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Brazilian students at Penn divided over new far-right president, known as ‘Trump of the Tropics’

(11/15/18 3:17am)

Penn students from Brazil paid close attention when far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro won the country's general election with 55.2 percent of the popular vote two weeks ago. As the dust settles on that momentous election, students on campus remain divided over what the rise of "The Trump of the Tropics" will mean for the South American nation. 

Why some students will not be voting in PA this midterm election

(11/03/18 5:19pm)

President Donald Trump won the state of Pennsylvania in 2016 by less than 50,000 votes. Two years on, Pa. is slated to be a swing state again in the impending midterm elections. And while political groups on Penn's campus have expanded their efforts this semester to boost voter turnout, not all students have chosen to vote in Pennsylvania. 

Analysis | The wave of female candidates across the country has energized women voters at Penn

(10/22/18 5:38am)

On Nov. 6., a record-breaking number of women will appear on the midterm general election ballots in Senatorial and Congressional races. Women across the country have become more active in politics on a local, statewide, and national level, as energy around the midterm elections has increased. At Penn, too, many women are excited about the future of female representation in politics.   

First Biden, now Bush: Students compare Penn's two presidential professors

(09/28/18 11:41pm)

In February 2017, Penn appointed former Vice President and seasoned Democrat Joe Biden as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice. The University followed this up a year later in September 2018 with the appointment of former Florida Gov. and prominent Republican Jeb Bush as the 2018-19 academic year Presidential Professor of Practice.  

Penn students join Philadelphians lining up at Dell Music Center hours before Obama rally

(09/21/18 4:54pm)

By 9 a.m. on Friday, local Philadelphians and die-hard Democrats were lining up outside the Dell Music Center, armed with picnic blankets, Obama paraphernalia, and buckets of snacks. Those first to arrive come from diverse backgrounds, although the prevalence of high school and college students throughout the crowd is hard to miss.

As midterms loom, young Republicans at Penn find themselves split over 'Trumpism' again

(09/20/18 2:49am)

When President Donald Trump rose to prominence in the divisive election of 2016, Penn College Republicans made an active choice against endorsing President Trump. With midterm season looming, the political group at Trump’s alma mater will have to decide again whether to align itself with the 1968 Wharton graduate. 

New event policies are in effect this NSO. Here's what that means for the new freshman class.

(08/21/18 8:37pm)

For many freshmen in the Class of 2022, the highlight of New Student Orientation will be the flurry of social events available on campus. But over the past year, there have been several changes both to the policies and to the culture of the social scene at Penn. These changes stem from the recommendations put forth by the Task Force on a Safe and Responsible Campus Community, which have resulted in student backlash. 

Penn students: Does a ban on faculty-student sexual relations address issues on our campus?

(04/23/18 3:22am)

Penn recently joined a growing number of universities to completely ban sexual relations between undergraduates and faculty. While Provost Wendell Pritchett said at the time that this decision was made in an effort "to sustain a campus free of sexual violence, sexual harassment, and all other forms of sexual misconduct," Penn students have questioned whether the policy change meaningfully addresses the issues around sexual misconduct on campus.  

'It makes Democrats cry': Michael Knowles tells Penn students why they should vote for Trump

(04/20/18 3:43am)

The conservative columnist Michael Knowles discussed the "genius" of President Donald Trump in an event held on Penn's campus this Thursday. The 28-year-old Yale graduate, known for his satirical book “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide,” told students in Huntsman Hall that Trump "has had perhaps the most successful first year of any president."