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Guest Columns

01/28/21 10:20am
Bloomers is moving away from being an all-female club to make a more inclusive space for those not on the gender binary. Other gendered Penn clubs should do the same.
01/14/21 8:57pm
Penn's year of civic engagement should encourage students to take ABCS courses. Why aren't they?
11/02/20 9:21pm
Those text messages, sent at 8:38 p.m. and 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday night to the entire Penn community, were an act of “public safety,” meaning they were a direct warning to us all that we should avoid that location. 
11/02/20 10:43am
Master candidates for Social Policy were given the opportunity to anonymously react to the decisions made surrounding MSSP 628 and  MSSP 710. The candidates expressed a variety of concerns, including a lack of transparency, equal treatment, and potential self-censorship.
11/01/20 9:01pm
At this critical crossroads of our nation’s history, we need a principled leader that can deliver the truth, unite the country behind a shared vision, and carry us forward to a better America. We need Joe Biden in the White House, more than ever. 
10/30/20 4:30pm
As graduate workers and members of GET-UP, we believe that for Penn to make good on its promise to support current students, the administration must guarantee a universal one-year funding extension for all doctoral students in every school and department.
10/30/20 3:44pm
Penn's administration should be ashamed that it has come to this point where students must boycott classes for their mental wellbeing and for the ability to vote on election day.
10/28/20 6:12pm
To all students, graduates, staff members, and faculty — please join us in signing this petition urging the University to take stronger action to protect Penn employees’ right to vote. 
10/26/20 10:03pm
Your vote counts just as much as anyone else’s, and the only time your voice is not equal to others is when you don’t let it be heard. That’s why we vote.
10/26/20 9:59pm
We’re not asking you to hide your principles going into Election Day or going forward; we’re asking you to be open to listening to and associating with those you disagree with.
10/26/20 9:56pm
Joe Biden can’t solve all of our problems, and for many of us, including myself, he wasn’t our first choice for president. But electing Joe Biden is absolutely necessary if we are going to make any sort of progress.
10/07/20 6:50pm
Please ensure that your vote is counted by making a voting plan and sticking to it. Because your voice matters.
09/18/20 4:54pm
Decisions are made by those who show up. The stakes couldn’t be any higher.
09/18/20 4:45pm
What I am lobbying for is for in this time of social change that my employer challenges the very boundaries I have discussed here. To align itself with efforts of correcting wealth inequalities and to entertain serious discussion that could affect the lives of many of its employees of color.
09/15/20 2:47pm
We make this appeal to Penn not just because we believe it is the socially just thing to do, but because we also feel it is the neighborly thing to do. In our time as teachers, we have taken part in reciprocal relationships with the university grounded in mutual respect and genuine concern for the education of our students. 
09/08/20 9:04pm
Especially given the dire circumstances the District now faces as a result of Covid-19, Penn and other wealthy nonprofits must fulfill their civic and financial obligations through PILOTs.
09/03/20 8:38pm
The conversation cannot stop after we cast our ballots but it is the first real step towards progress. So this November, please, vote.
09/01/20 9:00pm
We, the undersigned faculty, staff, students, and alumni believe that the long-term good name and reputation of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School depends on Penn’s administration doing the right thing in the present moment.
09/01/20 5:59am
At the start of this new academic year, our call to action for all Penn faculty, students, and staff has never been clearer: Stick to our mission. Stand with our community.
08/27/20 11:04am
Even though Election Day is a few months away, the time to begin preparing is now.