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‘A responsibility to truth and logic’ Fossil Free Penn speaks up in the wake of President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate accord DAN SPINELLI Executive Editor

Fossil Free Penn has just called on the University to divest from holdings in fossil fuel companies in light of President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement, according to an open letter published Monday. The letter was addressed to Penn President Amy Gutmann, Chair of the Board of Trustees David Cohen and the rest of the trustees. In the letter, FFP also asked for the trustees to provide the “logical analysis” used to justify the board’s decision in September 2016 to reject the group’s proposal to divest. FFP later staged a four-day sit-in in College Hall in support of divestment, but no agreement was reached. Earlier on Monday, Penn announced its commitment to reaffirm participation in

the American Campuses Act on Climate pledge, an agreement signed alongside 318 other colleges and universities in 2015. But FFP says this isn’t enough. “The statement only said we’re going to maintain the status quo,” FFP co-coordinator and rising College junior Zachary Rissman said. “Penn still isn’t taking leadership on the destructive notion that climate change is not real or strong, and that climate action is not necessary.” Rissman added that as “a research institution that should stand for Ben Franklin’s values of truth and logic,” Penn should take a stronger stance against Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. Penn’s reaffirmation was co-signed SEE PARIS PAGE 3

Senior wins professional stock pitch competition

Board of Trustees chair opposes new fair wage statute

Dylan Adelman beat out 400-600 other candidates in the contest

Gutmann is also on the committee that opposed the law

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Rising College and Wharton senior Dylan Adelman received one of the highest honors in the investing world earlier this May when he was awarded the grand prize in the 2017 Sohn Idea Contest, a stock pitch competition. Adelman, who beat out 400-600 other candidates in the contest, will present his idea at the 2017 Sohn Conference, which is the largest professional investing conference in the United States. Other presenters include hedge fund manager David Einhorn and 1992 Engineering and Wharton graduate Larry Robbins, the donor of the renovations to the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology office. Adelman’s pitch that won him the contest involved the e-commerce corporation eBay. He argued that eBay is currently undervalued. Adelman said that by 2020, when the current trade agreement between eBay and PayPal expires, eBay will process its own payments, leading to “several billion dollars of growth for eBay.” “There is a relationship between eBay and PayPal that is not properly understood by

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce — a private lobbying group for which Penn is one of seven “sustaining investors” — is suing Philadelphia over a law designed to promote fair pay. The lawsuit’s main proponent is reportedly Penn Board of Trustees Chair David Cohen. Philadelphia’s latest pay equity



As chair of the Board of Trustees, David Cohen heads the committee that determines Penn President Amy Gutmann’s yearly compensation.


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statute prohibits employers from asking for an applicant’s wage history, a practice shown to adversely affect the salaries of women and people of color. Although passed by a unanimous vote in December and originally scheduled to take effect May 23, the law has sparked strong resistance from the chamber and is now in suspension pending litigation. “In its current form, the ordinance will not advance gender wage equality, but instead will chill the SEE WAGE PAGE 2


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New Penn Integrates Knowledge prof. shares research on Twitter Konrad Kording joins 19 other PIK professors

of Chicago to take on joint appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and Perelman School of Medicine’s Department of Neuroscience. At Northwestern, Kording headed a lab that adopted a data-based approach towards analyzing the brain. He described his research process as explorative. “At some level I don’t have a question. It’s more like I’m interested in the general process … I want to see the opportunities for data that the world hasn’t seen yet,” he said. “And that’s why I’m in so many different areas. I focus on the skills, and the questions are really diverse questions.” Kording said he is excited for his new position at Penn, and

MICHAEL SCHWOERER Contributing Reporter

Last month, Penn announced the appointment of Konrad Kording as a Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. He joins 19 other PIK professors and will begin in his new role on July 1. The PIK program, launched by Penn President Amy Gutmann in 2005, recruits faculty with expertise across disciplines to teach at Penn. Kording will be leaving his former post as professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at both Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute

particularly for the PIK program. “It’s amazing how Penn is actually hiring me for exactly how I see myself, which is this [PIK] professorship. It’s exactly meant to bring people together in joint projects. And that’s what I’ve been doing,” he explained. At Northwestern, Kording works to build an online presence for his research. His lab has a blog and a Twitter account (@KordingLab) which regularly posts memes related to his research. Dr. Kording has also participated in a Reddit AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” about one of his recent papers. In addition, Kording regularly posts research ideas and questions on Twitter. He also engages in preprinting, which

refers to publishing sections of a scientific paper before it is printed in a journal. This gives the public direct access to Kording’s research. “Twitter is the way to get a discussion of the preprint into the public space,” Kording said. “It’s a democratic way of building community. It’s not these famous journals that are controlled by a relatively small number of old scientists, it’s a true democracy.” Kording added that Twitter is useful to opening up the dialogue that is held around scientific research. Students from developing countries can participate in the same discussion as students from top universities in the United States.


Kording is leaving his post as professor of medicine at both Northwestern and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

During this interview, when Kording learned that The Daily Pennsylvanian reporter did not have a Twitter account, he expressed surprise. “You don’t have a Twitter

account? How come you don’t have a Twitter account?” Kording asked. “Aren’t you worried that there’s great research that you’re missing because you’re not on Twitter?”

Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center names new director Robert Vonderheide is an expert on immunotherapy

starting on July 1. “Dr. Vonderheide’s career at Penn has been marked by continuous innovation in areas that were scarcely a possibility in

the field when he arrived here in 2001,” Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine J. Larry Jameson said, according to a statement in Penn Medicine

News. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame before going on to receive a Ph.D. in immunology

from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He was later recruited to work at the ACC in 2001. “What really attracted me to Penn,” Vonderheide said, “was the collaborative spirit around discovery, innovation and translation that has led to our being preeminent in the country for that kind of work.” Vonderheide added that he is excited about the prospects for novel cancer treatments coming from the current research being conducted at the ACC. “In my own work and in collaboration with many others at the cancer center,” he said, “we’re trying to devise a vaccine that would protect individuals from developing cancer in the first place.” Vonderheide said he is also looking to address challenges associated with the availability of treatment. He plans to

School graduate, is a high-ranking executive at both Comcast and the Chamber of Commerce. At Comcast, he is the senior executive vice president, chief diversity officer and a senior counselor to the CEO. In these positions, Cohen “oversees Comcast’s robust lobbying operation,” according to a 2014 profile in The New York Times. At the Chamber, Cohen is on the executive committee, a group that also includes Penn President Amy Gutmann. As a member of the chamber’s executive committee, Cohen voted in favor of filing the lawsuit. Sources who have spoken with members of the executive committee said Gutmann was not present for the vote. The law’s sponsor, City Councilman Bill Greenlee, met with

Cohen about the wage discrimination law in January, alongside chamber CEO Rob Wonderling and Drexel University President John Fry, who chairs the chamber’s executive committee. Greenlee said Cohen was “clearly the leader and the lead spokesperson” of the group that day and was the law’s most vocal opponent. “People who are all familiar with the inner workings of the Chamber say that Cohen is the leading influence [on the executive committee],” Greenlee said. “And certainly on the issue of the lawsuit, he was the main voice.” Greenlee added that Cohen himself had admitted that wage inequity is a problem in Philadelphia. Cohen deferred all comment on the lawsuit to the Chamber of

