Staff Editorials

04/11/11 8:53am

Editorial | Half-baked changes

Penn's modifications to the dining plan program do nothing to address the problems underpinning the structure of the program.
04/08/11 8:20am

Editorial | Not worth the wait

We’re pleased with the smaller size of the waitlist for Penn’s Class of 2015 — down from 3,500 students two years ago to 2,400 this year.
04/05/11 12:26pm

Joke issue: Editorial | ‘DP’ drinking game

As a sequel to our 2011 State of the Union Drinking Game, here’s another drinking game to make your daily perusal of the ‘DP’ a little more exciting.
04/04/11 9:38am

Editorial | Decreased diversity

On April 4, the DP published an editorial based on incorrect data. The article has been retracted.
03/29/11 8:49am

Editorial | Our UA endorsements

The Daily Pennsylvanian announces its endorsements for Undergraduate Assembly president and vice president.
03/28/11 9:15am

UA candidate guest columns

Presidential and vice presidential hopefuls write about their visions for student government, what they can offer the student body and why you should vote for them.
03/23/11 11:56am

Editorial | A pick close to home

Although Denzel Washington's conspicuous connection to the University may give pause to some, he is an admirable choice for commencement speaker.
03/22/11 11:35am

Editorial | The cost of calculators

A federal mandate commendably aims to give families a better sense of the overall costs of college, but its method for achieving the goal is misguided.
03/18/11 9:33am

Editorial | Extend the engagement

The organizers of Alternate Spring Break should be more active in fostering civic engagement and continuing the dialogue after the trips end.
03/15/11 8:38am

Editorial | Spruce St. curse

Taglio will be replaced by the Asian-inspired TBowl, which we hope has more luck than the other eateries that have occupied 3716 Spruce St.
03/03/11 11:49am

Editorial | Starved for options

Before the University pressures McDonald’s to move out, it must establish a late-night, on-campus alternative dining option.
03/02/11 12:12pm

Editorial | On full alert

Thanks to the UPennAlert notifications on Tuesday, the Penn community knew exactly what was happening and what to do to keep safe.
02/28/11 11:05am

Editorial | No smokers allowed?

Prohibiting prospective HUP employees from smoking on their own time and in their own homes is an unjust intrusion.
02/23/11 11:46am

Editorial | A rude response

While we understand that many students passionately disagree with Newt Gingrich, the ways in which some expressed their dissent were unacceptable.
02/22/11 10:57am

Editorial | Reduce meal swiping

Making the dining plan options more flexible would rule out one reason students give for stealing food from Houston Market.
02/18/11 11:03am

Editorial | Tapping tech talent

We commend PennApps Lab for successfully tapping into the talent pool of capable student developers and providing a valuable service to the University community.
02/16/11 8:27pm

Editorial | Invest in openness

While we cannot judge the veracity of SLAP's claims against HEI, we hope that Penn keeps the decision process for the petition open and provides a transparent justification for its verdict.
02/16/11 11:59am

Editorial | Spare the Pell Grants

While we understand the need to cut spending, the Pell Grant Program is necessary to ensure that education remains accessible to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
02/15/11 11:27am

Editorial | From city to college town

We encourage the students of Philadelphia’s colleges and universities to be open to greater collaboration and to help transform Philadelphia into a true college town.
02/14/11 11:19am

Editorial | A stable reputation

The number of recipients of prestigious scholarships who are associated with the University will continue to fluctuate, but Penn’s reputation as a superb academic institution will remain stable.