Right now, this period may seem like a difficult, uncertain time. But looking back at the past three years, I know we have the power to decide how these moments will become meaningful.
Know the facts and stay informed. When making efforts to prevent the spread of a pandemic, we must also prevent the spread of misinformation and violence.
There are times in history where the world needs each of us to do our own part. This is one of those times. And it doesn’t have to be all negative.
In the face of this forced disconnection, it is up to the Penn community to help each other stand tall and live up to our reputation as the social Ivy.
If you felt panic rather than inconvenience after getting the University’s sparse response to the virus or identify with one of the above categories, as I did, I have good news for you.
Across the University, the sentiment is that Penn was not only late in communicating its message, but also incredibly unreasonable in creating the timeline.
SARAH KHAN is a College junior from Lynn Haven, Fla.
Penn has over a 14 billion dollar endowment. If a killer pandemic isn’t the perfect time to use some of it, I don’t know when is.
We have decided to run a final print edition of the DP this Saturday, focused on how the coronavirus has changed life at Penn. After, we will pause print editions of the DP and 34th Street for the first time since World War II.
Penn students, particularly those who hail from other countries or low-income backgrounds, deserve answers about how coronavirus will affect University life.
Considering the ways in which industries are evolving and requiring new skills from the workforce, there is an urgent need for Penn students to review the role/application of AI in our studies much more clearly.
Penn professors and academic departments should be more lenient about sick days, both with class and on-campus jobs, so students can better self-isolate in case of illness.
Amid this uncertainty, any travel, domestic or international could heighten your risk of exposure.
As the ones paying the bill, it seems only right that students receive at least more information and price transparency on how and why these decisions were made.
Under the new tuition rate, Penn’s incoming class can expect to pay their school over $300,000 by the time they graduate. That is absurd.
For student parents, not having access to adequate child care can erode the opportunity to obtain the education of your dreams.
Following recovery from my own battle with an eating disorder, I feel a personal duty to help others suffering from this illness in any way possible.
When you start in July, Penn will ask you to be a trailblazer. We ask you to be a trailblazer for all 20,000 of us.
Whether or not you believe Fresh Grocer was rightfully closed, we must use its closure as a way to discuss how we can foster better community engagement once we step off of Locust Walk.
Given that the players and coaches who will lose those championships did not commit any violations, the NCAA’s current sanctions are reprehensible.