Penn's greek life community has the responsibility to set the tone for COVID-19 mitigation on campus.
As college students return to campus, it may appear that young America is "over" the COVID-19 pandemic. While this shouldn't come at a surprise, it does make it more likely that long-term goals of society will be prolonged for short-term gain.
Penn's first-years have returned to campus, but issues with partying and possible COVID-19 spread threaten the in-person semester the Penn community wants.
Penn was one of the few universities to keep the pass/fail grading option for the spring 2021 semester, a step in the right direction for grading equity and accessibility during the pandemic.
While the students on-campus may be the subject of the headlines, there is still a substantial number of students who will be learning from home, for health, personal, or other reasons. They, too, must be factored in as the semester progresses.
The least the University can do is distance itself from its most famous graduate and set the record straight: Donald Trump may have earned his degree from Penn, but he represents the antithesis of the University's values and the fact-based pursuit of reason for which this school stands.
Let’s put our money where our mouth is and make capitalism sustainable.
2020 has tested each of us, forcing us to build a strong will and resilient spirit. Don't lose that in 2021.
The problems from this calendar year won't go away on Jan. 1, 2021. But better days are ahead.
If there’s one thing we should learn from the pandemic, it’s that alone time should be more appreciated.
Penn should take a cue from the recent events surrounding spring break and put greater emphasis on student and faculty feedback when making important choices.
In many ways, Penn’s administration is treating this term as business as usual. It clearly isn't.
Because many students come to college with little to no understanding of what sexual assault truly entails, it is not surprising that the issue runs rampant in almost every university.
We will be the historians teaching our country’s “truth.” If the weight of that feels monumental, it’s because it should.
When possible, Penn students should avoid coming back to campus after Thanksgiving, and should instead stay home for the rest of the semester.
It’s difficult enough for Penn students to be productive from home, and the struggle is only worsened by recent election anxiety and ongoing pandemic loneliness and uncertainty. Unfortunately, news providers are not on our side.
With the exception of those with financial or health-related problems, there is in fact a case for international students to opt into synchronous instruction.
The concerns of students must be met with transparent, decisive, and actionable responses from faculty and administration.
Undoubtedly, Penn's donation is a step in the right direction. But it is just that: a step.
We must hear the alarmingly disproportionate cries of Black mothers. We must stop engaging with the disturbing ideas surrounding the strength of Black women as a waiver for their pain.