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.
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.
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.
The conversation cannot stop after we cast our ballots but it is the first real step towards progress. So this November, please, vote.
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.
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.
Even though Election Day is a few months away, the time to begin preparing is now.
Even though we can’t meet them in person, we can sympathize with Penn students who attended in fall 1918. Their past can inform our present. By using history as our compass, we can get through this together.
While President Trump can flaunt his Wharton degree all he wants, it does not mean he actually learned anything at our alma mater.
Whatever you choose to do, next year will bring about things that are weird and disappointing, but also ones that are new, exciting, and rewarding.
With most of campus life going on-line, SP2 students won’t have access to collaborative study spaces, mental and physical health care, school-sponsored social events, in-person office hours, library resources, guest lectures, and all other resources that constitute the “Penn experience.”
Rising College freshman, Iman Ezzeddine, recounts witnessing the explosion from her living room in Beirut.
Currently, Penn students mostly rely on Penn Course Review and word of mouth to make decisions on which classes to take.
Healthcare work can be all-encompassing, especially in this environment, and we must hold ourselves accountable to the standards of our profession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Penn Museum has no right or reason to keep human remains that bolstered racist science in its basement.
Help them understand the underlying issues and get involved. Respond to their posts to engage in meaningful conversations.