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Opinion-Submissions

07/24/20 4:30pm
2020 Wharton graduate Evan Thomas said the album "Foundations" will be a “beautiful story” addressing his coming out and his experiences as a gay Black man from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
07/24/20 12:42am
After determining how they can be most effective to the communities they partner with, student groups such as A Moment of Magic, Camp Kesem, and West Philadelphia Tutoring Project all decided to operate virtually this fall.  
07/24/20 12:12am
Beginning with the Class of 2020, Penn is offering Certified Electronic Diplomas, which are now available for purchase and download. 
07/23/20 11:38pm
After receiving their fall assignments on July 17, many students felt it was unreasonable that they only have until July 31 to confirm their housing assignments without facing additional charges. 
07/23/20 8:04pm
Peer institutions like Cornell, Emory, and Purdue already made attempts to answer student questions through virtual town halls, giving Penn a blueprint from which to work. 
07/23/20 1:49am
With the long-delayed MLB Opening Day just around the corner, we take a look at how the Ivy League stacks up to the Big Leagues.
07/22/20 11:25pm
Professors also expressed concerns about their children's safety, as students in the School District of Philadelphia will return to school in person two days a week this fall.
07/22/20 10:50pm
Applications are now open for the Class of 2024 and fall 2020 transfer students to apply for any of the University's five pre-orientation programs — PENNacle, PennArts, PennCORP, PennGreen, and PennQuest.
07/22/20 10:29pm
David Fox, director of NSO and the Penn Reading Project, said Convocation may be run in a similar form to the Class of 2020's virtual commencement this spring. NSO will be held primarily through Thrive at Penn modules on Canvas.
07/22/20 9:21pm
Although the study was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is now prepared to enroll the first cohort of children at the start of the upcoming school year. 
07/22/20 2:47pm
Don’t take a gap year out of fear or discomfort with the chaotic state of the world. It’s our new normal and will continue to be in the foreseeable future. 
07/22/20 1:27am
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms. 
07/22/20 12:49am
As some immunocompromised students prepare to return to campus despite the health risks posed by the ongoing pandemic, they worry that their peers may not take the threat of the virus seriously — potentially endangering their lives. 
07/22/20 12:39am
Vice Dean for Liberal and Professional Education Nora Lewis said 2020 summer enrollment has increased by approximately 850-900 course units as compared to 2019.
07/22/20 12:34am
New York Times bestselling author Angela Duckworth began teaching a course unlike any other at Penn this spring, enrolling 60 students across the four undergraduate schools and featuring weekly alumni guest speakers.
07/22/20 12:27am
The letter also called on the Criminology department to diversify its current faculty members and future Master’s cohorts. 
07/22/20 12:00am
Despite setbacks from numerous injuries, Hoover is the assistant field hockey coach at La Salle and is still training for the US National Team that will compete in the Olympics next year. 
07/21/20 5:30pm
Penn donated $100,000 to The Enterprise Center to help rebuild the commercial corridor of 52nd Street, after it endured losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects of recent nationwide demonstrations calling for racial justice. 
07/21/20 12:00pm
Since incoming college first years are at a key transition stage of their lives, they should highly consider taking a gap semester given their inability to receive a complete college experience under present circumstances.
07/21/20 12:09am
The Phillies will have no fans in attendance in their home-opener against the Miami Marlins this Friday.