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ACE Forum: Class-Based Affirmative Action, Round 2

ACE Forum: Class-Based Affirmative Action, Round 2

Penn Political Review has joined with other college political publications to form the Alliance of Collegiate Editors (ACE), hoping to generate cross-campus dialogue on political issues. The first topic we will discuss is class-based affirmative action. This is the second [...]

August 4, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Affirmative Action and the SAT

Affirmative Action and the SAT

Racial diversity is a fascinating subject to me, especially that now (I think) the culture wars of the 90s have simmered down somewhat, and we may be able to discuss the issue with a degree of sanity. If only we [...]

June 24, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
In Which I Compare The Drinking Age to Property Qualifications

In Which I Compare The Drinking Age to Property Qualifications

OK, so this has nothing to do with Descartes’ Meditations. But while I was pondering the implications of the famous “I think, therefore I am,” I came upon this blurb at Inside Higher Ed, alerting me to this article on [...]

June 4, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
Grad Schools Probably Shouldn’t Have a Lottery

Grad Schools Probably Shouldn’t Have a Lottery

Update 9:30AM: I forgot to link to this post from earlier in reference to professor Jackson. Mistake corrected. Also, to be clear, the kind of market I refer to at the bottom is a labor market. Having just started work [...]

May 25, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
In Which I Take a Thought by Al Filreis and Run With It

In Which I Take a Thought by Al Filreis and Run With It

For those of you who don’t know, noted Penn professor Al Filreis has a blog and it’s really quite good. Among his recurring topics of interest is the changing nature of writing in the 21st century, particularly the implications for [...]

April 19, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Civility and Political Debate – A Debate

Civility and Political Debate – A Debate

Update: Ten minutes after I posted this, the DP posted their article. Pretty straight-ahead coverage. Penn has some big names and big connections, and it’s always gratifying to see them come together and discuss important things. The names at the [...]

April 14, 2010 Campus Issues, National, Soapbox Blog
We Have Every Right to Complain About Fling

We Have Every Right to Complain About Fling

I am not as perturbed about Snoop Dogg’s playing Fling as the people who’ve been inviting you to the “petition to revise selection criteria.” But I do think that they have every right to complain. Dennie Zastrow, however, writing in [...]

April 8, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Flash Mob Hysteria, Linkstravaganza

Flash Mob Hysteria, Linkstravaganza

I would love to spend all my time researching the ongoing flash mob hysteria – and whether or not it’s a problem, I can’t call the official response anything other than hysteria – but unfortunately I have classes to attend, [...]

March 27, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Why someone who doesn’t care about the UA should consider voting

Why someone who doesn’t care about the UA should consider voting

I am relatively apathetic to student politics. As a freshman, I found the emphasis of most candidates on dining dollars and high-rise elevators rather trite. And as the years went by, I resigned myself to the conclusion that this is [...]

March 24, 2010 Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog
Again with the Flash Mobs

Again with the Flash Mobs

Update: more coverage from the Inquirer here. Past posts from me here and here Yeah, it happened again. On South Street. Three arrests, no damage or injuries, but it was South Street and therefore a big deal. Is there coverage [...]

March 21, 2010 Campus Issues, Culture and Campus Issues, Soapbox Blog