While the Super Bowl may be the only time some pay attention to these issues, police brutality and structural racism are not distant phenomena for many on and near Penn’s campus.
While students don’t often see Gutmann on Locust Walk, aside from major capstone events in their Penn careers, she is clearly hard at work.
Penn has some flexibility in how it can implement the new regulations into University policy. In navigating the new guidelines, the administration must prioritize the rights of victims.
Menstrual products are a necessity. While it is encouraging that the UA recognizes that, Penn's administration has a responsibility to do so as well.
Being comfortable at Penn often takes more time than just one semester, or just a few days of rush.
It is important that you aren’t discouraged from making use of confidential, free, and often incredibly helpful resources the University has made available to you, regardless of their shortcomings.
Returning to the days of required physical education would be a mistake, but allowing students to make the choice to work out for credit could go a long way in improving the wellness of our community.
As we continue to discuss Dr. Ford’s Congressional hearing, it is worthwhile to remember former Vice President and Penn professor Joe Biden’s conduct during Hill’s hearing 27 years ago.
This approach of addressing campus issues by restricting the ability of students to choose for themselves is patronizing, especially when students were largely left out of the decision-making process.
Sleep deprivation is highly unhealthy, mentally and physically, and should not be the norm. But closing Huntsman early fails to address the reasons students so often need to work later than 2 a.m. in the first place.
If administrators want to adapt and improve the University’s policies around sexual misconduct, they must also be willing to acknowledge when existing policies have been violated.
This is the first time we have done a demographics survey of our community. Just as we hold Penn accountable, we want to hold ourselves accountable for improving diversity at the DP.
We want to help you think critically about aspects of this university that might not be stamped on the front page of your glossy Penn brochure.
This is the moment for everyone on this campus — sports fans and otherwise — to rally behind a team that truly represents this institution.
Graduate students teach and guide their undergraduate peers, provide valuable assistance to professors, and pioneer new research.
By not suspending University operations, Penn — Philadelphia’s single largest private employer — isolates its community from the city at large.
Penn has suffered more than its fair share of tragedy in recent years. Greek leaders and organizations should take this opportunity to reflect on their pledging processes and curtail forced drinking before it’s too late.
In similar fashion to its peers, Penn should allow approximately 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico to enroll tuition-free at Penn for the spring semester.
We hope that administrators will take the ideas, concerns and critiques expressed through the PULSE survey and Campus Conversation seriously, but for either of these efforts to be of any use, we the students need to participate heavily.
For the safety of students, faculty and staff in University City and West Philadelphia alike, DPS must expand the scope of its alert policies so that the Penn community are more frequently notified about any imminent dangers.