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NEW STUDENT ISSUE: A guide to political groups on campus

(05/26/15 2:00pm)

Since its founding by politician and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, Penn has fostered political discussion and advocacy through campus organizations. Some of these groups are action-oriented — with a distinct focus on producing political change in the community — while others are discussion-based — with their primary goal being the pursuit of political knowledge. Here is an overview of the groups to get involved with on campus if you’re interested in politics:

Candidates for Philly public office have many ties to Penn

(04/18/15 2:00pm)

On May 20, Philadelphia voters will head to the polls to select their nominees for Mayor and City Council. Considering that Democrats comprise 78 percent of Philadelphia’s party-affiliated electorate, the May primary essentially determines the winners in November. Among the slew of candidates for elected office are a group of Penn graduates and affiliates. The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at who bleeds red and blue in this May’s primary.