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Guest Columns

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Guest Columnist Naveen Albert argues that Penn shouldn't upgrades its wifi systems due to negative environmental and health effects.
10/24/21 10:22am
Guest columnists Ellen Heiman and Sage Lincoln argue that Penn Law must do more to increase opportunities for environmental advocacy and law training.
10/21/21 10:14pm
In a guest column, religious studies professor Steven Weitzman argues that greater faculty representation is needed on the search committee for Penn's next president.
10/18/21 12:45am
Guest columnist Iman Syed reflects on a year of grief since the passing of her uncle.
10/07/21 1:57am
From Old City to the Gayborhood, College Houses are giving students the opportunity to explore different parts of Philadelphia with their hallmates during their first in-person semester at Penn.
10/03/21 5:50pm
In a guest column, Penn Justice Dems argues that management consulting is not a viable business path to imparting meaningful change.
09/22/21 12:35am
Chemistry professor Joseph Subotnik argues that the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies misused Penn's name for political purposes when it signed on to a statement "in Solidarity with Palestinian Feminist Collective” that accuses Israel of “apartheid.”
09/16/21 5:10pm
Guest Columnist and DP staffer Jesse Zhang argues that international sophomores students who weren't able to come to campus last year are being left behind by Penn.
08/31/21 12:02am
Penn president Amy Gutmann welcomes students and community members to the 2021-2022 school year.
08/13/21 4:39pm
Guest columnists Alan Cotler and Robert Litan argue that by allowing full merit and athletic scholarships, Penn (as well as the other Ivy League schools) can be competitive with other institutions in athletics as well as other disciplines.
07/28/21 7:06pm
Guest columnist Artur Vllahiu writes about how death doesn't need to be a source of fear. Citing different existentialist philosophers, Vllahiu makes the case for how thinking about death can actually make us feel better.
07/21/21 6:22pm
Penn Leads the Vote encourages students to vote on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 26th amendment: the amendment that granted Americans 18 and older the right to vote.
07/14/21 6:24pm
Guest columnist and 2012 Wharton graduate Andrew Murray Dunn writes about the folly of achievement culture and blind pursuit of the rat race.
06/24/21 5:58pm
Guest columnist Maisy Sylvan argues that despite being popular attractions, zoos are immoral in their violation of animal wellbeing and that we should avoid them. She offers animal-friendly alternatives to frequent during the summer as we decide on post-pandemic plans.
06/19/21 11:46am
In a guest column for Juneteenth, Brian Peterson, the director of Makuu, writes about the history of Juneteenth, and how critical race theory can help us understand the nuance behind emancipation.
06/19/21 6:00am
In a guest column for Juneteenth, three undergraduate students write about the troubled history of Albert Kligman, a Penn dermatologist who performed experiments on a primarily Black incarcerated population in the mid-20th century. They call on Penn to apologize and honor those who were harmed.
06/19/21 6:00am
In a guest column, Zonía Moore, a medical student, writes about the ways that structural racism is embedded into the health care system, and the ways Penn Medicine can combat it. 
06/07/21 10:30pm
In a guest column, five graduate students write about the difficulty of accessing adequate transgender health care coverage through the Penn Student Insurance Plan (PSIP), featuring the story of one anonymous woman. 
06/06/21 10:55pm
In a response to Andy Yoon, guest columnist Jay Rosner writes about how standardized testing, which exacerbates disparities in higher education, has no place in our current college admissions process.
06/01/21 9:58am
In a guest column, Penn Glee Club writes about how, after 159 years, they have become fully gender-inclusive after a historic merger with Penn Sirens.