Politics

06/07/17 1:45am
This May, 1991 College graduate Bret Weinstein, now a biology professor at Evergreen State College, has drawn attention for remarks that student protesters called racist. But as a Penn undergraduate, he led the charge against racist actions by a fraternity. 
06/05/17 9:48pm
The group penned an open letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann, Chair of the Board of Trustees David L. Cohen and the rest of the trustees.
05/17/17 1:27am
College sophomore Louis Lin said he decided to run for Judge of Election when President Trump alleged that between 3 and 5 million illegal votes had been cast in the General Election.
05/10/17 3:10am
“The past few speakers have had such a strong left leaning,” College senior Samantha Rahmin said. “We’re getting to a point where if they were going to choose someone political, they should’ve chosen someone more moderate or more to the right."
04/25/17 7:52pm
The Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment announced that it is reevaluating the city’s “commercial, industrial, and institutional properties,” and Penn has come under scrutiny.
04/25/17 4:01pm
A new law from the Trump administration may lead to the shutdown of Planned Parenthood in other states, but nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania have pledged to continue funding local branches of Planned Parenthood, the Inquirer reported.
04/24/17 9:48pm
College sophomore Sarah Lentz received an internship offer to work with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Oh.) just before Election Day. Now, she said she is feeling apprehensive about working in Washington, D.C..
04/23/17 9:13pm
Power’s speech focused on the global refugee crisis, in light of not only President Donald Trump’s restrictions on refugee admission but also the sheer magnitude of the crisis, the “largest displacement crisis since the Second World War.” 
04/23/17 9:03pm
Although Trump’s revised travel ban for citizens of six Muslim-majority countries no longer applies to international students in the United States who have a valid visa, it has still affected students’ plans for the summer.
04/20/17 6:40pm
Harvard sophomore and President of the group, Conor Healy told the Harvard Crimson that the groups hopes to “[test] the university’s policies on free speech." 
04/19/17 11:51pm
“What we’re going through right now is result of mistakes and policy errors," Forbes said at a College Republicans event. "The good news is that errs can be overcome and mistakes can be corrected and we can move forward.” 
04/19/17 10:05pm
Under the proposed budget, TRIO — a consortium of programs that includes Upward Bound — would have its budget slashed by 10 percent. GEAR UP, a state and partnership grant program for public schools in low-income neighborhoods, would lose one third of its federal funding.
04/18/17 5:27pm
After initially defending a professor’s controversial tweets as free speech, documents show Drexel is now launching an investigation.
04/17/17 8:50pm
“I’m closer to the student body,” College freshman Harrison Meyer said. “You know, I can understand them more easily than the current board — the current board makes very little effort to reach out to the students.” 
04/17/17 6:11pm
Students for Justice in Palestine are hosting "Israeli Apartheid Week" for the second time at Penn despite receiving backlash last year.
04/17/17 5:30pm
Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin noted the university’s nonprofit status as being an integral component of decisions regarding the image’s use.
04/13/17 7:11pm
“Before going abroad, I was worried something like this was going to happen, but not in Sweden," College junior Lacey Chaum said. "It was the first time I ever felt like Stockholm was unsafe.”
04/12/17 9:10pm
“Everything we can do to make the voting experience more trustworthy and more efficient is a step towards ensuring higher participation in our democratic processes,” student author and Wharton MBA student Michael Windle said.
04/10/17 10:07pm

GOP and Green Party contest new Dem representative in North Philly with claims of illegal electioneering

Republican nominee Lucinda Little and Green Party nominee Cheri Honkala claim that democrats used intimidation techniques to win the election. 
04/10/17 6:50pm
Following the executive orders of the immigration ban on the entry of refugees from Muslim-majority countries, some universities announced that they will be providing free summer housing for international students impacted by the orders.