Last week, the Wharton India Economic Forum rescinded Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi’s invitation to deliver the upcoming March 23 forum’s keynote address.
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If you’ve glanced at this page in the past few weeks, you might have noticed a recurring theme: diversity.
Look before you leap — it’s an aphorism many of us heard growing up, but apparently not one the American Council on Education has taken to heart.
In academia, cheating is considered one of the most serious forms of misconduct — usually.
Imagine walking downtown in freezing weather to a first-come, first-let-in party to learn that people would be allowed in (or not) by random chance.
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Sometimes, history shouldn’t have to repeat itself.
When it comes to getting to know someone, nothing compares to a face-to-face conversation. Penn has taken this idea to heart by aiming to offer alumni interviews to all undergraduate applicants by 2015.
As tensions ripple between Israel and Hamas, Penn has become home to a polarizing discourse. Both pro-Palestine and pro-Israel groups have mobilized support in response to violent airstrikes that began in the region on Wednesday by taking markedly different stances to the escalating crisis.
Dodging flyers, avoiding eye contact and navigating hoards of people — these are problems we expect to face on Locust Walk.
The fiasco over provisional votes on campus cheapened the experience for first-time voters.
Casey for Congress Incumbent Bob Casey Jr. is a seasoned legislator who has demonstrated his understanding of the economy and the environment since taking office in 2006. A moderate Democrat, Casey would further bipartisan measures. He has championed laws to better address sexual assaults on college campuses and supports the use of alternate energy. His opponent — Tea Partier Tom Smith — has no experience with national politics and holds problematic doubts about man-made global warming. Smith opposes abortion under all circumstance, including rape, and wishes to drastically cut government spending as a percentage of GDP, making Casey the clear choice.
This presidential campaign has widened rifts that divide the United States.
Attorney General David Freed (Republican) Freed has served as the Cumberland County district attorney since 2006, where he has prosecuted cases involving capital murder, child and elder abuse and drugs trafficking. He ran unopposed in the primary. If elected, he has pledged to crack down on cyber crime and illegal use of synthetic drugs. He has also proposed creating a new Special Victims Unit for lawyers, investigators and police officers to work together to respond to abuse-related cases.
Economy and Jobs Bob Casey (Democrat) -Pushed for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to include $90 million in funds for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. -Proposed an extension of the Child Tax Credit, which helps more than half a million families in Pennsylvania. -Plans to extend a 2-percent payroll-tax cut for 150 million wage earners
Joe “Robinette” Biden • age 69 • Born Nov. 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pa. • Graduated from University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School • Elected to U.S. Senate at age 29, one of the youngest senators ever. • In 1972, lost his first wife, Neilia Hunter, and 1-year-old daughter Naomi in a car crash. He had three children with Hunter. • Was later remarried to Jill Biden, with whom he had one daughter. • Served as senator for Delaware for 36 years from 1973-2009. Was chairman or ranking member of senate judiciary committee for 17 years. • Ran for president once in 1988, again in 2007.
Abortion Biden • Supports women’s right to choose, but does not believe the federal government should fund it. • Voted in support of embryonic stem cell research. • Helped write the landmark 1994 Violence Against Women Act which strengthened provisions against offenders.
Fun Facts Romney -Favorite TV show is Modern Family, according to an interview with ABC “Live! With Kelly and Michael” in September. In the same interview, he also expressed that he is a fan of Snooki. -If Mitt Romney wins the election, it will make him one of the three wealthiest presidents ever. -In 2003, he helped save a family of 6 and their dog when their boat sprang a leak on Lake Winnipesaukee. -Once strapped his dog to the roof of his family’s vehicle on a road trip in 1983.
Student aid Obama -Supported an extension this summer of low interest rates on subsidized student loans. -Ended banks’ role in federal student loans. -Doubled funding for Pell Grants by increasing the maximum grant from $4,731 to $5,550, but reduced eligibility for the grants.