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.
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.
Most of the conference was a question-and-answer session on how Casey plans to fight the Republican Congress members' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Former Utah governor and 1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman Jr. criticized Trump during his campaign, but will now serve as his ambassador to Russia.
Trump's policy, outlined in a new executive order released on Monday after the original version was blocked by several federal judges, bans travel from six majority-Muslim countries.
“We have a president of the United States who I believe is an authoritarian and someone who is eroding our democratic ideals, norms, and institutions,” McMullin said. “And there is an America need to stand up to that, and it’s not a conservative thing, it’s not a liberal thing.”
Susan Sorenson, who serves as a professor of social policy in the school of social policy and practice as well as the Director of the Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence, performed a study in partnership with the Philadelphia Police Department on over 35,000 cases of intimate partner violence.
Huntsman, a 1987 College graduate, was previously Governor of Utah and ambassador to China
"Now more than ever interfaith dialogue is crucial,” Tzedek Co-Chair Hannah Deutsch said, referring to vandalism at a Jewish graveyard in Philadelphia on Feb. 26 and recent anti-Semitic activity elsewhere in the country.
After briefly poking fun at Biden’s appearances on the TV show Parks and Recreation and his ubiquity in the satirical news outlet The Onion, Gutmann opened by honoring Biden’s accomplishments.
When preachers set up signs on campus and chanted insults against gay people, Catholics and Jews, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush recalled students complaining that the preachers were terrifying them and insisting that their actions had to be illegal. “It’s not,” Rush said.
“We celebrate and honor the region we travel to for the forum, so we will have some region-centric topics,” Wharton Executive Director of Alumni Relations Lizann Rode said.
“It was more parodying comedy about Trump than it was joking about Trump,” Bloom said. “We’re making fun of ourselves almost. It was on a meta-level about not touching Trump in the comedy world.”
A Penn spokesperson said the Office of University Communications wasn't "able to have conversations around [Biden's] specific role until he left office four weeks ago, so details are still being ironed out."
“It is time to move forward with increased empathy and understanding,” the college’s statement read.
In a statement released prior to the event, Hillel condemned “these overt acts of hatred, which have no space on our campus or in our country.”
On Thursday, Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF came to Houston Hall to speak about the state of the global refugee crisis.
In a blog post published Feb. 12 on the university’s website, Trinity Washington President Patricia McGuire wrote that Conway is "part of a team that thinks nothing of shaping and spreading a skein of lies as a means to secure power."
The lecture-style class will have 100 students and will "examine President Trump’s rise, using media, race, and gender as a lens for looking at the future of democracies" according to The Chicago Maroon.
“I think there is a better personal relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu [than under the previous administration],” College junior Hannah Jaffe said. Jaffe is the Israel sector chair for Penn Hillel, the center for Jewish life at Penn.