Berman was one of the 17 lawyers selected to be interim U.S. Attorneys by the Trump administration, as reported in a Jan. 3 press release by the Department of Justice.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced the move last month after gaining approval from Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.
Larry Wittig, a longtime rowing coach who rose to a top leadership role in the Pennsylvania education system, resigned from his position as chair of the state Board of Education this week after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Flanagan's deteriorating health condition was a result of a 2005 car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.
The final bill omitted a tax on graduate student waivers, which experts predicted would have hiked student fees by up to 300 percent.
Senior Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement Michael Carpenter co-wrote the essay with former Vice President Biden.
Even though the Penn administration has expressed support of its DACA students, dreamers have no concrete path that would preventing them from deportation.
In 2017, travel bans became the biggest topic of discussion in federal immigration policy, forcing some international students at Penn to reconsider their futures in the United States.
From NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to the anti-LGBTQ preachers on College Green, free speech dominated national and local headlines this year.
Students still swarm the former vice president nearly every time he appears on campus, and events where he has spoken have drawn hundreds on campus.
The House of Representatives passed a version of the $1.5 trillion tax plan on Nov. 16, and it included a provision taxing tuition waivers for graduate students.
Regardless of what students thought about Trump’s first year, the Penn brand has inevitably entered the national discussion surrounding his administration.
From Penn's dining hall policies to the Trump administration's appointment of key personnel, students took to the internet to pen a variety of petitions this year.
This third iteration of the travel ban restricts most citizens of Iran, Libya, Chad, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and North Korea, in addition to some from Venezuela, from entering the U.S.
Burke started the "Me Too" campaign on her MySpace page years before it was recently re-introduced by the actress Alyssa Milano as a hashtag.
Heading into 2018, the ASAM program is at a crossroads. Without a director or robust physical space, the ASAM program may not thrive for much longer.
Penn professor Ezekiel Emanuel worked on the ACA as an advisor to Obama, and Thomas Miller co-wrote the 2011 book, “Why Obamacare is Wrong for America.”
Besides hosting on-campus meetings and speakers, Beyond Arrest: Re-Thinking Systematic Oppression members volunteer with educational programs in prisons across the city.
Philadelphia sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice withheld $1.5 million in federal grant money over Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” policies.
This semester, Penn Federalist Society hosted Heather Mac Donald, a vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement, and Penn Law professor Amy Wax, who wrote that Anglo-Protestant cultural norms are superior to others.