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ICYMI: Penn's district Rep. Chaka Fattah faces corruption trial, following murky history

(04/05/16 5:30am)

The past few years have not been kind to Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a 1986 Fels Institute of Government graduate. The 11-term congressman, whose area of representation includes his alma mater’s University City campus, is accomplished, with a track record of targeting federal dollars toward neuroscience research and education. He also faces a looming corruption trial, empty campaign coffers and a brutal primary election.

How the U.S. work visa policy can kick international students out of the country

(03/21/16 6:07am)

Serra Kazanc came to study at Penn in 2009, earned an internship at Jefferies — a global financial firm — the summer after her junior year and was offered full time employment at the company after graduating from Wharton in 2013. That year, Kazanc, who concentrated in finance and real estate, started working at Jefferies in New York City. She was happy with her job and so was her employer. The Wharton graduate was leasing an apartment and was one of the many Penn students that migrate to New York City upon graduation.