Letter To The Editor: Penn Panel

As a Penn alum, I'm encouraged that the university is studying the impact of alcohol and other drugs on campus life, but it's highly disappointing and misguided that there was no mention of students being invited to sit on the commission ("Panel to study Penn alcohol and drug use," Thursday).

Young people grow tired of adults who set policies that impacts them, but don't involve them in the decision-making process. That's what we expect of Congress, not an elite institution. If Penn wants the public recognition that it is doing something to address the tragic deaths of recent years, it ought to ensure that this commission is more than window dressing by having a student at the table.

Brian Gralnick, Elkins Park

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