Staff Editorials

10/06/13 11:15pm

Editorial | Dude, where's my philanthropy

We’d like to see not only big names at these events, but people whose lives have been defined more by their work on the ground than by what they did before giving back.
09/27/13 12:59am

Editorial | Food for thought

We were glad that the administration reached out to us in the first place. But transparency and collaboration on the front end need to carry over throughout the whole process.
09/11/13 10:33pm

Editorial | Fading memories

Perhaps in a few years, 9/11 will be yet another tragically storied day that future students can only relate to through stories, textbooks and movies. But that time hasn’t come yet.
08/28/13 2:02am

Dear freshmen…

To help you out, here’s a list of things we wish we had been told — or wish we had listened to — when we were in your shoes.
07/16/13 4:12pm

Editorial | Representing Penn — not just 'the game'

As the very students about whom Taylor makes overarching generalizations, we are disappointed that she failed to account for the rich diversity of our student body by only acknowledging the responses of a subset of single, straight women — an unrepresentative sample tainted by its homogeneity.
04/19/13 4:21am

Editorial | Time to act

While this bill was not a large step, it was progress, it was momentum, it could have been precedent. With it, we could have moved forward — still together — and talked about what more we could do. The fact that we can do nothing is just ridiculous.
04/18/13 4:46am

Editorial | Get the Fling out

We’re not saying underage drinking is not a crime and that certain persons are above the law. We are saying that the police weren’t enforcing the law — they were enforcing Fling.
12/05/12 6:56am

Editorial | Don’t settle for settling

Penn should have exercised its authority by addressing the building violations in a more proactive manner.
11/30/12 6:41am

Editorial | The importance of being interviewed

Penn will be relying on you to achieve its goal of interviewing all applicants by 2015. So sign up as soon as you graduate.
11/20/12 6:34am

Editorial | Objectivity: lost in the fray

While pro-Israel and pro-Palestine students have condemned the killing of civilians on these very pages, they’ve also voiced seemingly irreconcilable views on the conflict. No resolution or coalition will be achieved unless students on both sides of the aisle are willing to listen to each other.
11/13/12 6:30am

Editorial | Feeling safe on Locust Walk

Dephanie Jao’s encounter happened on Locust Walk around 9:40 p.m. Sexual assaults happen to one in four college women in the United States.
11/07/12 8:05am

Editorial | Penn leads the (provisional) vote

Voting shouldn’t be an uphill battle. It should be an easy process — one that unites the country and invites everyone to have a say.
11/05/12 7:25am

Endorsement | Pennsylvania candidates

The Daily Pennsylvanian endorses Bob Casey Jr. for Congress, Kathleen Kane for Attorney General, Robert McCord for State Treasurer and Eugene DePasquale for Auditor General
11/05/12 7:16am

Endorsement | Are we there yet?

We’re voting for Obama to be on the right side of history — to stand behind policies that respond to this country’s place in an increasingly globalized community.
10/31/12 5:37am

Editorial | Staying safe through Sandy

While Sandy left our campus largely unscathed, the University was prepared for much worse.
10/16/12 5:35am

Editorial | Race matters, at least for now

Affirmative action has its flaws. But it is the only tried and true method to achieve the same diversity that we currently see in higher education.
10/12/12 5:41am

Editorial | Safeguarding our systems

Since our lives are inextricably tied to technology, learning to secure data will pay huge dividends in the future.
10/10/12 5:42am

Editorial | A moratorium on mismanagement

Beyond the obvious drawback of preventing new groups from enlivening the extracurricular scene, the moratorium is an embarrassment to Penn.
07/26/12 2:18am

Editorial | NCAA was fair in its punishment

While detractors have criticized the unprecedented nature of the penalty against Penn State, the response was justified by the unprecedented nature of an atrocity enabled by a culture of football worship.
07/19/12 1:30am

Editorial | Sexual violence and fair decisions

On Tuesday, Penn announced a rewriting of the sexual violence policy. We commend Penn on the revision, in particular the updates to its definitions — which include a more detailed definition of consent — and the inclusion of a list of support resources for victims of sexual violence.