Several Penn alumni reflect on Penn’s response to recent events, including the Palestine Writes Literature Festival, the ongoing Israel-Gaza war, the withholding of alumni donations, and responses from Penn’s administration to these ongoing crises.
Guest Columnist Jason Hagler argues that Penn’s current climate plan is the climate change equivalent of “hopes and prayers.” We need to hold the university to higher standards, because if the university actually tried, it could make a difference.
Leftist Jewish student group Penn Chavurah argues that Penn has censored the screening of the film Israelism this fall, demonstrating Penn’s disregard for free speech, Jewish safety, and Palestinian human rights.
Guest Columnist Evan Golinsky identifies dangerous indifference present in the Palestinian liberation narrative on campus and suggests how effective discourse can be achieved in spite of this.
Guest Columnist Selma Farsakh describes walking down Locust as a person who has lived in Israel-Palestine.
Guest Columnist David J. Shapiro argues that the University’s response to the Palestine Writes Literature Festival and the pro-Palestine rallies calling for “resistance” and “revolution” demonstrate that Professor Wax is the victim of selective prosecution and an insidious double standard.
Penn Democrats urge the Penn community to vote on Nov. 7 in light of recent United States Supreme Court decisions and efforts to dismantle our fundamental rights.
Former Columnist Alex Baxter reflects on the past month’s impacts on Penn’s sense of unity, and urges the community to stand up for justice.
Guest Columnist Lala Mustafa explains the history of the Azerbaijani people in Nagorno-Karabakh in light of recent conflict in the region.
Guest Columnist Benjamin Nathans explains why Liz Magill should not resign and calls on Penn not to fall victim to a hostile takeover that limits free speech and debate.
Guest columnist Daniel Gurevitch discusses the importance of finding hope during today’s situation in Israel and Gaza, emphasizing the importance of trusted collaboration and the interdependence of people.
Former columnist David Koff shares a story from his undergraduate experience in the 1990s, when a controversial speaker accused of antisemitism was allowed to speak on Penn’s campus.
Guest Columnists Vincent Kelley and George Borg argue that Penn's COVID-19 vaccine mandates created an environment of fear and coercion on campus.
Guest Columnist Sydney Freedman recounts her experience as a Jewish student at the Walkout for Palestine to add perspective on how a demonstration of solidarity and support turned into a breeding ground for hate.
Guest Columnist Steven Weitzman, offering his perspective as a professor of Jewish Studies, calls on the Penn community to address long term institutional weaknesses in light of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Guest Columnist Faresi Alfaresi asserts that while Magill’s statement emphasizes much-needed and long-overdue solidarity with the Jewish community, the Arab and Muslim communities continue to suffer in the shadow the University has always cast onto them.
Guest columnist and Chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees Scott Bok responds to the recent letter from Marc Rowan, calling on the Penn community to work together and move forward in difficult times.
Guest Columnist Eyal Yakoby calls on Penn to speak up and reject antisemitism in the wake of recent attacks from Hamas on Israel, redeeming itself following the Palestine Writes Literature Festival.
United RAs at Penn explain the need for a union and urge RAs to vote yes.
Members of Penn's Jewish community sign a letter in support of the Palestine Writes Literature Festival.