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.
MARY NEAL is a College sophomore from Enid, OK.
Some activists have called for toppling all controversial statues, which they believe would set the stage for achieving racial equity. But I think a blanket removal is profoundly misleading for two reasons.
We have a lot of work to do as a nation to create a more equitable and just society. However, it’s also important to consider how wondrous it is that someone like Kamala Harris can be in office.
Enforcing this deadline so soon places enormous pressure on students to make a housing decision quickly.
While I didn’t have a favorite candidate, we now have an executive team with great potential. I’ve begun to trust that together they’ll possess the strength to lead our nation in the right direction.
As students celebrate this good news and begin planning for the upcoming semester, we can only hope that another “Revision” email doesn’t appear in our inboxes.
It is certainly understandable that many upperclassmen want or need to return to campus, owing to mental health deterioration, unsafe home environments, or being locked into off-campus leases. However, nobody should feel pressured to do so.
Outside the isolation of coastal cities and college campuses, America isn’t embracing leftism.
With both Senate elections in Georgia undecided and going to a runoff, there are two distinct directions this country could go and there is still so much more you can do to impact the trajectory we take these next four years.
Students should not see a Biden victory as a reason to disengage from politics. Rather, they should devote themselves to the many areas where there is still work to be done.