From Penn's dining hall policies to the Trump administration's appointment of key personnel, students took to the internet to pen a variety of petitions this year.
This third iteration of the travel ban restricts most citizens of Iran, Libya, Chad, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and North Korea, in addition to some from Venezuela, from entering the U.S.
Burke started the "Me Too" campaign on her MySpace page years before it was recently re-introduced by the actress Alyssa Milano as a hashtag.
Heading into 2018, the ASAM program is at a crossroads. Without a director or robust physical space, the ASAM program may not thrive for much longer.
Penn professor Ezekiel Emanuel worked on the ACA as an advisor to Obama, and Thomas Miller co-wrote the 2011 book, “Why Obamacare is Wrong for America.”
Besides hosting on-campus meetings and speakers, Beyond Arrest: Re-Thinking Systematic Oppression members volunteer with educational programs in prisons across the city.
Philadelphia sued Attorney General Jeff Sessions after the Department of Justice withheld $1.5 million in federal grant money over Philadelphia’s “sanctuary city” policies.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Chelsea Manning was sentenced in 2011 to 35 years in military prison, where she began transitioning and started her journey as an LGBTQ activist.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
"[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.
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.