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Guest Columns

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Guest columnist Sean Deresh argues that Penn should divest from fossil fuels and invest in offshore wind energy instead. 
12/05/21 9:04pm
Guest columnist Ben She argues that redensifying Locust Walk will energize student life and make campus a better place.
12/02/21 12:25am
In a guest column, 56 scholars ask why an Ecuadorian politician alleged to have committed crimes against humanity received a visiting scholar position at Penn, and why her Penn profile was removed after questions were raised about the appointment.
11/16/21 10:56pm
In a guest column, Penn Justice Dems argues that Penn's Board of Trustees is the primary reason so little campus activism results in change.
11/11/21 12:57am
Guest columnist Brinn Gammer reflects on the state of mental health on campus and offers suggestions on how to bring more happiness to daily life.
11/04/21 8:40pm
In a guest column, Suhag Shukla, executive director of the Hindu American Foundation, argues that Penn should take a toxic episode of Hinduphobia as an opportunity to extend its support to Hindu students and faculty.
11/01/21 10:18pm
In a guest column, Penn Leads the Vote encourages students to cast a ballot in this year's general election.
10/26/21 9:49am
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.