Even though the 2016 presidential campaign remains over a year away, candidates have already started hitting the campaign trail, while others continue to wait for the right time to announce their candidacy.
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While the Democratic mayoral primary remains three weeks away, a frontrunner has slowly emerged: former City Councilman Jim Kenney.
Divestment movements are sweeping through higher education — though results at Penn have yet to be seen.
As the Philadelphia mayoral primary enters its final month, Philadelphians will look at two remaining factors to help determine their next mayor: TV ads and endorsements.
While Penn students might see Spring Fling as the biggest upcoming event, for those interested in Philadelphia politics, the Democratic mayoral primary race might be more exciting.
There has not been a Republican mayor of Philadelphia since 1948, but the only Republican candidate running for mayor wants Philadelphians to have alternatives.
In early March, Penn students voted to pass a referendum for Penn to divest from the fossil fuel industry. Last week, a coalition of student groups announced their plans for a different divestment proposal, but this time it’s a bit more controversial.
Most Penn students come to Philadelphia from a variety of cities, states and countries, but when they graduate, a vast majority of them will leave to work elsewhere.
While the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 17 sparked worldwide debate over the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, student groups at Penn have been engaged in their own dialogue about the issue.
Even though the 2016 Democratic National Convention will take place during the summer, democratic Penn students are determined to not let the timing of the event prevent them from being involved.
While Pennsylvania is currently one of the 32 states with the death penalty, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf is working to change that.
Volunteering, donating and raising awareness for political candidates are common modes of student political activism. But a new group of Penn students are taking a different approach: forming a political action committee.
Republican legislators in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives just took the first step to get the state out of the liquor business.
A group of state senators have been working hard to make Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.
Penn students might be quick to support a recent Republican proposal in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: more liquor stores and cheaper alcohol.
For Penn students, the 2016 presidential elections just became much closer to home.
On Wednesday, Penn alumnus and former Deputy Attorney General Matt Wolfe announced his candidacy for a City Council at-large Republican seat. Wolfe is the third Penn alum to enter the race, after Democrats Sherrie Cohen, an attorney, and Helen Gym, an education activist. Wolfe will be competing for one of two minority party seats against two incumbents. Cohen and Gym will each be competing for one of five majority party seats, although four current members have entered the race.
As Mayor Michael Nutter enters the final few months of his last term as Philadelphia mayor, his former press secretary, Doug Oliver, is vying to replace his former boss.
According to the 2014 campaign finance report released on Monday, several Penn administrators have donated to Democratic candidates seeking election in the city primary this spring.
Debate over school district funding and charter school expansion has dominated Philadelphia’s public discourse for years, so it is no surprise that the city’s public school system is becoming a decisive issue in the upcoming mayoral election.