Commerce. In an emailed statement, the chamber said it believes the law “violates employers’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting them from asking about wage history,” and acts “as a broad impediment to business.” Greenlee said Cohen’s strong resistance to the lawsuit “certainly raises the question” of whether his response was influenced by his commitments to the University and Comcast, which are the city’s largest and third largest employers respectively, according to Philadelphia Business Journal. As chair of the Board of Trustees, Cohen bears many responsibilities to the University. He appoints members of Penn’s Investment Board; acts as a member of Penn’s Medicine Board and Executive Team;

oversees “general policies” for faculty qualification and heads the committee that determines Gutmann’s yearly compensation. “This lawsuit sounds to me like it’s trying to advance the University’s interests, because the University or Comcast would like to pay people as little as it can, and if you know what [an employee’s] earned in the past, you get a sense of how low you can go,” Penn Law professor Kermit Roosevelt said. “So it doesn’t seem like [promoting the lawsuit] would be contrary to fiduciary duties.” Fiduciary duties, Roosevelt said, would require members on institutions like the Board of Trustees to work to advance the interests of the University. Roosevelt also questioned the legal merits of the chamber suing

MATTHEW ZWIMPFER Contributing Reporter

Penn Medicine named internationally renowned cancer immunotherapy and translational research expert Robert Vonderheide as the next director of the Abramson Cancer Center earlier this month. The ACC was established in 1973 as a National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health and serves “as the focus and stimulus for all cancer-related activities at the University,” according to the NIH website. Previously holding the position of associate director for translational research at the ACC, Vonderheide will succeed Chi Van Dang, who has been the ACC’s director since 2011,


Vonderheide’s appointment coincides with news of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, and Biden will be working with the Abramson Cancer Center to bolster cancer immunotherapy research.



protected speech of employers and immeasurably complicate their task of making informed hiring decisions,” the Chamber said in an April 6 court filing for its lawsuit asking for an injunction to prevent Philadelphia from implementing the bill. The chamber’s prosecuting attorney, Miguel Estrada, previously used this argument on behalf of Comcast, another one of the chamber’s “sustaining investors.” In a January memo obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Estrada said Comcast would sue the city for violating First Amendment rights, unless Mayor Jim Kenney, a former Penn instructor, vetoed the law. Cohen, a 1981 Penn Law

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utilize the resources at the ACC, including a specific branch dedicated to social health analysis, to increase access of cancer treatment to local communities. Vonderheide’s appointment coincides with other major developments in cancer research at Penn, including news of Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. Biden will be working with the ACC to bolster cancer immunotherapy research. “Vice President Biden is a dear friend of Penn, Penn medicine and the [ACC], and he is absolutely right,” Vonderheide said. “What he is articulating, particularly in cancer, is this is our moment.” “The inf lection point is coming, it’s here, it’s upon us, and we want to capitalize on new advances in science, new advances in clinical care, to make the biggest possible impact for the health of our patients.”

on the grounds of free speech. “I think [the lawsuit] is an example of what we’ve been seeing recently, of businesses using the First Amendment as a deregulatory device,” Roosevelt said. “But what the [law] is about is to prevent discrimination based on prior earnings. That does not implicate any sort of core purpose of the First Amendment.” Even if Greenlee’s legislation survives the Chamber’s lawsuit, further challenges may lie ahead. The Pennsylvania State Senate passed a bill in February that, if ratified, would supersede all municipal pay equity ordinances, including Philadelphia’s wagehistory discrimination law. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Thomas McGarrigle, received a $5,000 donation from Comcast during his last election campaign.

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Prof. at center of controversy was a critic of racism at Penn Weinstein now accused of racism at Evergreen State KELLY HEINZERLING Staff Reporter

Twenty-nine years ago, a Penn freshman became a target for harassment from his peers after speaking out against racism and sexism in Penn fraternities. This May, 1991 College graduate Bret Weinstein, now a biology professor at Evergreen State College, has again drawn attention for remarks that student protesters called racist. In March, Weinstein objected to changes made to a traditional Evergreen event. Known as the “Day of Absence,” the day has typically been set aside as an opportunity for black students to symbolically leave campus and attend a retreat together. According to a report in the Evergreen student newspaper, it was suggested this year that white

students, who make up about 65 percent of the total student body, leave campus instead. Weinstein, just as he did at Penn, turned to the student newspaper to voice his opinion. He argued that encouraging students of a different skin color to leave constitutes “oppression” and poses grave differences from a voluntary leave of campus, as had been done previously. The fallout has been extreme: Weinstein was confronted with dozens of protesters in a now-viral video, who accused him of racism and shouted profanities at him. Nearly 30 years ago, Weinstein was wrapped up in another campus controversy at Penn after he publicly exposed a sexually humiliating incident involving black female strippers at a Zeta Beta Tau fraternity rush event. This time, Weinstein incited a ruckus by calling out racist actions. After believing the October 1987 event failed to get proper coverage

and attention from both students and the administration, Weinstein penned a column in The Daily Pennsylvanian revealing more graphic specifics. As initially reported by the DP, ZBT held a rush event with strippers, which was not entirely unusual at the time, as fraternities had turned to strippers as a means of entertainment during rush activities in lieu of alcohol, which had been banned from rush events. Weinstein’s accusations, which included graphic acts performed with ketchup and cucumbers that he later called “a ceremonial rape,” caused a firestorm on campus. In his op-ed, Weinstein didn’t pull any punches, questioning the purpose of fraternities and describing them as “residential extensions of the penis.” He also explicitly accused Penn of not doing enough to monitor fraternity behavior and attributed that to the large donations that the University received from fraternity alumni.

Fraternity members reportedly treated Weinstein harshly after his public stand. He was harassed over the phone and in person, and received death threats. Weinstein ultimately took a leave of absence from Penn before returning for his sophomore year. Two years later, as a senior, Weinstein said in another interview with the DP that the price he paid for speaking up was not worth it, and he would “probably not” do it again. But now, after almost three decades, it seems Weinstein has done just that, becoming the center of a campus and national debate on racism and free speech. Now, like before, the threat of harassment is real for Weinstein. Police have suggested that he avoid campus for his own safety. The Evergreen campus has been shut down twice in the past six days after anonymous individuals threatened to “execute as many people on that campus as I can get a hold of,” according to the Washington Post.

