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Farewell Column by Emily Schultheis | Change we can believe in

When I look back at the timid 18-year-old who showed up on campus four years ago, I realized that my time at Penn has been full of change.

May 13, 2011

Democratic Senate race tightens in Pennsylvania

With just days to go before next Tuesday’s primary, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) are tied for the Democratic Senate nomination.

May 13, 2010

As registration deadline nears, voter enthusiasm remains low

The primary allows voters to choose their party’s nominee for a number of state and federal positions. This year, it includes the contested Democratic Senate race between incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District.

April 15, 2010

*Specter switches parties again

Experts say Specter, formerly a Democrat — and formerly a former Republican ­— made the switch because he faced a tough primary against his opponent, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.).

April 6, 2010

Health care bill unclear to students

Despite the huge amount of media and legislative drama surrounding health care reform, most Penn students know little about the specifics of the bill that the president signed this week.

April 2, 2010

Senate race lacks the enthusiasm of 2008

Student leaders say that outside specific groups supporting the candidated, the election is much less pervasive on campus than the 2008 primary, when students widely volunteered for Obama or Clinton and attended political events around the city.

March 29, 2010

What the census means for you

A breakdown of who gets counted in the U.S. Census and how to ensure you are counted correctly in the 2010 Census.

March 22, 2010

Students get the Sestak name out

The 2008 election may be over, but the members of Penn’s Students for Sestak group have found a new kind of change they can believe in.

March 1, 2010

Specter sees loyal following at Penn

Penn for Specter says the senator’s switch from the Republican to Democratic party last April is a mark of courage, not cowardice.

February 24, 2010

Counting Penn in 2010

Confusion over where students are counted in the census has lead to miscounts in the past, but Penn students and staff are doing their part to make Penn’s count as seamless as possible.

February 12, 2010

Two years into his term, Mayor Michael Nutter makes City Hall more accessible to College Hall

Despite the budget constraints that have eclipsed many of Nutter’s planned initiatives, Penn officials and political analysts say Nutter’s real accomplishment has been changing the tenor of university relationships, making City Hall much more accessible and open to College Hall.

February 1, 2010

Dem. Senate candidate Joe Sestak delivers ‘Kitchen Call’

Pennsylvania’s Senate primary may not be until May 18, but Democratic candidate Joe Sestak isn’t wasting any time getting his message out to students.

January 26, 2010

U. defends lack of alert on shooting

Division of Public Safety officials and security experts note that it is up to each university to craft its own guidelines for when emergency communication is appropriate.

January 22, 2010

Reflecting on Obama's first year

One year ago today, Penn students packed into Houston Hall and huddled in the cold on the National Mall to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.

January 20, 2010

Bridge shooter still at large, police say

Police are still searching for the man who shot a Drexel University student and an off-duty police officer just before 7 p.m. Friday at the Bridge Cinema de Lux on 40th and Walnut Streets.

January 16, 2010

Bargaining your way off campus

When I first told my mother I was considering moving off- campus this year, she was in denial. I’d spent my first two years at Penn in the College House System, and she thought there was no reason for that to change.

November 25, 2009

Police identify suspect in rape case

Police have identified and interviewed a man who allegedly raped a Penn freshman woman at an off-campus fraternity party early Sunday morning, but no arrests have been made.

November 24, 2009

Police confiscate gun in Penn-owned residence

An undergraduate student was evicted from a University-owned residence early Tuesday morning after police discovered a gun inside the residence.

November 11, 2009

Police investigating shooting

A Copabanana bouncer was shot in right leg shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday but is now in "good condition," police say.

November 10, 2009

Penn reports 107 possible H1N1 cases

Penn’s proportion of possible cases of H1N1 influenza rose slightly this week and is currently higher than state and national college averages.

November 5, 2009

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