2006 College graduate and Democrat Conor Lamb defeated Republican Rick Saccone in the closely-contested special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.
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Student researchers in the Penn History of Slavery Project have expressed concerns about the decisions made by the faculty working group, created in January to investigate "the reach of slavery’s connections to Penn."
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released an updated state congressional map on Feb. 19, redistricting the University of Pennsylvania from the 2nd Congressional District to the 3rd Congressional District — a map drawn by former Penn Law professor Nathaniel Persily.
This May will mark 50 years since President Donald Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania — a credential he rarely fails to mention. However, as fellow alumni book airplanes and hotels in preparation for the 50th year reunion, it's unclear if their most famous classmate will join them back on campus.
Billionaire political activist Tom Steyer visited Penn this past Saturday, speaking to Penn Democrats about his efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, his hopes for the midterm elections, and the importance of grassroots political participation.
A proposed Republican higher education bill that aims to change the way students pay for college will have negative impacts for Penn, according to Penn officials and student leaders.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored by Penn Law School on Monday, in celebration of her 25 years of service on the Supreme Court.
Penn revoked Steve Wynn’s honorary degree and removed his name from campus, as well as from a scholarship on Feb. 1, eliciting fierce debate and widespread difference of opinions among members of his graduating class.
Steve Wynn announced Tuesday that he is resigning from his position as CEO and chairman of the Wynn Resorts board, citing an “avalanche of negative publicity” amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
In the closely-watched special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, 2006 College graduate Conor Lamb is running for the vacant seat against Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democrat on the United States House Intelligence Committee, has made headlines across the country in recent weeks for his growing role in the investigation into the links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.
A group of 17 students gathered on the snowy front steps of College Hall this morning to campaign for Penn to contribute to the improvement of Philadelphia's public schools.
Sixteen employees at Penn make over $1 million a year — under the new GOP tax bill five of them will be subject to a new 21 percent tax on their annual salaries.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) canceled his scheduled talk at the Perry World House on Jan. 23, as a result of the federal government shutdown over the weekend.
After an eventful first year in office, student political leaders at Trump’s alma mater claim to have witnessed striking changes on Penn's campus. From spikes in political activism to an increase in the need for minority solidarity, Trump's inauguration has impacted life at Penn.
The past month has brought a whirlwind of activity in laws surrounding the sale and consumption of marijuana: the state of Vermont passed a recreational marijuana bill, Attorney General Jeff Sessions allowed federal prosecutors to crack down on state marijuana programs, and Pennsylvania announced plans to open its first medical marijuana dispensary in late January.
On the first day of the new year, just days after President Donald Trump signed the GOP tax bill into law, many universities across the country became subject to a new excise tax on their multi-billion dollar endowments.
In a decision that has wide-reaching effects on the Penn community, the United States Supreme Court upheld the third and latest iteration of the Trump administration’s travel ban on Dec. 4 — restricting most citizens of Iran, Libya, Chad, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and North Korea, in addition to some from Venezuela, from entering the United States.
At Trump's alma mater, students worry GOP tax bill will disadvantage the 'young, poor, and middle class'
In the early hours of Dec. 2, the Senate passed the Republican tax reform bill, marking what pundits say is the first major legislative victory of Donald Trump’s presidency. The bill paves the way for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, a lowering of the corporate tax rate, and the elimination of the individual mandate penalty.
As Congress heads back to session after the Thanksgiving break, all eyes will turn toward the Republican tax plan that passed the House of Representatives on Nov. 16. If the tax plan is passed by the Senate, it will introduce a range of sweeping changes to the current tax code.