Vanessa Bayer to leave SNL The Penn alumna often credits her roots in Bloomers CHRISTINE OLAOGUN Staff Reporter

Vanessa Bayer, a 2004 College graduate announced that she will be leaving Saturday Night Live this past week, along with two of her co-stars, Sasheer Zamata and Bobby Moynihan. At Penn, Bayer majored in communications and was an active member of Bloomers, Penn’s all-female comedy troupe. The comedian has kept in touch with Bloomers since leaving Penn, students said. “She been pretty involved,” Bloomers Chairwoman and rising Engineering and Wharton senior Meghana Jayam said. The Bloomers board, as well as Bayer’s SNL castmates, have made it clear that Bayer’s involvement in Bloomers has had a lasting impact on

her life. “There’s a running joke [about this] on SNL,” Bloomers head writer and rising College senior Gena Basha said. Basha, an Under the Button staffer, added that Bayer has mentioned multiple times to her fellow SNL castmates that her experience in Bloomers had a profound impact on her decision to go into comedy. In fact, Colin Jost, best known for being an anchor on the Weekend Update segment on SNL, wrote jokingly in a farewell song written for Bayer, “Yes we’ve heard of Bloomers!” Despite her busy schedule and being based in New York City, Bayer has consistently reached out to Bloomers members across the years. “Vanessa has been pretty active. She appears on some of the alumni correspondence,” Basha said. “Occasionally she’ll write something on Twitter saying that the Bloomers show is this weekend … from her end she makes it clear that Bloomers was


Weinstein opposed changes made to a traditional Evergreen event known as the “Day of Absence,” typically set aside as an opportunity for black students to symbolically leave campus and attend a retreat together.



super important to her.” Basha added that when she was a freshman, Bayer attended a Bloomers show in New York and stayed back after to talk to students. “Even though she is very busy and she can’t be as available because she’s doing so much, she makes it so evidently clear that Bloomers got her into comedy,” Basha said. Bayer’s most recent appearance at Penn was at Bloomers’ first LaughtHERfest, a comedy festival held at Penn in 2015. Bayer said during one of the panel sessions, “I enjoyed [Bloomers] so much. I hadn’t found anything like that except for school. I didn’t know what it was like to really enjoy and feel like you were excelling at something.” “For us she is a nice figurehead,” College senior and 34th Street Magazine staffer Claire Schmidt said, “Especially because she is someone who looked upon Bloomers fondly. We know she appreciated her time here.”

investors in the marketplace,” Adelman added. During Adelman’s final presentation, where he spoke to an audience of 3,000, Adelman concluded that eBay stock is worth 46 percent more than it currently trades at. Adelman submitted the presentation while studying abroad in Cuba. To prepare for the final round of competition, Adelman left his study abroad program a few weeks early. During the conference, David Einhorn told the audience that he was so impressed with the idea that he wanted to invest in the idea as soon as he saw it, Seeking Alpha reported. Since the conference, Adelman has been featured on CNBC to debate his position on PayPal with former hedge fund manager Jim Cramer.


Adelman’s pitch stated that eBay will process its own payments by 2020, when its trade agreement with PayPal expires.

Rising Wharton sophomore Alex Agus attended the conference. He described Adelman’s presentation as “well-researched, unique and understandable.” Most of the conference attendees were professional investors in their 30s or 40s and were surprised to hear that Adelman was only 20 years old.

Adelman said that the conference showed him the “importance of blind review and not letting reputations dictate just how good the idea is.” “It was cool to see that … [my idea] could be considered as good if not better than [the ideas of professional investors] when submitted through a blind-process,” Adelman said.




with its 11 “Ivy Plus” peers. When reached for comment, Penn spokesperson Stephen MacCarthy declined to comment on FFP’s letter and referred questions to the “Ivy Plus” announcement. In the group’s letter, FFP also acknowledged Penn’s statement, but urged the University to take a more pronounced stance, given its influence as Trump’s alma mater. “While President Gutmann’s signature may appear equal next to those of university presidents such as Columbia, Georgetown, and MIT, these universities have already taken steps towards fossil fuel divestment; Penn’s efforts to address climate change fail in comparison,” the letter continued. (MIT opted to not divest from fossil fuel companies, but the school’s president, L. Rafael Reif, announced a five-year plan to confront climate change in October 2015.) Penn’s announcement on Monday came as a retort of sorts to call for the University to join a consortium of over 80 college presidents in pledging to uphold the standards of the Paris Agreement. Penn was apparently not invited to join that pledge, which was coordinated by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Fossil Free Penn’s letter acknowledged Penn’s statement but urged the University to take a more pronounced stance, given its influence as Trump’s alma mater.

The Bloomberg pledge is explicitly more political than the one Penn agreed to sign by referring to Trump by name, as the Yale Daily News noted in a report on Monday. While it is unclear if Penn refrained from joining the agreement for that reason, Yale seemed to at least be wary of the pledge’s political implications. “We didn’t find political language

necessary because we believe that universities should always have a role in leading in an apolitical way,” Yale spokesperson Eileen O’Connor told YDN. “In trying to improve the world today and for future generations … it’s important to be able to engage all sides.” Senior News Editor Rebecca Tan contributed reporting.

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ROAD JESS TRAVELLED | On Penn’s response to Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord THURSDAY JUNE 8TH 2017 VOL. CXXXIII, NO. 59 133rd Year of Publication AMANDA GEISER Editor-in-Chief MADDY OVERMOYER Business Manager REBECCA TAN News Editor SARAH FORTINSKY News Editor YOSEF WEITZMAN Sports Editor CAMERON DICHTER Opinion Editor REMI LEDERMAN 34th Street Editor JAMIE GOBRESKI 34th Street Editor WENTING SUN Design Editor ZACH SHELDON Photo Editor ZOE BRACCIA Copy Editor

On June 5, Amy Gutmann slapped her signature on an official statement reaffirming commitment to progress on climate change in response to Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord. Penn joined 11 other major universities (the “Ivy Plus” group) in signing the agreement, acknowledging that climate change is a result of human activity and that we must continue on the path to a low carbon, sustainable future. That’s great. I’m not saying it’s not. But it’s not enough. Fol low i ng Tr u mp’s extremely controversial announcement to disaffiliate the United States with the Paris climate accord, a group of multiple cities, states and businesses have pledged their allegiance to the agreement, negotiating with the United Nations to have its submission accepted alongside other nations. Among these institutions, more than 80 university

presidents committed to climate action to support more renewable energy and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Amy Gutmann was not one of them. Time and time again, Penn has shown that it will not go the extra mile when it comes to actively protecting the environment and counteracting climate change. Throughout multiple petitions, rallies and sit-ins hosted by Fossil Free Penn and supported by other green groups on campus, Penn’s silence has been deafening. This silence, rather than some weak, face-saving statement, truly shows where Penn stands on the cusp of environmental destruction. By choosing to do nothing and failing to take tangible action to support climate action, we have chosen the side of apathy. The side against progress. The side against our future and world. By not strongly condemning Trump’s actions against

environmental progress, we are siding with it and letting it pass. As his alma mater, we are in an especially sensitive and scrutinized situation — we can either establish ourselves as a leader of environmental justice, or we can become bystanders to

the Fossil Free Penn organization on campus hosted a sit-in in College Hall, demanding that Penn divest any fossil fuel holdings from its endowment. The results of the sit-in were rather open-ended — though both administration and students understand

