Suggesting that Penn remove the very little public communications infrastructure it has left completely ignores the people who rely on it.
No, I don’t mean getting lost going to class or stumbling into the Quad at 4am. In fact, I’m not talking about who you actually were as a first-year student at all. I’m talking about the spirit of the collective experience.
Someone can be a Greek life member and think that Locust Walk should represent more diverse interests.
As a qualified, relevant expert in a pressing policy area, Homan deserves the chance to be heard.
Considering Penn’s dining halls proudly state that, “At Penn, we recognize that our cafés serve a diverse population with a wide range of dining preferences,” feeding a wide range of socioeconomic mouths is reason enough to search for a way to ensure equal access to food.
Men and women on this campus have sorted themselves off, having prepared for very different experiences. Ultimately, however, both fraternities and sororities at Penn enforce an outdated, regressive concept of gender roles.
Penn Dining should make meal swipes more useful to students by accepting them in more locations and letting them roll over from semester to semester.
As hard as failure can be, we need to breathe it in, exhale and let it go.
There are many things I wish I had known upon getting accepted early decision to Penn. Here are a few of the most prominent.
In order to embrace diversity, one should engage more in events organized by cultural groups and try to absorb different values as much as possible.
Instead of passively lamenting Trump’s Penn affiliation, students should use impeachment as an opportunity to fight for policies they believe in.
Simply stating the flaws is not enough; we must target and pinpoint concrete solutions if we seek any form of progress.
In a world that already caters to wealth, putting one more boundary in the way of less privileged students is not the way to ensure equal access to higher education.
Yes, Soleimani was a terrible individual who deserved what he got, but killing Soleimani has put American troops at greater risk by moving the United States and Iran closer to war, dramatically destabilizing the region, and doing enormous damage to United States-Iranian relations.
By deciding to defund PPI, Penn not only devalued students’ opinions but also deemphasized the importance of public policy research.
We highlight these attacks on students and faculty to remind us all that these universities are being targeted precisely because they are institutions devoted to critical thinking and the exercise of reason.
Campus groups should learn from Greek life and work to strengthen their internal cultures so they can provide more outlets for finding a community at Penn.
Now, as I take the helm of the organization that gave me a purpose at Penn, I have one request for my team, and for the Penn community at-large: Ask the right questions.
While constant partying can make you happy in the moment, it is not the answer to stress.
Penn should extend the current need-blind application process for students in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to LPS and international applicants.