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Melanie Bavaria


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Nobel laureates write public letter supporting Barack Obama

Stanley Prusiner, a 1964 College graduate and 1968 Medical School graduate, was among the signers. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997.

October 25, 2012

Focus on student voter registration yields big results

Voter registration in Pennsylvania officially closed Tuesday at midnight. Penn Leads the Vote sent in 1,498 registration forms as of Tuesday at 6 p.m., while Penn Democrats estimates sending in between 1,300 and 1,400 registration forms.

October 9, 2012

Pennsylvania judge strikes down Voter ID law

The much debated voter ID law in Pennsylvania will not go into effect for the Nov. 6 elections, just five weeks away.

October 2, 2012

Mitt Romney campaigns in Pennsylvania

On Friday, Romney hosted a private fundraising event at the Union League of Philadelphia.“We really would shock people if early in the evening on November 6, it looked like Pennsylvania was going to come our way,” he said.

September 30, 2012

Philadelphia will not issue voter IDs for polls

In what’s being called a loophole in the law, the Montgomery and Allegheny county governments plan to allow voter IDs to be produced by organizations other than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Centers.

September 27, 2012

Michelle Obama's brother visits Philadelphia

Robinson visited an Obama campaign office in Northwest Philadelphia Saturday morning to “rally the troops,” promote voter registration and make sure that the staff and volunteers knew that the First Family appreciated their efforts.

September 23, 2012

Religion professor at center of Twitter controversy amid Middle East riots

On Sept. 12, Butler implied in a tweet that the creator of the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked the prophet Mohammed, should be arrested.

September 19, 2012

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to rule on redistricting plan

Particularly when tied with the Voter ID laws, many Democrats label the new redistricting plan as an attempt at gerrymandering given that the GOP has a majority in both chambers and lead the drafting of the maps proposed in January and April.

September 16, 2012

Students react to 'legitimate rape' comments

Regardless of their views on abortion, many students are shaken by recent statements from Republican politicians regarding rape and incest.

September 10, 2012

Student Activities fair postponed due to weather

The Student Activities Fair, an annual New Student Orientation tradition hosted by the Student Activities Council, was cancelled Monday due to heavy rain and is rescheduled for Friday.

September 3, 2012

Students attend national conventions for class

Eight students from communication class “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns,” are in Tampa Bay, Fla., this week to experience and report the RNC.

August 28, 2012

Sunday beer distribution hours extended

Beer enthusiasts received good news last Wednesday when Pennsylvania State legislators passed a bill allowing beer distributors to extend their hours on Sunday.

December 11, 2011

City Council bill to guarantee more rights to same-sex couples

Contractors and subcontractors hired by the city for projects worth at least $250,000 must now offer benefits such as health coverage to lifetime partners of employees.

December 5, 2011

Huntsman downplays Penn education

Though Jon Huntsman — a 1987 College graduate — and his family have connections to both Penn and the University of Utah, some believe the candidate is downplaying his degree from Penn.

December 4, 2011

Police clear Occupy Philadelphia site

At least four Penn students and a faculty member were among about 50 people arrested this morning following a police raid of Center City’s Dilworth Plaza.

November 30, 2011

Supercommittee's failure may be trouble for Penn

Congress announced that the legislative “super committee” — made up of six Republicans and six Democrats — failed in its task to come up with the $1.2 trillion in federal budget savings agreed upon in August. This may put some of Penn’s finances in a precarious position.

November 27, 2011

Wharton professor and Penn alum dies at 89

Morris Hamburg died Nov. 14 of multiple strokes at age 89. He taught at Wharton for 46 years.

November 21, 2011

Management 100 provides foundation for teamwork

Wharton School freshmen may have just finished their status reports for Management 100 — but for many, the origins of the class remain something of a mystery.

November 18, 2011

Occupy march makes stop in Philadelphia

Occupy Wall Street marchers arrived in Philadelphia on their way to Washington, D.C.

November 14, 2011

Occupy Philadelphia prepares for cold temperatures

Occupy Philadelphia is intent on staying put in front of City Hall through the winter — meaning that the protest movement is going to have to find a way to combat the falling temperatures.

November 10, 2011

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