Influencing or reversing a policy made by the administration may seem like an impossible task, but it has certainly been done before. We must continue to advocate for the change we want through hands-on activism.
If Penn truly values the services RAs provide and appreciates the fact that low-income students are the ones incentivized to provide them, they will stop creating a new set of problems for students who already have plenty to deal with.
Joe Biden's track record is flawed, and the Democratic party needs a new face to rally behind. We urge Biden not to declare his candidacy for president.
While one day off isn’t enough for most students to travel home or elsewhere off-campus, short, intermittent breaks during the semesters are far more meaningful in improving campus mental health.
Penn Dining must increase the scope of meal plans.
Penn needs to step up and provide more resources to the FGLI textbook library.
The relegation of La Casa Latina, Makuu, and the Pan-Asian American Community House to a basement in the ARCH building is exclusionary.
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.