Penn students want voting rights on its board of trustees, like some other colleges

The University of Pennsylvania’s board of trustees is led by a New York City investment banker, one of many board members with a financial or legal background.

There’s also a billionaire who heads one of the nation’s leading makeup and fragrance companies, a pro bono CEO of a group that aids poor women weavers in rural Afghanistan, and the leader of a biotech company that focuses on treatments for emerging infectious diseases — to name a few.

But there’s one kind of member the 54-person board doesn’t have: a student.

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