Time and time again, Penn has shown that it will not go the extra mile when it comes to actively protecting the environment and counteracting climate change. our future destruction. If we do not have a strong reaction against Trump’s blatant disregard for the environment, then what kind of message are we sending to our country and the world? This year, in late March,

it’s an extremely important issue, they disagreed on the strategy of divestment. However, divestment is not an entirely unreasonable strategy to employ. Peer institutions, like Stanford and Columbia, have already made

moves to use their endowment for beneficial, sustainable environmental progress. In May 2014, Stanford divested its direct holdings from 100 coal companies, and more recently in March 2017, Columbia announced plans to divest from companies that derive more than 35 percent of their revenue from thermal coal production. Fossil free movements just like Penn’s have worked tirelessly across university campuses, and as a result, real progress has been made. Steps have been taken to reduce college carbon footprints and pave the way for a sustainable future. It is time for Penn to listen, rise up and take actual steps toward climate action. It’s astounding to me that in 2016, our president can still treat environmental issues so casually and incorrectly. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord was his decision, but it doesn’t have

JESSICA LI to be ours — we, as college students, as members of Penn, can decide to take matters into our own hands and take control of the future of our planet. I stand with Fossil Free Penn, and I stand with environmental sustainability. Let’s hope Penn’s administration — with Amy Gutmann’s signature — can do the same. JESSICA LI is a College Sophomore from Livingston, NJ., studying English and Psychology

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Wharton faculty to Congress and the Courts: defend the rule of law GUEST COLUMN BY WILLIAM S. LAUFER, ERIC W. ORTS, MAURICE SCHWEITZER, AMY SEPINWALL, AND KEVIN WERBACH

President Trump appears to have an indifferent, if not downright disdainful, attitude to the rule of law. His firing of former FBI Director James Comey seems to be an effort to prevent or slow a criminal investigation into alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russian agents, and may qualify as obstruction of justice. The President’s apparent failure to separate his business interests from his work as head of state may violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Ultimately, if these allegations are found to be true, either or both may amount to grounds for impeachment. What seems indisputable is that in only four months of his administration, President Trump has placed the rule of law — or at least the perception of the rule of law — in jeopardy. In addition to his abrupt and unseemly firing of FBI Director Comey, and failing to observe obligations to segregate his business interests from the job of governing, the President has (1) issued two immigration bans seemingly motivated by religious bias; (2) limited representatives of the press from access to official briefings; (3)

called the American press “enemies of the people;” (4) met with Russian government officials in the White House, banning representatives of the American press but allowing Russian press coverage; (5) threatened “sanctuary cities” (and universities) with federal defunding; (6) denigrated federal district court and appellate court judges; (7) failed to disclose personal and corporate tax returns after promising to do so; (8) expressed admiration for autocrats around the world, including Putin in Russia, Erdogan in Turkey, Duterte in the Philippines, and Salman in Saudi Arabia; (9) offended leaders of traditional democratic allies, including Merkel in Germany and Macron in France; (10) refused to repeat in a speech to NATO a legal commitment to mutual self-defense; and (11) withdrawn unilaterally from, and against the terms of, the Paris Agreement on climate change, a legal commitment that was made by the United States to almost every other nation on earth. In response to this general pattern, some of us Penn faculty members have signed an Open Letter to Legislators and Others to

Support the Rule of Law. Not all of the faculty signatories may agree that all of the recounted actions and inactions compromise rule of law principles, but we are united behind the following statement. Recent actions taken by the

supporting the rule of law are preserved and honored.” Donald Trump has often invoked the fact that he is a Wharton School graduate as evidence of his intelligence. But education at Wharton has always also involved commit-

Donald Trump has often invoked the fact that he is a Wharton School graduate as evidence of his intelligence. But education at Wharton has always also involved commitment to moral, professional, and social values. White House threaten to undermine the rule of law in the United States. We therefore urge legislators, courts, and others “to act out of principle, and not only loyalty, to assure that the bedrock values

ment to moral, professional, and social values. One of these basic values is the rule of law. Business cannot thrive without a foundational respect for legal and ethical principles. The same may be said

about government and government service. As faculty members, we feel compelled not to remain silent as the values that serve to support and enrich our school and university are boldly if not proudly disregarded. We have therefore drafted an Open Letter to Legislators and Others to Support the Rule of Law, reprinted here in the Daily Pennsylvanian, which more than three dozen Wharton faculty have signed so far. The Wharton School appropriately does not take political positions as an institution. Our faculty members include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, with a wide range of political viewpoints. Those of us who have signed the Open Letter are, admittedly, a minority of our faculty. Even speaking as a minority, however, we believe that the time has come for all citizens to urge legislators and others to act to support the rule of law. We are united by the values that we teach and seek to uphold, and the values on which our country was founded. Note: The authors are professors at the University of Pennsylvania, and coordinated the writing and

signing of an Open Letter to Legislators and Others to Support the Rule of Law that has been swigned by about three dozen Wharton faculty so far. The opinions in this editorial represent only the views of the individual authors. Neither this Op-Ed nor the Open Letter represents any official position of the Wharton School or the University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School takes no political position and does not comment on its students, alumni, or faculty. WILLIAM S. LAUFER is a Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Sociology, and Criminology at the Wharton school. ERIC W. ORTS is a Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton school. MAURICE SCHWEITZER is a Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions at the Wharton school. AMY SEPINWALL is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton school. KEVIN WERBACH is an Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton school.

Open letter to legislators and others to support the rule of law GUEST STATEMENT BY SOME WHARTON FACULTY MEMBERS

The economic system of free enterprise and our cherished democratic institutions depend on the certainty, stability, integrity, and legitimacy provided by the rule of law. The signatories to this letter urge legislators and others in public service to act decisively to promote and preserve rule of law values and other ethical principles, especially in these difficult

times. Recent actions taken by the White House threaten to undermine the rule of law in the United States. The President, who often mentions his Wharton School education as evidence of his intelligence and business acumen, appears to demand nothing more or less than blind loyalty to his leadership.

This kind of loyalty is corrosive to the rule of law. History reveals that allegiance to a leader solely for the sake of allegiance can result in an indelible moral stain. We hope that those in public service as well as the private sector will act out of principle, and not only loyalty, to assure that the bedrock values supporting the rule of law are preserved and honored.

There are now more than 95,000 Wharton alumni who take pride in the foundational values of their alma mater. From its inception in 1881, Wharton has integrated professional and moral values in its curriculum, embracing responsibility and accountability in both private and public sectors, and supporting the rule of law in the United States

and around the world. These values should not now be lost or forsaken by our leaders, whether they are in corporate boardrooms or at the highest reaches of government. Note: This letter reflects the individual views of its signatories only and does not represent any official position of the Wharton School or the University of

Pennsylvania. The Wharton School takes no political position and does not comment on its students, alumni, or faculty. This statement was signed by a group of Wharton faculty members. To find a complete list of the signatories, refer to the online version of this statement at thedp. com.




