The least the University can do is distance itself from its most famous graduate and set the record straight: Donald Trump may have earned his degree from Penn, but he represents the antithesis of the University's values and the fact-based pursuit of reason for which this school stands.
Let’s put our money where our mouth is and make capitalism sustainable.
2020 has tested each of us, forcing us to build a strong will and resilient spirit. Don't lose that in 2021.
The problems from this calendar year won't go away on Jan. 1, 2021. But better days are ahead.
If there’s one thing we should learn from the pandemic, it’s that alone time should be more appreciated.
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.