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.
It’s time to stop being "troubled," and start demonstrating some leadership.
Penn believes living on campus can be an enriching part of student life. The administration would find, if they lowered room rates, that demanding students live on campus is not necessary, as many more students would do so voluntarily.
Allowing students to fulfill Sector Requirements with courses taken pass/fail would not only encourage an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, it would make Penn a university that places value on learning and exploration.
Enforcing fees at the Ringe Squash Courts is classist and does not represent the purported values of Penn as an institution striving towards egalitarianism.
Penn must do what nearly every other person and institution in Philadelphia does: pay taxes.
Instead of laughing at Furda, Penn students should take a page from his book.
Properly implemented, the policy on secular and religious holidays will affirm Penn’s goals of inclusion and community.
Philadelphia administrators should have encouraged students to participate in the climate strike and helped to educate them to be active and caring citizens.
Penn, let sophomores live in Greek houses under the new housing policy.
Penn needs to bring PVP back to campus
While it may be intuitive, it is also easy to forget that helpers need help, too.