Grad students still face obstacles to forming a labor union

Humanities students are more likely to be pro-union NATALIE KAHN Staff Reporter

Penn graduate students just made a decisive step towards their plans to establish a labor union on campus, but they might encounter more opposition than they anticipated. The pro-union group Graduate Employe es Toget her — University of Pennsylvania, or GET-UP, has fielded criticism from both the University administration and other graduate students. On May 30, representatives from GET-UP brought the authorization cards that they’ve been collecting from graduate students since March to Philadelphia’s National Labor Relations Board office. Though GET-UP member and Perelman School of Medicine Ph.D. student Francesca Tuazon would not disclose the number of cards, she said they represented a majority of Penn’s Ph.D. students. According to data from an American Federation of Teachers press release, this would mean they totaled over 1,000. The NLRB needs just 30 percent of the bargaining unit’s support to hold the simple majority election, but Tuazon said GET-UP would not have submitted the cards unless they were confident they had enough to win the ultimate union vote. But some Ph.D. students remain opposed to the initiative. Ian Henrich, the president of anti-union group No Penn Union and a Perelman School of Medicine Ph.D. student, said around 800 graduate students do not support GET-UP. I nt e r n a l o p p o sit ion t o GET-UP Now that GET-UP has given its petition to the NLRB, the board will decide on the union’s participants — known as the bargaining unit — who will then vote for or against the proposal, a process Tuazon expects

will occur over the summer via mail-in ballots. The NLRB will also receive an opposing petition of 500 to 600 names from No Penn Union. Henrich said that, per the NLRB’s “dual card doctrine,” signatures on this document negate authorization cards. In other words, if a student changes his or her mind on supporting GET-UP, the student can sign No Penn Union’s petition, which would, in effect, cancel the signature for GETUP. Before, students had to go to GET-UP’s office in order to retract their cards, which many found inconvenient. No Penn Union has been garnering support through talks at student government meetings and emails sent out to constituent members. Another group, Graduates Entitled to Decide Now, has also been disseminating anti-union messages similar to those of No Penn Union. Tuazon said GET-UP’s strategy in the face of non-union groups has been to spread more pro-union messages. She did not acknowledge No Penn Union’s substantial support base, but Henrich said that GET-UP is aware of his group’s work. “They definitely know about it,” he said. “They, in effect, have ignored the petition on our end.” Is GET-UP truly democratic? GET-UP hopes to represent Ph.D. students who receive compensation for their work — whether as teaching assistants or research assistants — to democratize the working environment and give student workers more autonomy over their conditions, Tuazon said. Despite its name, No Penn Union — and GETDN — agree that unions are beneficial and democratize the working environment. They just don’t agree with GET-UP’s implementation of one monolithic union for many of Penn’s graduate schools. Instead, No Penn Union and


In opposition to the pro-union group Graduate Employees Together — University of Pennsylvania, some anti-union groups have emerged, such as No Penn Union and Graduates Entitled to Decide Now.

GETDN argue each graduate school each has unique needs that mandate nuanced, individual unions, should the schools decide that they want them in the first place. As an exa mple, Hen r ich pointed out that Biomedical Graduate Studies students — except those in neuroscience — do not have teaching assistant requirements, while School of Arts and Sciences students do. He referenced Yale University’s “micro-unions” as an example of this approach to unionization. He added that BGS and Wharton conducted internal surveys in their respective schools to gauge support for GET-UP, and only about 10 percent of each student body supported the measure. The bulk of support, he said, seems to come from humanities students. In an email, Ph.D. students in the School of Engineering and

Applied Science and GETDN co-founders Lisa Mariani and Monroe Kennedy said that many BGS students are angry with the movement because they would be in the proposed bargaining unit, even though the internal election showed the union’s lack of approval in that school. GET-UP chose to include seven out of Penn’s nine graduate schools with Ph.D. programs (which, according to a press release, would create a group of 2,300 eligible voters), leaving out the Wharton School and the Engineering School. Tuazon said this is for “purely strategic reasons” related to their desire to unionize quickly in Trump’s administration. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Trump has two seats to fill in the five-member federal NLRB, and union supporters fear that more conservative potential appointees could reverse its 2016 decision

that allowed student-worker unions like GET-UP to form at private universities. Henrich called GET-UP’s choice “interesting” and suspects that it is due to a lack of pro-union support from Wharton and Engineering students. Excluding them, he said, would bolster chances of winning the majority vote needed to establish the union. “It will be interesting to see what the NLRB board says in regards to whether or not this is an appropriate bargaining union,” he said. Tuazon added that many students are skeptical about union dues, which she attributed to misinformation. She said that although 1-2 percent of salaries will be taken out as dues, the net salary will be adjusted to accommodate. In addition, no dues will be collected until the union has voted to approve them. If the union is established, no money

will be taken from stipends granted to students over the summer. Administration: Graduate students are students before employees Penn’s administration reiterated its stance that students are learners first. “We view graduate students as students and our future colleagues rather than employees, and we believe we can better support them without the intervention of a labor union,” University spokesman Stephen MacCarthy said in a statement. This was consistent with Penn president Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price’s letter from March 2017, urging graduate students not to unionize. “Penn faculty serve as mentors, not managers,” they wrote. “That clearly changes when the interaction — which would be governed by an external third party — is no longer collegial, but instead the subject of union rules.” Tuazon is concerned that Penn will delay the vote on the union. Both GET-UP and the University administration must propose a bargaining unit to the NLRB who will make the ultimate decision based on those opinions. Penn could protest the NLRB’s choice to waste time or try to shrink the bargaining unit, Tuazon said. Other universities have already done this. Yale administrators challenged the democratic value of the micro-union strategy which enabled the unionization to pass with fewer votes, Yale Alumni Magazine reported. Members of GET-UP and the AFT who back the union maintain that students are employees of the University. Even though he is opposed to GET-UP’s strategies, Henrich hopes the graduate student community will stay united. “Despite our differences, we are all students here at Penn,” he said. “Let’s not let the unionization effort divide us.”


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It’s finally June, and you know what that means: your internship at Goldman Sachs is finally starting! Many athletes wearing the Red and Blue will trade in their uniforms for suits and ties during the summer for a 10-week crash course of knowledge and experience in various industries such as finance, engineering, medicine and technology. But just because an athlete may have an internship doesn’t mean their normal commitments as a college athlete are ending. In fact, the summer is one of the most important times of the year for athletes to train. “Summer training is one of the most important parts about football,” defensive back Sam Philippi said. “The harder I train during the summer, the better I will be when we get back in August.” “Summer training [for track & field] is very

important,”high-jumper Anna-Peyton Malizia added. “It is important to stay in shape and prepare for preseason in the fall.” Like many Penn athletes, Philippi and Malizia love their respective sports and love to compete—but both acknowledged the importance of getting experience at an internship over the summer, as well as how many of their teammates are doing the same. “I decided to do an internship to gain experience in the work place, to put something significant on my resume, and to make money as well,” said Philippi, who will be a clerk at a law firm in Newport Beach, California. “A lot of guys on the football team are doing what I’m doing [an internship], pretty much everyone,” he said. SEE SUMMER PAGE 7

Sports world mourns Penn football QB Michael loss of Penn great Collins to transfer to TCU

