Articles by Urooba Abid
Urooba Abid | Love your neighbors, and strangers tooColumnist and graduating senior Urooba Abid reflects on how she came to understand love and justice at Penn.
Urooba Abid | Philly schools are reopening. Penn should provide testing.Columnist Urooba Abid argues that Penn has an obligation to support the School District's reopening plan by providing testing for staff and students as they return to in-person schooling.
Urooba Abid | Penn's Tenure Policies Enable White SupremacyPenn's antiquated tenure policies have protected professors from blatant acts of hate. It is time for them to be revised for the modern age.
Urooba Abid | We Must Do More than VoteChange never happens on Election Day. It happens in the intermediary moments — in the days, weeks, and years between elections.
Urooba Abid | Ivy League admissions are structurally racistWhile Ivy League universities boast their students as the nation's most accomplished, public universities are actually accomplishing much more in terms of achieving equity.
Urooba Abid | Ramadan holds new meaning in quarantineQuarantine has left time for many of us to do what our overstimulated society so rarely leaves time for — reflection. Coincidentally, this is the main goal of Ramadan.
Urooba Abid | Penn students should support universal child careWhile this issue may seem like a far off worry for Penn students, child care should be of significant concern to us as we enter the workforce.
Urooba Abid | The Harvard-Yale protest gives me hopeThis is our future on the line. We do not have the luxury of waiting to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Urooba Abid | Muslim students need space on campusSpace on campus will not exclusively offer support for Muslim students.
Urooba Abid | As you sign your lease this year, consider the Philadelphia eviction crisisOne in fourteen Philadelphia faces an eviction filing yearly.
Urooba Abid | Wharton must have an environmental course requirementGiven the critical role financial industries play in climate change, climate education and corporate environmental responsibility must be Wharton’s priority.
Urooba Abid | Getting sick at Penn opened my eyes to a broken health care systemUltimately, growing up in America makes it impossible to ignore the inequities in the health care system for long.
Urooba Abid | Penn, make summer courses more accessible to students from all backgroundsThe entire system of summer courses at Penn benefits mainly wealthy students.
Urooba Abid | I’m embarrassed to wear the Penn logo off campusFor many Philadelphia residents who struggle to get by, Penn is a full view reminder of a system that isn’t designed for them.
Urooba Abid | Why I'm grateful for Wharton's presence on campusWharton is consistently ranked one of the best business schools in the world. Attending a school like Penn gives us an unparalleled opportunity to learn from elite business professionals, in the shape of both peers and faculty.
Urooba Abid | All Penn alumni should send their kids to public schoolsWith a Penn education comes a very real responsibility to make sure every child in this country is receiving an adequate education, regardless of their economic circumstances.
Pritchett appoints two faculty directors to lead new Penn First Plus officeSome student leaders in the first-generation, low-income community have expressed concern about the lack of student input in forming the office.
From Seoul to Baltimore: Meet some of Penn's new baby QuakersThere was a 6 percent increase in the number of admitted international students, who are from 104 different countries, and one in every seven admitted students is the first in their families to attend college.
'Choose me over a gun’: Penn students, profs march with Philadelphia to end gun violenceAcross the world, there were 800 marches planned for this one day. Along with two high school students, Penn College senior Jana Korn organized Philadelphia's march.