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.
Someone can be a Greek life member and think that Locust Walk should represent more diverse interests.
Penn Dining should make meal swipes more useful to students by accepting them in more locations and letting them roll over from semester to semester.
Instead of passively lamenting Trump’s Penn affiliation, students should use impeachment as an opportunity to fight for policies they believe in.
Campus groups should learn from Greek life and work to strengthen their internal cultures so they can provide more outlets for finding a community at Penn.
Penn should extend the current need-blind application process for students in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to LPS and international applicants.
Penn must pay workers the living wage that they deserve and that is now mandated by the city.
It is incumbent upon Penn students to hold the consulting firm accountable and refuse to participate in its recruiting in the future.
This holiday season, donate belongings that no longer bring you any use to not only reduce the waste we produce, but also so someone else in need can stay warm this winter.
To promote student well being and allow students greater travel flexibility, Penn must expand this break by adding the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Even more important than its own season, Penn football has a chance to spoil rival Princeton's year, and will need the support of Penn students to do it.
Any faculty at Penn that are still avoiding critical debates on our campus, like the fight for a graduate student union or payments in lieu of taxes, should take a lesson from the faculty and students willing to protest for a better future, and step off the sidelines.
To better support students and promote educational practices that work for everyone, Penn should mandate that professors and TAs be evaluated in the middle of the term as well.
Penn should have consulted with students and stakeholders before taking this action, and must do so when making decisions in the future.
Announcing an extension publicly, rather than reaching out to individuals, ensures a level of accountability and fairness to all those applying.
Penn’s own athletics director, M. Grace Calhoun, is a woman and the Ivy League generally has higher percentages of female representation than the D-I average. But the Quakers and the rest of their conference have a long way to go before reaching gender equity.
By understanding the role that students play as residents, albeit temporary, of Philadelphia, they can help make this city a better place.
Penn’s admissions process is one of the most selective in the world, but the most important principle that must be respected is fairness.
Graduate students need a union, and letting them organize will make Penn a stronger learning environment and home for scholarship for everyone. Penn should recognize the union voluntarily when elections are held again.
The University needs to reflect on what was promised to students in 1973.