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Guest Columns

02/11/20 8:30pm
This project reflects a well-intentioned effort from the UA to respond to student needs and increase campus wellness. However, this shuttle service is not the best way to accomplish these goals.
02/09/20 7:31pm
In order to be impactful, wellness measures must be adapted to fit within students’ existing incentive structures, and that means integrating them within students’ existing commitments.
02/05/20 9:46pm
The issues that Bernie Sanders speaks to reflect important contemporary challenges, but his heavy-handed government solutions would further bankrupt the nation and dim opportunity for those who need it most. 
02/05/20 2:01pm
In academia, women first experience this culture of differentiating tasks between men and women within the classroom, originating in the way professors view and treat their students.
02/02/20 7:21pm
Penn students have the potential to play a significant role in the fate of the state of Pennsylvania and the nation as a whole, and we should help unleash this potential. 
01/31/20 7:49pm
As former ICE director Homan stated during his talk, “walls work,” especially here at Penn when members of the University actively kept us out.
01/29/20 12:17pm
Suggesting that Penn remove the very little public communications infrastructure it has left completely ignores the people who rely on it. 
01/27/20 8:43pm
No, I don’t mean getting lost going to class or stumbling into the Quad at 4am. In fact, I’m not talking about who you actually were as a first-year student at all. I’m talking about the spirit of the collective experience.
01/26/20 9:33pm
As a qualified, relevant expert in a pressing policy area, Homan deserves the chance to be heard.
01/20/20 5:38pm
Yes, Soleimani was a terrible individual who deserved what he got, but killing Soleimani has put American troops at greater risk by moving the United States and Iran closer to war, dramatically destabilizing the region, and doing enormous damage to United States-Iranian relations.
01/14/20 10:30pm
We highlight these attacks on students and faculty to remind us all that these universities are being targeted precisely because they are institutions devoted to critical thinking and the exercise of reason.
11/13/19 11:02pm
To President Gutmann and the general counsel’s office: You still have time to fix this.
11/11/19 10:49pm
While not all of us agree on every tactic the students may employ, we as faculty urge our colleagues and University administrators to hear them out, engage them constructively, and take much bolder action.
10/16/19 8:24pm
I am suggesting that everyone commit themselves to build a just and sustainable society, whether that’s through becoming a teacher, civil rights lawyer, therapist, an environmental engineer, a regenerative farmer, or any of the many jobs that are essential to creating a society founded on justice and sustainability.
10/13/19 11:33pm
Are we a community that, despite how much we may disagree, will at least show a classmate basic respect for putting their thoughts out onto a public forum? Or are we a community that will destroy and belittle someone over a mistake? 
10/13/19 11:31pm
Legacy students, don’t hide your legacy status. Instead, acknowledge the privilege you hold in a faux-meritocratic system, speak out against it, and support others who share their struggles with the system. 
10/13/19 11:28pm
A successful campus and democracy rely on healthy public debate. As a community, we must ensure that our discourse is grounded in challenging the perspectives of others and our own rather than cheaply personal shots. 
10/08/19 6:39pm
The notion that the only way legacy students can contribute to the “prestige” of a university implies that FGLI students can not. 
09/29/19 8:08pm
Our University will never proactively address the climate crisis of its accord. And so it is time that that we — Penn students — show the University that it must change its habits and its investments whether it wants to or not. 
09/22/19 6:22pm
Penn remains steadfastly committed to your health and wellness. I am personally overseeing the transition at CAPS.