Politics

12/06/17 1:53am
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.
12/05/17 11:42pm
Trey Hollingsworth, a representative in the House, voted to pass the GOP tax bill, which calls for a $1.5 trillion tax cut along with measures to tax University endowments and graduate student tuition waivers.
12/05/17 12:50pm
“People who need kindness most are often the ones who least deserve it," said Arno Michaelis, an author, activist and former leader of a white supremacist group. 
12/04/17 9:23pm
Princeton graduate student Yeohee Im said Engineering Professor Sergio Verdu invited her over to watch a movie, during which he reached under her shirt to touch her stomach and thigh.
12/03/17 6:34pm
On Dec. 2, the Senate passed a version of the Republican tax reform bill, marking what pundits say is the first major legislative victory of Wharton graduate Donald Trump’s presidency.
11/29/17 9:50pm
Chelsea Manning was sentenced in 2011 to 35 years in military prison, where she began transitioning and started her journey as an LGBTQ activist.
11/29/17 6:34pm
Harvard's Drew Gilpin Faust is not the only university leader to publicize her institution's opposition to the bill. Penn President Amy Gutmann called the bill "regressive" in an emailed statement sent to all University students and staff in early November.
11/28/17 9:27pm
Sanders was one of four people who received a write-in vote for the position of the judge of elections for the ninth division of the Fifth Ward. 
11/28/17 7:25pm
Experts have suggested that this dip in numbers is associated with the rise of President Donald Trump, who has implemented a range of controversial immigration reform policies. 
11/26/17 9:32pm
“This is a tax plan to help GOP donors and really, really really, really, rich people, while screwing over everyone else in the process,” said Penn Dems President Rachel Pomerantz.
11/25/17 2:20pm
In several announcements throughout November, the Trump administration has left tens of thousands of migrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Haiti with just months to leave the country. 
11/19/17 9:06pm
"[T]here's already a bit of tension between what the DA says he wants and what the police department say they want," said political science professor Marc Meredith. 
11/19/17 3:19pm
GET-UP member and education PhD student Miranda Weinberg said the group has been waiting three times as long as it usually takes to have their petition processed.  
11/14/17 10:35pm
The ADL reported just shy of 1,300 cases of anti-Semitism from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30, exceeding the 2016 total of 779 incidents. 
11/14/17 10:07pm
“We are emphatically opposed to this tax proposal," said Graduate and Professional Student Assembly President Miles Owen. 
11/14/17 12:05am
The conference sought to address gender inequality in Pennsylvania's elected offices, which recently received a grade of "F" in the Representation 2020 Gender Parity Index.
11/13/17 8:50pm
"Much of our day-to-day life is influenced by smaller elections," College sophomore Nicole Brigstock said. "Showing up to vote once every four years is not going to cut it." 
11/09/17 8:35pm
Wharton sophomore Shane Goldstein and College sophomore Abigail Waugh founded Penn's chapter for the Climate Reality Project last fall. 
11/09/17 8:08pm
Two dozen students gathered on College Green to participate in the National Day of Action for a Clean Dream Act, which inspired walkouts at 30 schools across the country. 
11/09/17 3:37pm
The news marked a departure from Notre Dame’s announcement on Nov. 1 that birth control would only be covered free of charge for medical reasons.