Jack McCloskey coached men’s hoops for 10 years MARC MARGOLIS Sports Reporter

On Thursday, June 1st, Penn Athletics lost a legendary member of its community. Former Penn student athlete and basketball coach, Jack McCloskey, the General Manager and architect of the legendary “Bad Boys” Pistons, died at the age of 91 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. As a beloved and well-renowned figure in the world of sports, many people in the Penn community and beyond expressed their sorrow in light of the tragic news. In a statement to Penn Athletics, current men’s basketball coach Steve Donahue said that, “In my mind, he was the man who really began the historic run of Penn’s basketball success. His leadership in the 1960s made Penn basketball a national product and set the stage for those incredible teams we had in the 1970s.” Former Pistons guard and Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, who McCloskey d ra f te d number one overall in the 1981 NBA Draft, posted an old picture of himself and McCloskey on Twitter with the short but sweet caption, “Rest in Peace, I love you….” “He was a unique GM because we were close with him about explaining what was going on on the floor and how we felt about our team,” Former Piston’s Forward Mark Aguirre

said. “Then, [as a result], we had a really, really close relationship amongst Jack and the team. It was a very good relationship. He was a beautiful man to work for.” Aguirre, who led DePaul over Penn in the third place game of the 1979 NCAA tournament, was key trade piece for the Pistons two championships and was one of the many moves that helped McCloskey earn the nickname “Trader Jack.” The news of his death was especially emotional for former Penn guard Stan Pawlak, an honorable mention All-American under McCloskey in 1966. “I was sitting in my living room early in the morning before playing golf and I saw a byline on ESPN or the NBA Channel. And as soon as I saw his name I was pretty certain that he had passed,” Pawlak reflected. “I was very upset. The first thing I wanted to do was, if my teammates hadn’t heard [the news], was to contact them and let them know. Then, I googled his name to see what people were saying about him.” As a student-athlete at Penn for one year, McCloskey lettered in basketball, baseball and football, where he earned honorable mention All-American during the 1943-1944 school year. After serving in the Navy, McCloskey came back to Penn to complete his degree in education in 1948. After his career in the Eastern Basketball League, where he won back to back MVP’s in 1953 and 1954, he once again returned to Penn as the basketball coach for the

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1956-1957 season. He ended up coaching Penn from 1956 to 1966. He compiled a win-loss record of 216-194 (52.7%) and won the regular season Ivy League championship during the 19651966 season. However, his impact goes well beyond his win-loss record. “Everyone you talk to will say this,” Pawlak said. “When you met him, he shook your hand and made an impression upon you that you’ll probably never forget. You knew he was an honest man.” Pawlak ended up coaching in Europe for a number of years. McCloskey’s values and style resonated with him throughout his coaching career. “He was a tremendous fundamental coach, taught me almost everything I know about basketball,” Pawlak said. However, McCloskey’s Penn coaching tree does not end SEE MCCLOSKEY PAGE 7

How do you replace the best quarterback in program history? With the graduation of current Atlanta Falcon Alek Torgersen, Penn football has a massive NFL sized hole in its roster. Now, the man expected to fill that hole is gone. After one year at Penn, quarterback Michael Collins has announced his transfer to FBS Texas Christian University. As the heir apparent to Torgersen, Collins was expected to take the reins behind center in the program’s quest for a third straight Ivy Championship. Instead, he heads to Fort Worth to join an already crowded quarterback room. Collins was a highly sought after prospect coming out of New Canaan High School. In his four-year career there, Collins won three Connecticut state championships, and a litany of individual awards, including being named first team all-state in 2014-15. Collins also holds the Connecticut state record for touchdown passes. In his lone year with the Quakers, Collins appeared in three games, all blow outs in relief of Torgersen. He completed both of his pass attempts for a total of 17 yards. Collins also gained 33 rushing yards on 10 attempts. While Collins declined to comment to the Daily Pennsylvanian, he did tell the Stamford Advocate, “I didn’t want to look


Penn football finds itself in need of a new quarterback after the surprising transfer of rising sophomore QB Michael Collins to TCU.

back and say, ‘what if I had played at the FBS level? That was really it, I wanted more of a football experience than I was getting at Penn and a chance to play against the best competition possible.” One would also imagine that, if Collins is able to secure playing time at his new school, his chances at an NFL career would be higher at TCU. In the last two years alone, the Horned Frogs have had six players drafted. And after Torgersen slid out of the draft this year, the importance of playing for a major power conference football program seems to only be amplified. For the Quakers, a massive hole in a crucial lineup spot just got bigger. The only Quarterbacks listed on the roster for the fall are rising-senior Will Fischer-Colbrie and rising-sophomore Tyler Herrick. Neither player has appeared in a game for the Quakers in their careers. Two offseason additions could

also feature for the Quakers, both with Georgia connections. Incoming freshman and two time Georgia AAAA player of the year Ryan Glover and University of Georgia transfer Nick Robinson will join the battle for the starting spot in the fall. One of those four will be the man primarily responsible for giving the ball to Ivy League Player of the Year finalist Justin Watson. Watson faces tremendous uncertainty as he enters his senior year. The wide receiver has put up outrageous numbers in three seasons with Torgersen, but now his NFL dreams are in the hands of an inexperienced quarterback who has not played in a single NCAA game. Replacing Torgersen was never going to be easy, but the Quaker’s chances of a successful transition are hurt with by Collins’ decision. With a three-peat on the line, the quarterback controversy post-Torgersen is only now getting started.




Penn men’s rowing finishes season strong in California MARC MARGOLIS Sports Reporter

Jet lag was not a factor for Penn men’s Rowing as both the lightweight and hreavyweight teams travelled to Sacramento this weekend for the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship Regatta. Both teams turned in solid performances that they are hoping will build some momentum going into next season. Of the two, lightweight rowing had the stronger performance at the IRA’s. After years of gradually building up towards more success, the Quakers had their best finish since 1992 by finishing in second place. “We came here to win, in that regard we didn’t quite execute on that plan,� coach Collin Farrell. “But the reality is that in our sport we can’t play defense. The true expectation was that we put out a winning effort, that


there. Dick Harter, who was an assistant under McCloskey from 1955-1956 and 1958-1965, became Penn’s head coach from 1966-1971 after McCloskey left for Wake Forest. In Harter’s final two years, Penn had only one regular season defeat. Harter went on to further success at Oregon and as an NBA assistant. Still, his success at Penn, which could largely be chalked to McCloskey, was a key springboard to the golden age of Penn basketball that saw them reach a final four in 1979. In fact, after Dick Harter left for Oregon, Penn’s next coach was none other than Hall of Fame legend Chuck Daly, who coached Penn from 1971 to 1979. McCloskey ended up hiring Daly in 1983, which helped springboard the Pistons


“I decided to do an internship so that I could acquire some experience and see if I am interested in the consulting field, specifically healthcare consulting,� said Malizia, who is interning at a biotech and pharmaceutical consulting company in Philadelphia. “A lot of my teammates are either doing internships or taking summer classes while training.� For athletes, having an internship in the summer is not too different from being a student during the school year. During the school year, athletes balance their time between studying and competing, whereas during an internship they must balance their time between working and finding time to train. Typically, athletes settle into a routine and use the early morning or evening as their time to train and practice. Philippi follows a similar routine to his football routine at Penn. “During the week, I wake up around 5:30 a.m., get to the gym

we leave it all out on the course, and do what we trained to do. By that regard we did a tremendous job.� In particular, Farrell, joked would have liked to play defense on lightweight rowing powerhouse Cornell. In the Varsity Eights race, on a 2,000 meter course, Cornell edged Penn by a little over a second. Penn finished in fifth place in both the Varsity Fours and Straight Fours (without a coxswain) race. The only other teams to have all their boats make it to the Grand Final were Harvard and Princeton. This loss will certainly sting, but Penn has plenty of reason to be proud as its seniors work over the past several years has helped build a foundation for success. “The class of 2017 has just been tremendous for us,� Farrell exclaimed. “They have really been a big part of building the squad to where it is now. They did a good job of setting a tone for urgency but not panic. They have done an amazing job of letting the underclassmen know

