Politics

01/20/18 1:35pm
Jan. 20, 2018 marks a year since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, beginning one of the most controversial administrations in U.S. history. It also marks a full year since Penn has had a graduate in the country's top office. 
01/19/18 8:45pm
The final version of the bill places a 1.4 percent excise tax on endowments of private universities with endowments of more than $500,000 per student, which will include Penn.
01/19/18 8:27pm
“All of a sudden there were students in the room who were worried about their immigration status, who worried about their ability to express their thoughts or their feelings about their identity,” Parish said. 
01/18/18 8:20pm
There are Penn alumni clubs across the globe in 37 states and 52 different countries. Some locations have illustrious histories and some contain fewer than 10 members. 
01/18/18 5:16pm
The Reinvestment Fund released a study that analyzes the recent 2016 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data and looks into the local mortgage lending environment in Philadelphia. 
01/17/18 11:17pm
From June 16, 2015 to Jan. 11, 2018, Trump said “Wharton” 52 times and referred to himself as a “good student” (or some variant like “great” or “excellent”) 27 times. 
01/17/18 1:28am
Kelly Writers House "writer in residence" Dick Polman moderated the event, which was the first stop on bestselling author Michael Wolff's national book tour.
01/17/18 12:33am
According to Director for the Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Program Initiatives Noelle Melartin, Penn's campus follows federal laws on marijuana in order to maintain federal funding. 
01/16/18 11:09pm
The protected status for Salvadorans will officially end Sept. 9, 2019. 
01/16/18 8:09pm
The Penn Wharton Budget Model's study has been cited numerous times in media organizations and has even been the subject of many news stories published in news publications.
01/15/18 9:41pm
“You’ve got to look at the dismissals in context: It’s one part of a much larger package that’s going on,” Civil rights attorney and senior fellow at Penn Law David Rudovsky said.
01/12/18 10:25pm
A federal judge issued the injunction blocking the Trump administration from rescinding DACA and said safeguards against deportation must remain in place.
01/12/18 5:21pm
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.
01/11/18 4:34pm
Gov. Tom Wolf announced the move last month after gaining approval from Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera.
12/26/17 4:28am
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. 
12/25/17 7:38pm
Flanagan's deteriorating health condition was a result of a 2005 car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.
12/22/17 12:44am
The final bill omitted a tax on graduate student waivers, which experts predicted would have hiked student fees by up to 300 percent. 
12/17/17 12:55am
Senior Director of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement Michael Carpenter co-wrote the essay with former Vice President Biden.
12/13/17 12:05am
Even though the Penn administration has expressed support of its DACA students, dreamers have no concrete path that would preventing them from deportation. 
12/12/17 7:54pm
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.