Politics

03/30/17 12:12am
Three Penn alumni are currently members of the Philadelphia City Council. Here’s a brief introduction to each one of them.
03/29/17 11:22pm
Director of Business and Hospitality Services Pam Lampitt says Penn, like Temple, is now paying significantly more for the sweetened drinks available at dining halls. But Lampitt said the prospect of a raise in costs for students was never mentioned.
03/29/17 9:21pm
“Everyone is on Facebook and Twitter now, and [these sites] can’t filter out all of the information people see,” Wharton Professor Pinar Yildirim said. “Fake news now just naturally falls into people’s feeds.”
03/28/17 10:42pm
Kaufman served as a U.S. Senator for two years and currently heads the Biden Foundation
03/28/17 10:33pm
Nearly 200 faculty members at Penn have signed a recent petition denouncing President Trump’s budget proposal, specifically the proposed plan to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
03/24/17 7:14pm
The panelists emphasized the importance of “reproductive justice,” differentiating it from reproductive health and reproductive rights. 
03/23/17 6:54pm
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine's faculty and students say the food supply and economy of Pennsylvania will be at risk if the school loses the $30 million in state funding — 20 percent of their budget — that the new budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf intends to cut. 
03/23/17 9:28am
On Tuesday, DHS announced that individuals flying from Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Morocco would not be permitted to carry electronic devices bigger than a smartphone on planes.
03/22/17 9:46pm
Team Haya qualified for the Regional Finals in Boston by winning the Hult Prize at Penn, proposing a plant-based toothbrush that does not require water or toothpaste. 
03/22/17 9:01pm
Although President Donald Trump is the highest-ranking Penn graduate in the federal government, other notable graduates of the University serve in Washington as well. Here are the four current members of the U.S. House of Representatives that hold Penn degrees.
03/21/17 11:46pm
Lustick said he does not forsee progress toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the near future. "We have this so-called Nash equilibrium, where everyone — all the players are trapped on a global maximum, and it won't get off it."
03/21/17 11:37pm
Penn Political Coalition — the umbrella organization for political student groups — joined with College Republicans and Penn in Washington to host Reihan Salam, the executive editor of National Review, in Huntsman Hall. 
03/21/17 11:23am
The award was presented by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to recognize Biden’s advocacy for survivors of sexual assault, survivors of domestic violence and veterans, according to an NBC report.
03/20/17 10:21pm
After the resignation of incumbent Democrat Leslie Acosta due to her guilty plea for embezzlement, a special election was called for Pennsylvania House District 197.
03/20/17 12:38am
The proposals in the GOP Health Care Plan is significantly different from Obamacare — but what would this mean both nationally and for Penn students? The Daily Pennsylvanian broke it down.
03/19/17 8:40pm
Some crimes are less visible than others, and the Students Against Human Trafficking club at Penn is determined to end one of the most insidious.
03/16/17 6:33pm
According to the Washington Post, the foundation offered Florida State University millions of dollars under the stipulation that its Department of Economics would promote a free trade philosophy and consult the foundation when selecting faculty members.
03/15/17 8:53pm
After the 2016 presidential election, Chuang wanted to find ways to engage with her community. “I absolutely did not think that it would involve running for office,” she said.
03/15/17 4:25pm
Penn President Amy Gutmann announced the event in an email Wednesday. The event will take place March 30 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. and will be available online via an live webcast.
03/14/17 7:56pm
The Philadelphia march, one of over 350 marches that will take place across the United States from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., is intended to be a nonpartisan show of support for public policy based on scientific fact and celebration of the role science plays in our daily lives.