We must see the efforts of student activists — at Penn and elsewhere — as success stories that disprove Obama’s disingenuous and moderate approach to cultivating change.
To better support students and promote educational practices that work for everyone, Penn should mandate that professors and TAs be evaluated in the middle of the term as well.
To President Gutmann and the general counsel’s office: You still have time to fix this.
With Penn’s large LGBTQ presence on campus, an upcoming Supreme Court decision has the ability to affect Penn graduates in many years to come, myself included.
Considering how prevelant sexual abuse has proven to be on college campuses, this clause strikes me as particularly alarming and severe.
While not all of us agree on every tactic the students may employ, we as faculty urge our colleagues and University administrators to hear them out, engage them constructively, and take much bolder action.
Penn should have consulted with students and stakeholders before taking this action, and must do so when making decisions in the future.
To let go, we must admit that we can’t do everything.
Space on campus will not exclusively offer support for Muslim students.
Announcing an extension publicly, rather than reaching out to individuals, ensures a level of accountability and fairness to all those applying.
Penn InTouch has many problems that need to be addressed, especially with the academic planning worksheet. Hopefully, PATH will be able to fix these for future students.
A first-year’s biggest worry should be the upcoming spring semester.
SARAH KHAN is a College sophomore from Lynn Haven, Fla.
Penn’s own athletics director, M. Grace Calhoun, is a woman and the Ivy League generally has higher percentages of female representation than the D-I average. But the Quakers and the rest of their conference have a long way to go before reaching gender equity.
Once you get past recognition, the next step is shifting conversations from topics accessible to few to conversations applicable to all.
By understanding the role that students play as residents, albeit temporary, of Philadelphia, they can help make this city a better place.
It’s impossible to know whether or not Homan was correct because he wasn’t allowed to make his case.
Costumes are meant to be fun, and they certainly can be while still maintaining cultural sensitivity.
While it does seem hard to believe, individual votes do make a difference.
I strongly believe this message to be universal. No matter what your circumstances, finding something about them to laugh at can lighten the load at least a little. And often, that makes all the difference.