Overzealous initiatives to increase faculty diversity have overshadowed a more necessary bedrock of the Penn experience — a superb education.
Now that SEPTA is eliminating its outdated token system, Philadelphia has the chance to be the leader in modern transit fare technology.
Students should take advantage of the creative writing courses, which can complement every major and teach skills that transcend the subject itself.
To prevent students from choking before exams, use different ways to test them. Give them various options — take a test, give a presentation or write a paper.
In the place of the University Council (which is currently no more than a mothballed roundtable), create a “University Forum” where anyone can speak.
Students eagerly embrace preceptorials because they represent what is best in Penn students. These seminars are built on the belief in students’ willingness to learn.
Last Thursday, I turned 21 and, for the first time ever, I had an alcoholic beverage.
Penn students should be more aware of what Philadelphia's local government is doing. They should also maybe even vote once or twice.
Almost two-thirds of all Penn students have used WebMD for health information, but self-diagnosis may lead to the wrong conclusion.
Penn should offer special programs for students who wish to study for two years and then head off to join the workforce.
With so many Penn students looking for jobs in the finance, is it any surprise that reining that industry in generates little political excitement?
Although Penn offers undergraduates many resources for dealing with their academic, social and emotional issues, it could do more to help freshmen.
The media is turning Giffords' tragedy into a narrative of triumph, but being too optimistic about a grave and uncertain brain injury might be bad.
By ransacking its higher education to pay down its budget deficit and cutting immigration, the U.K. stands to lose great American students — including those from Penn.
Wharton does not only cater to manic number crunchers and Wall Street wannabes. Let business take its place alongside arts and humanities.
Finding a version of Penn that is somehow your own can be challenging, but it is the only way in which anyone can have a meaningful Penn experience.
Group projects often lead to unfair work distribution and some students receiving grades that they don’t deserve. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice our GPAs to do them.
Residences should continue the academic mission of the University — and there needs to be more student involvement to produce excitement and buy-in.
If Amy Chua intends for her book to serve as a parenting guide in any way, then what she forgets is that you cannot raise a child in a vacuum.
Let’s call upon our state and local legislators to forge a way forward that protects gun ownership rights while allowing Philadelphia to enact logical ordinances.