—the University should offer the same policy during a crowded midterm season. 
02/23/20 10:50pm
Rather than relying on symbolism alone, the University should honor Du Bois’ legacy by taking tangible steps to improve the lives of students of color.  
02/19/20 10:53pm
In the wake of Milken’s pardon, Wharton must implement stricter ethics requirements to directly address white-collar crimes and avoid future incidents of criminal alumni. 
02/16/20 8:23pm
Those who rely on this supermarket deserve to know the timeline of installing its replacement. 
02/12/20 11:20pm
While Penn’s choices of commencement speakers over the last four decades reflect an unfortunate lack of diversity, this year's choice of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shows Penn leaning toward more progressive and diverse candidates.
02/09/20 8:18pm
Students should recognize the historic value of the Palestra and attend games to give support to Penn's basketball teams.
02/05/20 9:01pm
Penn fails its students, faculty, staff, and alumni by investing its multi-billion endowment in ways that will likely provide a lower financial return than it could with fossil fuel divestment.  
02/02/20 8:58pm
Voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots for many candidates associated with Penn in the 2020 primary and general elections. The Daily Pennsylvanian Editorial Board recommends picking none of them. 
01/29/20 11:10pm
The University should offer more courses, and a variety of them, that fulfill each sector or foundational requirement to make it easier for undergraduates to explore different topics throughout their time at Penn.
01/26/20 10:29pm
Someone can be a Greek life member and think that Locust Walk should represent more diverse interests.