Almost a month after this fall's midterm elections, the jobs of Penn's political groups are not over yet.
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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.
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.
The midterm elections will be held on Nov. 6, and voter turnout is likely to be the highest it has been since the mid-1960s. For students who have registered and will be voting in Pennsylvania, The Daily Pennsylvanian has broken down what to expect at the polls.
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.
Twenty-eight years after her last appearance in Irvine Auditorium, Anita Hill told a packed audience of mostly women that the Brett Kavanaugh hearings were a “disservice to the American public” and "really a tragedy."
The deadline to register to vote for midterms in Pennsylvania is Tuesday Oct. 9, and student groups and local organizations are working hard to help Penn students register. For students, two of the most popular and convenient ways to register are by mail and online.
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.
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.
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.
Talk of the "Penn bubble" and lack of student involvement in the surrounding community has long been a hot topic among students and administrators alike. Penn's Office of Student Conduct, however, has a plan to tackle the issue.
When students think about spending a semester abroad in Paris or Beijing, few think about doing it in their final year of college. This year however, Penn has seen a marked increase in the number of seniors opting to study abroad.
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 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.
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."
Controversial Penn Law School professor Amy Wax was presented with an award for her “academic courage” in wake of “continued harassment for speaking uncomfortable truths” by the National Association of Scholars in New York City on April 12.
Students from China constitute the largest percentage of international students at Penn. Now, because of potential policy changes from the Trump administration, some who hail from the country say they are beginning to question their choice to study and work in the U.S.
After making it to the top 6 percent of applicants, four Penn teams competing for a $1,000,000 entrepreneurship prize traveled to four different countries, but returned to campus last week without advancing to the final round of the Hult Prize.
Experts discussed potential reforms — from education to mental health — to further the progress toward improving the criminal justice system at Houston Hall on March 23.
Over 9,000 students received the startling news earlier this month that their personal information, including their names and the last four digits of their social security numbers, had been sent to a Mask and Wig listserv by a Penn alumnus.