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Penn students turned out to vote last Tuesday. But how much did their votes matter?

(11/15/18 2:24am)

Penn students made their voices heard at the ballot boxes last Tuesday in the midterm elections. According to numbers collected by Penn's Office of Government and Community Affairs, over 3,300 people voted at Penn’s eight on-campus polling stations, more than tripling those who voted in the 2014 midterms and almost doubling those who voted in the 2010 midterms. 

Tuesday's midterm election was the biggest in recent memory. Penn paid attention.

(11/07/18 2:20am)

After a day of historically high turnout at the polls, Penn students gathered at bars, fraternity houses, and dorm lounges to monitor the results of Tuesday's midterm elections. The atmosphere across campus changed as various races were called throughout the night, but as the early morning approached, it grew clear that the Democrats had taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives while the Republican party had secured a majority in the U.S. Senate. 

Less than 1 in 5 Penn students voted in 2014. Penn Leads the Vote aims to change that come Nov. 6.

(11/05/18 3:13am)

The country is gearing up for what is being touted as the most important election in a generation. While young people have taken the lead across the country to get out the vote, there are deep concerns on campus that voter turnout among Penn students will be low.

What's at stake for the country — and Penn — on Nov. 6

(10/22/18 3:49am)

President Donald Trump labeled the midterm elections “one of the most important of our lifetime.” New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) called them “the most important election of our lifetime.” Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen said these midterms “might be the most important in our lifetime.” 

Trump won Pa. in 2016. So why is Bob Casey cruising to re-election?

(10/21/18 10:02pm)

As midterm elections quickly approach, polls have focused on key Senate races, including those in Nevada, Tennessee, and Texas. Yet one race that has not garnered much attention is Pennsylvania's Senate election — where Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is up for reelection this year for his third term in Congress.

Penn's endowment delivered a 'phenomenal return' of 12.9 percent in fiscal year 2018

(09/28/18 3:00am)

The University's endowment delivered a "phenomenal return" this year of 12.9 percent, Penn Vice President for Finance and Treasurer MaryFrances McCourt told Penn President Amy Gutmann and the rest of Board of Trustees at its meeting Thursday. This high return, McCourt said, is unique among peer institutions that have not experienced such growth.