Penn can no longer claim to be doing all it can to be assembling the highest-quality class possible each year while drawing well more than half of its admittees from less than a sixth of the applicants. It is time to do away with Early Decision.
Last week, more than two thousand applicants around the world received the news that they have been accepted for enrollment at the University of Pennsylvania.
Although The Daily Pennsylvanian is a Penn-focused publication, we are acutely aware that the forces which shape what becomes news here on campus, like springtime snowstorms which disrupt classes, often originate elsewhere.
Next Tuesday, Irvine Auditorium will host a panel forum entitled “A Formidable Foe: Cancer in the 21st Century” as part of its David and Lyn Silfen University Forum series. While the forum will notably feature Penn President Amy Gutmann and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the other panelists has stolen some of the spotlight by virtue of being embroiled in a lawsuit over discrimination against an Iraqi family.
In a widely-cited piece of compelling data journalism, The New York Times last month compiled a list of the 38 American colleges and universities that enroll more students from the top one percent of the U.S.
Commencement should, in our view, aim to broaden the horizons of departing students one last time – to be one last lesson before graduates leave the academic sphere.
We commend the participants of these marches, but we implore students to use these protests as an opportunity to revisit issues on our own campus, to channel this level of intensity and energy into tangible fixes within our own community.
Trump’s order transcends mere partisan or intellectual dispute and rather enters the realm of immoral, lawless cruelty.
In the wake of the inauguration of 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States, Penn faces an institutional dilemma.
Although the University denied knowledge of any Penn staff being instructed to interfere with the protests, a FRES worker running the engine of a noisy maintenance vehicle at the site of one of the demonstrations said he had been instructed to drown out the protesters by someone from the University.
As Penn President Amy Gutmann announced on Dec. 2 of last year, Penn Provost Vincent Price will be departing the University on July 9 to assume the presidency of Duke University.
This semester has been tumultuous. Regardless of whether you personally were affected by current events — the election, Black Lives Matter, sexual assault — those around you were.
To foster a culture of productive dialogue among diverse voices on this campus, we must respect all opinions and be careful not to perpetuate the hate that has unfortunately penetrated this campus and the country at large this past week.
Since seven-thirty last night, many Penn students, faculty, administrators and alums were glued to their screens, the election feverishly playing in front of them.
On Sept. 22, the University Board of Trustees announced that Penn would not be divesting from fossil fuels.
In the spring, The Daily Pennsylvanian Opinion Board endorsed candidates for the primaries from each party — John Kasich and Hillary Clinton.
In crafting the personas of the presidential candidates, media outlets have emphasized the role higher education has played in the development of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
If it took you a while to learn about the shooting near campus on Friday night, you might have been clued in by the whirr of the helicopter blades or by the Daily Pennsylvanian's news updates, or even by the email sent the following day by the administration.
A recent poll of Penn College Republicans reveals something we never would have expected. While a 60 percent majority of Republican students do not support Donald Trump, a surprising 40 percent of them answered that they support the controversial candidate.
Many of us might have been confused to find out that so many of our fellow students support the Republican presidential nominee.
Two days after an Oz email for a “Wild Wednesday” party addressed to Penn women was flyered across campus with the captions “THIS IS WHAT RAPE CULTURE LOOKS LIKE” and “WE ARE WATCHING,” many of the physical papers have been taken down.