On a wet Sunday afternoon, presidential hopeful Ron Paul addressed a large crowd of supporters in Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Paul’s talk focused on the key components of his platform and referenced the country’s history. VIDEO: Ron Paul Rally at Independence Hall
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Two Pennsylvania Democrats introduced another bill, HB 2313, in the House of Representatives today which would repeal the controversial voter ID law, which passed on March 14.
Santorum, who served as a Pennsylvania senator from 1995 to 2007, has never seen great popularity in the Philadelphia area. TIMELINE: Santorum & Penn
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum officially dropped out of the Republican presidential race on April 10, effectively guaranteeing former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney the Republican nomination.
The new student group Students Reacting Strongly to Lots of Yelling protested on College Green yesterday to show their disgust at the number of protests and rallies that have occurred on campus this year.
David Cohen received JNF’s Tree of Life Award at a gala last night at 600 N. Broad Street. Philly BDS organized a protest of about 30 people outside of the JNF’s event.
The 99% Declaration group and the Occupy movement are both planning national conventions this summer, but the groups differ in their philosophies toward governmental change.
The law, which passed on March 14, stipulates that a valid ID must have an expiration date. Currently, Drexel, Pennsylvania State and Point Park universities and LaSalle College do not have expiration dates on their cards.
The Muslim Students Association hosted an event called “Know Your Rights,” where ACLU representatives explained people’s rights when confronted by law enforcement issues.
Governor Tom Corbett signed the voter identification bill into law on March 14. The bill passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives earlier yesterday by a margin of 104-88.
In response to a potential limit to women’s access to contraception, Penn Democrats began an online petition on Change.org to protect women’s access to birth control and oppose the Blunt amendment.
The voter identification bill that passed in the Pennsylvania Senate last week is drawing heated debate among policy makers and voters. The Senate passed a bill on Mar. 7 requiring voters to present valid photo ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. HB 934 passed by a margin of 26 to 23.
After a public demonstration on College Green on Friday afternoon in response to the New York Police Department’s undercover surveillance, the Muslim Students Association is now planning a “Know Your Rights” event to educate students on their rights when dealing with law enforcement.
Students and community members took part in “NYPD Files: A Stand Against Profiling” to show their solidarity for the Muslim Students Association. RELATED: MSA disappointed with University's response VIDEO: MSA stands against racial profiling
From noon to 1 p.m., students will stand in front of the Benjamin Franklin statue holing up manila folders that read “My NYPD File,” according to College junior Mak Hussain, president of Penn’s MSA.
Penn’s Muslim Student Association is pushing the University to take stronger action on behalf of Muslim students at Penn.
On Sunday, the Undergraduate Assembly passed a resolution urging the University to reevaluate its relationship with longtime partner PNC Bank.
The New York Police Department has been monitoring Muslim college students, including those at Penn, according to _The Associated Press_.
Nate Kleinman, a member of Occupy Philadelphia, will run in the Democratic primary for the House of Representatives in Pennsylvania’s 13th district, which includes northeast Philadelphia.
A student group launched a campaign yesterday, the national I Love Mountains Day, to persuade students to pledge to withdraw their bank accounts from PNC Bank — with which Penn has a long-standing relationship — by the end of the semester.