A Concerned Citizen Responds on Campus Protests

Citizen Co-founder Larry Platt’s column last week on the Penn protests sparked a lot of reaction. Here, one reader’s email in response, and their subsequent civil back and forth

By A Concerned Citizen and Larry Platt

Free Speech … or Pro-Terrorist?

Professors and local pols like progressive Councilmembers Gauthier, Brooks and O’Rourke say they want to support Penn students’ rights to peaceful protest. But does their support of Gaza encampments turn a moral blind eye?

By Larry Platt

The War in University City

While student protestors and bullying Trustees at Penn continue shedding far more heat than light, there’s a different story at neighbor Drexel. Why?

By Larry Platt

Citizen of the Year Awards: Dr. David C. Fajgenbaum

The Penn Medicine physician turned his five near-death experiences into a mission to save the lives of people suffering from humanity’s 12,000 known diseases. Is it any wonder, then, that Fajgenbaum is our Citizen of the Year?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Art for Change: The Soundmaker

Penn music technology professor Eugene Lew experiments with electronic music and sound. His latest project: a collaboration with textile weavers.

By Logan Cryer

Donors Must Defend University Integrity

Autonomy from wealthy and powerful funders, a longtime college president warns, is fundamental to the work of universities — including Penn, whose president, Liz Magill, resigned this week.

By Elaine Maimon

Where is the Moral Clarity?

Neither Penn’s president nor her Congressional interrogators demonstrated the fundamental principle in House hearings about antisemitism on campus, a longtime university president laments

By Elaine Maimon

Choosing College In Fraught Times

As high school seniors approach college decision time, a longtime university president offers guidelines for picking schools that value respect, freedom and choice

By Elaine Maimon