from NBA bottom feeder to N BA cha mpionsh ip contenders. In addition to Daly, McCoskey’s Director of Scouting, Stan Novak, was also a Penn graduate and even coached McCloskey when he still played professional basketball. Novak played a key role in the drafting of future Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman. McCloskey told Novak to ask friends of other NBA scouts about what scouts around the league thought of the top prospects in the 1986 NBA Draft. When it was clear no one was particularly interested in Rodman, McCloskey felt comfortable waiting until the second round to draft Rodman and instead using their first round pick to select forward John Salley, who also became a solid contributor for the Pistons during the Bad Boy era. Sadly, one cannot explore

around 6:30, work out until 7:45, then get to work by 8:30 and work until 5 p.m.,� he described. Malizia, on the other hand, finds the afternoon better for her own training. “I am working out after my internship each day. I see myself being more physically efficient later in the day,� she observed. Probably, the biggest difference in summer training is that everything is done individually. In season, athletes work out, practice, and compete with their whole teams every single day. Ultimately, it isn’t structured that way to make the team spend every waking moment together or to make them all be best friends— it’s to have them push one another to get better day in and day out. Many of the best college coaches, regardless of the sport, will tell you the best teams come from cultures where this internal “push� is alive not just during competition, but in practice and in the weight room as well. Not having the “push� from teammates is one of the hardest parts about doing your training on

how important this is to them.� And now, the underclassmen will have to step up if the Red and Blue want to build off of this season. The heavyweight rowing team, despite not coming close to winning the regatta, also put forth an effort that should springboard momentum into

2018. While the results could have been better, Penn was fielding one of the youngest teams at the regatta. Particularly, the Varsity 8 boat is incredibly young for a top boat as it features five freshman. After finishing in seventh place in the Petite Final, the Varsity 8 boat finished 13th

overall. “We outperformed our rank and while we did not achieve our ultimate goal, the field was fast and we performed our best,� freshman Jay Hofmeister stated. Their bounce back performance was particularly encouraging after losing to Cornell in the semi final heat after losing their

advantage over the Big Red in the last 250 meters of a 2000 meter course the day before. Coming into the IRA’s, the Varsity 8 was ranked 14th so a 13th place finish is encouraging. Next year, the Quakers expect this boat to turn some heads as their youth develop into experienced rowers. The Varsity 4 boat had the best finish of all the heavyweight boats by coming in sixth place, losing to Holy Cross, but the highlight of the weekend came from the the Second Varsity 8 boat. After coming in ranked 15th, few gave them a chance to crack the top ten. However, through shear gutsy racing, they were able to finish second in the Petite Final to place in eighth place overall. They topped 14th ranked Dartmouth by over a second. The IRA’s marked the end of the season for Penn men’s rowing. With an offseason of hard work and a fearless mindset heading into next season, watch for both men’s heavyweight and lightweight to make a splash in 2018.

McCloskey’s time at Penn without revisiting the infamous decision by then Penn Athletic Director Jeremiah Ford to not allow Penn to compete in the NCAA tournament after winning the Ivy League Regular Season title in 1966. Their scheduled opponent was Syracuse, which featured future Hall of Famer Dave Bing and current Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. Though chances of winning were slim, the 1965-1966 Quakers missed out on a once in a lifetime opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament. Ironically the issue was related to academics. The NCAA required all universities, including Penn, to certify a 1.6 minimum grade point average for all student-athletes, equivalent to a C-minus. Ford refused to do so even though all of Penn’s players most certainly had the grades and thus, Penn,

in a year where Pawlak was averaging 23.2 points per game, was never able to play in the NCAA tournament during McCloskey’s tenure. “What happened then would not happen today, we were naive kids. We went along with whatever anyone told us,� Pawlak lamented. “Whenever I spoke with him in his later years, the first thing that would come up was, how could that have happened?� Like anyone would expect, McCloskey, known for his trademarked competitive spirit, did not go down without a fight. “We knew he was fighting for us,� Pawlak continued. It wasn’t a fight that he won and it bothered him to the point where he did not stay.� McCloskey left after the NCAA Tournament (or lack thereof ) debacle and never coached at Penn again. The

man who went on to numerous accolades as an NBA General Manager left the Quakers over the Athletic Director’s refusal to put his ego to the side and certify the GPA’s of the players. Though Penn went on to more success in the 1970s’s, it remains a shame that one of Penn’s basketball greats left Philadelphia with a sour taste in his mouth. “He loved Penn,� Pawlak said. “We [the four remaining seniors from that Championship team] were with him last year and he did not remember a lot of things, but the one thing he did remember was the name of the guy who did not let us go to the NCAA tournament, Jeremiah Ford.� But for the Ford’s handling of the situation, Pawlak and many others are convinced McCloskey would have stayed at Penn for a very long time.

Thankfully, his life did not end with the same bitter taste as his Penn coaching career. Everyone who speaks of McCloskey, speaks of a man with impeccable character and a fiery competitive attitude. “Jack was a man’s man. What I would say to him more than anything else is thank you. He was a big part of our lives.� Pawlak said when describing his coach. Even towards the end of his life, “Trader Jack� still gave the same firm handshake that made an impression on Pawlak over 50 years ago. Today, his impact can still be felt all over the basketball world. Few people wanted to win more than McCloskey, but his reach extended far beyond basketball. Every stop he went, from the Palestra to the Palace of Auburn Hills, bears the fruits of his hard work and dedication.


Penn men’s heavyweight rowing did not place as high as its lightweight counterparts, but there is hope for the future for the squad, as it featured one of the youngest rosters at the regatta.

one’s own in the summer—athletes have to push themselves to be better without the presence of their teammates around them. But that doesn’t mean athletes can’t get creative and try to simulate that push in other ways. Living in Orange County, California, Philippi has the ability to train with other football players from the Los Angeles area to push him. They include players from Power 5 schools as well as incoming Penn QB Nick Robinson. Since Malizia is spending her internship in Philadelphia, she has the luxury of building chemistry with many of her teammates while she trains and looks to improve. “It [having teammates around] is nice for training purposes since we can all be together,� she said. *** Philippi and Malizia are just two of the many Penn athletes who have internships this summer. While now they are dressing well, preparing for their future career paths and training, they will be more than ready to don the Red & Blue and compete as soon as they step back on campus.



