Gutmann Asks Students to Lobby Against Trump Tax Plan

By Dominic Gregorio Penn president Amy Gutmann sent an email Thursday morning asking students to lobby against Trump-backed Republican tax reform proposals making their way through the U.S. House and Senate. Entitled “A Message to the Penn Community” and co-signed by Provost Wendell Pritchett and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, the email was sent to … Continue reading Gutmann Asks Students to Lobby Against Trump Tax Plan

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Divestfest Puts Liberal Principles to the Test

By Toren Arginteanu It's no secret that our friends on the far left both love the environment and hate Israel, but until last week we didn’t know which they cared about more. In a noxious cloud of self-contradiction and progressive buzzwords, an unholy trinity of Fossil Free Penn, Students for Justice in Palestine, and the … Continue reading Divestfest Puts Liberal Principles to the Test

Flood the Trustees’ Meeting: Fossil Free Penn Calls for Divestment

By Daniel Tancredi Student activist group Fossil Free Penn (FFP) held a silent protest at a meeting of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees on Friday, November 3. The protest began at 11:00 A.M. at Van Pelt Library as nearly 50 students came together with signs reading, “Divest now,” “Stop funding climate change,” “$12.4 million … Continue reading Flood the Trustees’ Meeting: Fossil Free Penn Calls for Divestment

Penn Students Hold Presentation on Environmental Racism

By Daniel Tancredi The student group Fossil Free Penn held a discussion on environmental racism as part of its weeklong engagement project called “Divestfest" Wednesday afternoon. About a dozen students participated in the event, detailing how the negative impacts of industries disproportionately affect minorities. The speakers at the event, who will remain anonymous, hailed from … Continue reading Penn Students Hold Presentation on Environmental Racism

Panhellenic Council Tells You What Not to Wear for Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us, and nothing is scarier on a 2017 college campus than cultural appropriation. Accordingly, the Penn Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) held a public meeting instructing students about which Halloween costumes are offensive to others. When it comes to Halloween costumes, the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation … Continue reading Panhellenic Council Tells You What Not to Wear for Halloween

Apartheid, SJP Style

By Toren Arginteanu Towards the end of spring, various student groups at universities worldwide held events for “Israel Apartheid Week.” According to its website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and build support for the … Continue reading Apartheid, SJP Style

Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn

Jon Huntsman, Jr., Penn alum and former governor of Utah, spoke at Huntsman Hall on February 15 in a forum titled U.S. and China: Where We Go From Here. Huntsman participated in a question and answer session on U.S.-China relations based on his public service experience, which has ranged from working as staff assistant for … Continue reading Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn