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With over 1,500 international undergraduates enrolled, Penn should make Go Local available. This is feasible, given that Penn Abroad has over 50 exchange partners in 17 countries.
07/08/20 7:16pm
When the University does not pay for the services and environment that make its work possible, other Philadelphians are left to make up the difference — or, city schools and other institutions simply go without.
07/06/20 1:29pm
In recent months, Joe Biden responded to the dual tragedies of coronavirus and police killings with resolve, but we must put pressure on our future president to support his words with concrete actions.
07/01/20 11:29am
While we celebrate Dean James’s appointment and Wharton’s new era led by a Black woman, we also recognize that there is still a lot of work to be done at Wharton in terms of diversity.
06/25/20 11:34am
The Penn Museum has no right or reason to keep human remains that bolstered racist science in its basement. 
06/02/20 2:31pm
Help them understand the underlying issues and get involved. Respond to their posts to engage in meaningful conversations.
06/01/20 9:34pm
As non-black people of color, Asian Americans do not share the trauma of the black community and cannot dismiss their pain. 
06/01/20 8:13pm
While social media feeds have been bombarded with tweets and Instagram stories in solidarity with the Black community, these efforts are not enough.
05/31/20 4:26pm
As privileged people, we must stop expecting oppressed groups to educate us, to accommodate us, or to be civil toward us.
05/27/20 8:00pm
Technology and surveillance methods are ingrained in the problem of social disparities.
05/24/20 5:49pm
We hold a responsibility to think about the critical issues faced in our home countries, and find ways to confront them, even while at Penn.
05/21/20 10:17pm
It’s natural for us to construct echo chambers by choosing what circles we choose to interact with, and this phenomenon has only been exacerbated by our move to a virtual world.
05/20/20 9:07pm
I, too, was anticipating Senior Week, Commencement, and all the last goodbyes we never got to say. But after everything that has happened, my doubts about taking a “scenic route” instead of the expressway to my goals have vanished. 
05/20/20 3:06pm
To the Class of 2020, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the contributions you have made, and for giving me an opportunity to learn with you and from you. 
05/19/20 3:21pm
Penn is still not perfect, but it’s filled with perfect places. 
05/15/20 8:14pm
Ever since Penn first announced there would be no in-person ceremonies this year, I have been thinking about what graduation means as a first-generation, low-income student, and what it means for my family. 
05/15/20 2:07pm
My graduation from Penn coincides with Eric Jacobs’ retirement from the DP after four decades as general manager. From the start of my time at Penn, I’ve known Eric to be the DP’s guiding light. 
05/14/20 4:04pm
By voting in the upcoming primary election, students at Penn will be able to make a difference in who represents our communities in Congress and the state legislature. One person, one vote is perpetually under threat and this year is no different, if not more than ever before.
05/08/20 8:57pm
I’m writing to wish you luck in your finals but to also put everything in context for you as well.  As a Penn undergraduate student, I remember how stressful the finals period was and I’m imagining that in this virtual environment, this stress is likely amplified. 
05/08/20 6:51pm
Pinning responsibility on China is using them as a scapegoat, and the Trump administration cannot afford to live in the past when there are such pressing concerns in the present and the future.