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“They look like they’re in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/ master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker.” And with one Tumblr caption a Netflix movie was born. It all started last month when a 2014 photo resurfaced of Rihanna, the 8-time Grammy winner with the third most U.S. Number One Billboard Hits (after The Beatles and Mariah Carey), and

Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar winning actress from 12 Years a Slave. This past month, though, fans who had been plotting a film based on this fashion show picture were shocked as they literally watched it come together on Twitter. Nyong’o, who had caught wind of the picture’s popularity, tweeted Rihanna on April 20th saying “I’m down if you are”, to which Rihanna tweeted back three days later that she was “in.” All that was left was a writer and director, and fans made it their mission to finish assembling the team. On April 23rd director Ava DuVernay, “Selma” director and director of Disney’s 2018 adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 novel A Wrinkle In Time, replied to fans

that the lights and camera were standing by and she was ready to call action. All that the film needed was a writer, and Issa Rae, creator and star of the YouTube series Awkward Black Girl and HBO series Insecure (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe), answered her fans’ call with simply a gif of a cat furiously typing. And now – one month later – it’s been confirmed that Netflix has bought the buddy movie to star Rihanna and Nyong’o with DuVernay directing and Rae anticipated to write the screenplay. And the best part? The original users who came up with the concept will be credited and even included in the film. Way to make it happen, Internet.


YUI SHIMOKOBE Finally. The scoop on Wawa mobile order rollout. Wawa mobile ordering has officially debuted in Philly, a change that could be huge for Penn students this upcoming school year. Just like Tapingo, this new function lets students and regular folk alike skip the line and save a couple of minutes in their lives. To use this function, you need to have a Wawa Rewards account, easily created online. Once registered, it works just like how ordering in store does: select the items you want, customize your choices and complete your

order! After, you’ll be able to pick up your food. This function essentially transposes those magical Wawa kiosks onto your phone, letting you skip the line (and the shame of ordering, like, six orders of mac–and–cheese). Unlike its competitor Tapingo, though, Wawa mobile ordering doesn’t have the functionality to pay wirelessly. You’ll still have to pay at the cashier like a plebeian. So make sure to still budget time for those long and winding Wawa lines. However, it’s rumored that Wawa won’t start making your order until you’re close to the store—so you might just want to get out of your cubby in Van Pelt and head on out.



It’s easy to limit your bookstore experience to the Penn Barnes and Noble (and let’s be real, that’s mostly for bursar– ing sweatshirts). But many corners of Penn’s campus house quirky, specialized and instagrammable bookstores. Let’s branch out.

as much) as you’d intended to spend here; for the inveterate book-browser, this shop is paradise.The selection is rather academic, and heavy in the social sciences, journalism, and political theory, but you could probably find anything here— for a sampler, check out their stoop sale ($1/$2/$3 books) on a sunny day. (If that sounds like it couldn’t be any better, get this: the owners are very pleasant and very knowledgeable. They’ll find whatever you need, making order out of seeming chaos, and if you pop in more than once, they’ll remember you.)



There are books everywhere in this cozy Victorian townhouse: books of all types, but especially books you wouldn’t find anywhere else. They’re organized in categories of increasing specificity nestled in two floors’ worth of nooks and crannies. Plan on spending at least twice as long (and perhaps three times

This bookstore strikes a perfect balance between accessibility and sheer variety—it’s easy to pop in and out if you’re looking for something specific, but it’s just as easy to browse endlessly, with titles stacked on the floor and on top of already-towering bookshelves. (NPR often plays in the background, so

If nothing else, use this guide to convince your parents that you spend your free time reading.

find a book, the helpful staff will happily spend as much time as necessary locating it for you. The prices are accordingly high, as the books are brandnew and mostly special-interest (i.e. not mass–market)—but if you catch a sidewalk sale, you can walk away with a real bargain. PENN BOOKSTORE (3601 WALNUT)


you can get your daily dose of either news or smooth jazz, depending on the time of day.) Of note are the comics in the front (in single issues and trade paperbacks): the selection is uniquely large for a shop that doesn’t bill itself as a comics store. Naturally, no discussion of The Last Word would be complete without mention of Lester, the resident feline, who can often be found grooming himself in the Anthropology section.

PENN BOOK CENTER (130 S. 34TH) It’s possible that you’ve only been in here to pick up course books for your humanities classes, but you can also pick up books to further your personal academic interests— either by buying books for cool-sounding classes you’re not enrolled in (shhhh) or by exploring the carefullycurated nonfiction section on the second floor. If you can’t

This is simply your standard Barnes and Noble, but slightly smaller, as so much space is devoted to apparel, course books, school supplies, and the like. Nobody would call the selection “quirky,” and nobody would call the atmosphere “cozy,” but if you’re not looking for quirkiness or coziness—say you just want to pre-order Arundhati Roy’s much-hyped new novel—then this is the place to go in University City. It’s also a great place to come if you missed out on last year’s New York Times bestsellers, as there are so often (small, but not insignificant) deals on

popular fiction. FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA (201 S. 40TH) Reading books doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. If you play your (library) cards right, it’s actually completely free. (Crazy, right?) Sure, you can probably find any book in the world at Van Pelt, but if you’re sick of going into VP’s lonely, foreboding stacks, and if you long for the community feel of your public library back home, consider getting a library card at the Walnut Street West branch of the Free Library. You’ll have access to any book in the Free Library system, which covers most fiction and popular nonfiction, from any decade. If you are looking to buy books, though, you’ll actually find pretty rad sales of extra inventory on the first floor. The selection is limited, obviously, but paperbacks are just 50 cents, hardcovers one dollar, and there’s a good mix of the familiar and the weird.

PARKS ON TAP: PHILLY’S TRAVELING BEER GARDEN SHILPA SARAVANAN Yes, Mom, I’m getting enough fresh air. Sick of the same old summer night dinner and drinks routine? Enter Parks on Tap. Philadelphia’s traveling beer garden is back for the summer, making its way to 20 parks in 20 weeks. Even if you don’t drink alcohol (or aren’t 21), there are virgin cocktails—even slushies. Yes. Parks on Tap started last year as the brainchild of Philly Parks and Rec and the Fairmount Parks Conservancy. The organizations wanted to bring

together communities and bring a new vibrancy to neighborhood parks. The fest officially began on May 17 and kicked off with appearances in Love Park and Jefferson Square. The festival features seven draft beers on tap, including a pale ale, a hard cider, IPAs, lagers, and pale ales with fruit infusions. But Parks on Tap also has plenty of boozy goodness for those of us who aren’t self-professed beer snobs. The garden’s menu features an on-tap rosè and frozen beer cocktails — made either alcoholic with ginger beer or virgin with root beer—with a slushy lime, lemonade or watermelon base

topped off with your choice of vodka, tequila, whisky or rum (or just plain-Jane). While you have to technically have to be 21 to partake in the fest’s namesake activities, fret not. Parks on Tap also features a smorgasbord of yummy food snacks and non- alcoholic drinks, as well as a hammock area for you to pass out in after that third mini slider or madeto-order locally sourced smoked sandwich. Everything is under $10, so whether you’re drinking up or chowing down you won’t break the bank. Parks on Tap also hosts a slew of activities, including boot–camps and workouts

for you to earn that third IPA, live music on Sundays, a performance series on Thursdays, Logan Circle happy hours on Wednesdays and other one-day pop-up events. Check here for the full schedule. Parks on Tap will be closest to Penn over the summer at Matthias Baldwin Park from Jun 7 to 11, Paine’s Park from Jun 21 to 25, Schuylkill Banks from Jul 12 to 16 and at Clark Park in Spruce Hill from Aug 23 to 27. But no need to second– guess choosing your internship over working on campus just yet, ‘cause Parks on Tap will be up and running until the first week of October.


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