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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
A breakdown of who gets counted in the U.S. Census and how to ensure you are counted correctly in the 2010 Census.
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.
Penn for Specter says the senator’s switch from the Republican to Democratic party last April is a mark of courage, not cowardice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An undergraduate student was evicted from a University-owned residence early Tuesday morning after police discovered a gun inside the residence.
A Copabanana bouncer was shot in right leg shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday but is now in "good condition," police say.
Penn’s proportion of possible cases of H1N1 influenza rose slightly this week and is currently higher than state and national college averages.