In the history-making 2020 presidential election, both presidential nominees had strong ties to the University, with President-elect Joe Biden previously serving as a Presidential Professor of Practice and President Donald Trump as a 1968 graduate of the Wharton School.
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“Uncertainty” and “unprecedented” are the buzzwords of the past months. As the Penn community contemplates the fall semester, we realize that COVID-19 is not a brief disruption. Instead, this time of crisis is here to stay for at least one more semester, quite possibly longer. The effects of such non-normal levels of threat and exhaustion touch each individual in highly personal ways, and they are also experienced on a sliding scale of privilege.
Sooner rather than later, Penn students may see their athlete classmates in advertisements on social media and around the city of Philadelphia.
Penn students are long awaiting an email from President Amy Gutmann announcing the University’s official decision for the upcoming academic year. The latest email, sent on May 21, details four major scenarios in consideration. All four scenarios consider some extent of online classes, and thus, it is clear that the 2020-2021 academic year will not be like any other academic year before.
The Class of 2020's junior year at Penn saw a record-breaking turnout at the 2018 midterm elections and the emergence of an admissions scandal that took the nation by storm in spring 2019.
As Joe Biden emerged from Super Tuesday as the Democratic presidential primary frontrunner, on-campus political groups began preparing for a brutal competition between the former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Despite waning membership, Penn for Pete will continue supporting 2020's youngest presidential candidate, former Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, as the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucus approaches.
Only one Penn graduate has ever won the presidency — current President and 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump. Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Trump is still the only Penn alumnus in the race, despite a sprawling Democratic primary field.
With two months to go until the 2020 Democratic presidential primary kicks off in Iowa, former Vice President Joe Biden leads the field in national polls. But behind Biden, progressive Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are battling to overtake the moderate candidate and claim the nomination.
It’s common knowledge that Penn has produced some of the most notable leaders in various industries and fields. A statistic many hold onto is our production of more billionaires than any other university. Many students chose Penn in hopes of benefiting from this extensive alumni network and perhaps utilizing the university’s resources and title to build a legacy for themselves. But what most Penn students do not realize is that they are too fixated on an unrealistic dream, built on wealth and pre-professionalism, and fundamentally lack what it takes to one day be a notable Penn alumni.
Jay Kislak, the namesake of the Van Pelt Library Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, died on Oct. 3 at age 96.
Performing arts groups have long struggled to secure rehearsal and performance space at Penn, but this semester the task has become even more challenging.
From leaders in the technology industry to high-ranking members in the Department of Justice, Penn alumni hold prominent leadership positions across the country. While many of Penn's best-known graduates lived around Locust Walk when they were students, others, like Jon Huntsman Jr., lived some 10 blocks away. After some investigation, The Daily Pennsylvanian presents a quick guide to where some of Penn's most celebrated alumni took refuge while they were on campus:
From politicians to comedians, Penn students saw a wide range of celebrities on campus this academic year. Here are 10 of the most memorable:
With more than 45 different student-run performing arts organizations and more than 60 performances each year, Penn's arts and culture scene is both visible and vibrant.
With only two weeks until Election Day, most major polls are showing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as the strong favorite for president. But for Pennsylvania, the results voters can expect on Nov. 8 are still anyone’s guess.
The hype over this year’s presidential election is palpable on Penn’s campus. Whether students are bumping into voter registration tables on Locust Walk, getting a photo with Penn alumna and Hillary Clinton advocate Elizabeth Banks or playing a debate drinking game, reminders of the rapidly-approaching eighth of November are everywhere. But has campus always been this energetic during times of political significance?
1996 College graduate and actress Elizabeth Banks came to Penn Monday to support Hillary Clinton and encourage Penn students to vote in November. Here are five things we learned about her life and political views:
1996 College graduate Elizabeth Banks was on campus on Monday, in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
As the sound of students’ voices belting out the hit single, “Fight Song,” serenaded Penn’s LGBT Center, it was clear that something big was about to happen. Moments later, 1996 College graduate Elizabeth Banks stepped out and greeted a crowd of her fellow Quakers, met by cheering and waving.