It is time for Penn to acknowledge that it owes more to students than a refund for housing and dining and that we pay our school for more than just a diploma, especially when students have never been more vulnerable.
Even though President Trump doesn’t “take responsibility at all,” we must hold him accountable for his mistakes — and hold Penn College Republicans accountable for theirs.
Choosing where you want to spend the next four years of your life is really stressful, namely because of how consequential that decision is. Your decision to come to Penn represents the first of many to limit the number of potential paths you can follow in life.
As residents of Philadelphia, we have the obligation to make sure the city has enough resources to be able to support us. For every person not counted, Philly stands to lose $21,000 in federal funding over the next ten years.
Many students are now searching for other ways to be productive and keep occupied this summer, such as enrolling in online courses for credit.
As a first-year student at Penn, I hope to give you a bit of insight on how I made my decision to come here, and what I would have changed in that decision-making process if I could redo it.
Professors must aim to grade assignments promptly before April 29 for the pass/fail opt-in extension to have any practical meaning.
We need to revamp the current opt-in pass/fail grading system to reflect our ever-evolving reality and to ensure the best possible outcomes are accessible to everyone.
Many students entering the Class of 2024 will make their choice without a clear sense of what Penn is like. Here are ten points admitted students should consider before deciding whether to join us.
Rather than disparaging Asian nations, President Trump should instead start to learn from their responses to the disease.
I truly believe that taking time for ourselves, pursuing our passions, and prioritizing the relationships we have in our physical and virtual spaces will guide us as we make our way through, and eventually out, of this era.
In a time when Penn has been forced to make numerous difficult decisions, here is a chance to make the right one. Push back the May 1st deadline and give the high school seniors the time they deserve.
In this time of distress, let’s find solace in knowing that there are still good people out there and remember that there is more work to be done in the future. Until then, rest for better days to come.
In this time of uncertainty and stress amid a global pandemic, schoolwork cannot be the first priority for many students or faculty. Many professors have already instituted new policies to help students cope.
Many are unconvinced of the virus’ threat not only to themselves, but also to society at large – so unconvinced, in fact, that they are engaging in the most socially destructive behavior imaginable, given the threat at hand. Sound familiar?
Penn should be doing the right thing without student intervention, and that means not laying off 140 hard workers in the middle of a global crisis.
A universal policy would account for the uneven effect the coronavirus has on Penn students, the ability to apply for post-graduate programs without penalization, and the variability in how professors will adapt to this new medium of teaching.
Missing graduation this May is going to be terrible. Social distancing is not going to be easy. But if what we must endure for the coming months saves even one life, then it will be worth it.
More than ever before, we also need a leader capable of guiding our country and restoring our democracy. That Democrat at the top of the ticket will be Joe Biden, and Penn Dems is proud and excited to endorse him.
Although Penn has no legal responsibility to pay the dining workers, doing so would be a powerful act of good faith that shows Penn cares about staff and the local community.