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.
Penn should have consulted with students and stakeholders before taking this action, and must do so when making decisions in the future.
To let go, we must admit that we can’t do everything.
Space on campus will not exclusively offer support for Muslim students.
Announcing an extension publicly, rather than reaching out to individuals, ensures a level of accountability and fairness to all those applying.
Penn InTouch has many problems that need to be addressed, especially with the academic planning worksheet. Hopefully, PATH will be able to fix these for future students.
A first-year’s biggest worry should be the upcoming spring semester.
SARAH KHAN is a College sophomore from Lynn Haven, Fla.
Penn’s own athletics director, M. Grace Calhoun, is a woman and the Ivy League generally has higher percentages of female representation than the D-I average. But the Quakers and the rest of their conference have a long way to go before reaching gender equity.
Once you get past recognition, the next step is shifting conversations from topics accessible to few to conversations applicable to all.
By understanding the role that students play as residents, albeit temporary, of Philadelphia, they can help make this city a better place.
It’s impossible to know whether or not Homan was correct because he wasn’t allowed to make his case.
Costumes are meant to be fun, and they certainly can be while still maintaining cultural sensitivity.
While it does seem hard to believe, individual votes do make a difference.
I strongly believe this message to be universal. No matter what your circumstances, finding something about them to laugh at can lighten the load at least a little. And often, that makes all the difference.
Once the act gets dropped, maybe we can make space for an open dialogue about the deep divisions that are clearly present in our community — I think it’ll be better without that pretense.
Penn’s admissions process is one of the most selective in the world, but the most important principle that must be respected is fairness.
With content created to empower and uplift, rooted in humility and a desire to see others succeed, we can reach millions of students who see themselves in us. Like the adage says, ‘’It’s not what you say, but how you say it,’’ that makes all the difference.
Are you making the most of your Penn experience? Can you see yourself in a stereotypical marketing photo? Or are you off to the side, talking to someone who looks just like you?
Even when we recognize risk, it doesn’t translate toward responsibility. In reality, we often drink as an excuse to be irresponsible for a night. So, of course, we deflect the job of calling out menacing behavior that we witness in this setting unless it becomes obvious.