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A look into what former Penn prof’s redrawn PA district lines mean for Penn

(03/19/18 1:15am)

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.

As 50-year reunion looms, Penn Class of 1968 unsure whether Trump will — or should — return

(03/26/18 2:14am)

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. 

Adam Schiff, top Democrat in Russia probe, at Penn: 'the very idea of America is at risk'

(02/02/18 2:46am)

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. 

Increased membership and campus unity: student leaders reflect on Trump at Penn a year later

(01/21/18 6:15pm)

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.

Marijuana policies nationwide are changing. Here's why Penn's are not.

(01/17/18 5:33am)

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.

The Supreme Court made Trump's travel ban legal. What does that mean for Penn students?

(12/11/17 1:58am)

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'

(12/03/17 11:34pm)

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.

Penn Dems says the GOP tax plan will 'screw over' the poor. College Republicans disagree.

(11/27/17 2:32am)

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.