Penn graduates and faculty members have launched campaigns and exploratory committees for the United States Senate in Pennsylvania, entering one of the most competitive races in the nation for the seat.
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Penn students and experts support President Joe Biden’s recent orders to review Title IX policies on sex- and gender-based discrimination at universities, and also insist that Penn needs to provide further support to victims of sexual assault.
1997 Wharton graduate Jessica Haller is running as a Democrat to represent the 11th District in the New York City Council in a special election held on March 23.
Penn Leads the Vote is encouraging students to campaign for three open positions in the Pennsylvania Municipal Primary Elections on May 18.
The United States Senate voted to acquit 1968 Wharton graduate and former President Donald Trump in a historic second impeachment trial on Saturday evening.
Twenty days into President Joe Biden’s presidential term, political groups on Penn’s campus are now gearing up for a hybrid approach to event-hosting this semester, focusing on increasing membership and supporting their preferred candidates.
From immigration to criminal justice reform, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ administration is set to push an agenda vastly different from that of former President Donald Trump. Students and professors are largely optimistic about the new administration and look forward to Biden reversing a number of Trump-era policies — including in the areas of student loan debt, education, and the environment.
The Biden-Harris presidential administration officially takes office on Jan. 20 — bringing in a new slate of Penn affiliates to serve as political appointees in the White House.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named three Penn graduates to their incoming White House staff this week.
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.
Along with 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump's presidential campaign, there are 16 other Penn graduates who are running for governmental office across the country. They span across six states and the majority are running for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Nine are incumbents, while seven are running for the first time.
Pennsylvania has been facing a massive shortage of poll workers, especially as older people – who usually make up two thirds of those working the polls across the country – are signing up less amid the dangers of the pandemic. But around Philadelphia, Penn students have expressed so much interest in working at the polls that the commonwealth has had to turn some volunteers away.
If former Vice President Joe Biden loses the presidential election in November, he plans to return to be a professor at the University of Pennsylvania — the alma mater of his opponent, 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump.
Are bad things really happening at the polls in Philadelphia? According to the leaders of Penn’s on-campus political groups and student poll workers, the answer is no.
This year, registering to vote is drastically different in Philadelphia. For the first time ever, any Philadelphian can register for a mail-in ballot instead of simply voting in person or applying for an absentee ballot.
As 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump downplayed the COVID-19 crisis and racial tensions at a Tuesday evening town hall in Philadelphia, protesters gathered outside the event's venue and called for his removal from office.
With 50 days until a historic presidential election, Penn Democrats hosted their annual “kick-off rally,” featuring live speeches by Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims, as well as a pre-recorded video message from Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).
Due to the coronavirus and Penn's resulting campus shut down, fewer Penn students than normal are eligible to vote in Pennsylvania — a crucial swing state — for this year's monumental presidential election.
With the fall semester completely virtual and a historic general election growing closer, Penn’s campus' left-leaning political groups are amping up virtual outreach to first years.
The Workforce Operations Committee, Penn's University Recovery Planning Group, published a guide for faculty and staff for returning to campus, outlining a phased approach, mask-wearing policies, and compensation.