This year’s municipal primary election on May 21 will determine each party’s candidate in the Nov. 5 general election.
Penn’s yield this year increased about one percentage point to 64.3 percent, the highest since 2007.
Of the 3,785 applicants admitted this admissions cycle, 2,432 have already indicated their intention to enroll, surpassing the school’s target class of 2,420, Dean of Admissions Eric Furda said.
While 31 students were cited Thursday night of Spring Fling weekend by state police officers, the citations did not continue during the two days of official Fling activities.
According to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, 31 citations were issued at two off-campus parties on Thursday night by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.
Both token and cash fare increases are set to take effect on July 1, should SEPTA’s newest budget be approved by the agency’s board. The cost of both token and cash fare will jump by 25 cents, to $1.80 and $2.25, respectively. Once the system phases in its new payment technology, which will use fare cards and other microchip-equipped devices, cash fare will increase to $2.50.
Twenty graduate students and faculty members headed down to Washington, D.C. Monday to advocate for funding for medical research.
Penn Democrats and College Republicans released a statement affirming their support for same-sex marriage today, along with nearly 50 other college political groups across the country. The two reached out to other groups for nearly two months, asking leaders to sign on either themselves or on behalf of their organizations.
Pennsylvania voters are now almost evenly divided on legalizing same-sex marriage, according to a recent poll.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) publicly announced his support for marriage rights for same-sex couples in a press release Monday.
As the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court prepares to hear another challenge to the state’s voter ID requirement, a new study reveals that across the country, voter ID laws disproportionately affected young minority voters in the 2012 elections.
College Republican’s partnership with Penn Democrats and the Lambda Alliance last month to host a marriage equality event at the Love Statue on campus kicked off its recent support for same-sex marriage rights”
Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order earlier this month establishing the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multi-Cultural Affairs. The new office will be tasked with “improving access to city services, engaging community-based organizations, developing economic resources and assisting with educational opportunities,”
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission approved plans Thursday to close 23 schools in the city at the end of the school year, including University City High School at 36th and Filbert streets.
So far, there have not been legal ramifications from the incident. The day of Hartford’s death, his father said that he has no plans to sue, and stands by this decision unless medical expenses are exorbitantly high.
As Washington’s negotiations to avoid a set of automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration” come down to the wire, researchers and administrators at Penn are on the edge of their seats.
The federal government launched an initiative Thursday to make repayment easier for students struggling to pay back their loans.
Just hours after a gunman shot down three in a courthouse in nearby Wilmington, Del., Vice President Joe Biden sat down for a roundtable discussion on gun control with local government and law enforcement leaders on Monday.
The University spent nearly $700,000 directly lobbying the federal government in 2012, putting Penn at the top of the Ivy League.
Gov. Tom Corbett released his annual budget proposal TUesday morning, which includes over $600 million in spending increases, as well as new revenue from proposed changes to the state pension system and liquor privatization.
Both Penn Democrats and College Republicans are hoping to use the off year to improve the relationship between the organizations by hosting cooperative events.