Tuesday night’s fractious presidential debate, between 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump and former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden, was met with fierce reactions from some of Penn’s most prominent election experts and political student group leaders.
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While many Penn alumni believe that America is more sharply divided now than during the civil rights era, 1974 College graduate Gerald Early sees a similar strategy being used in both movements: the power of creating crisis.
During the past month, Engineering and Wharton sophomore Aliris Tang had to be ready to leave her home in Portland, Ore., at a moment's notice. As wildfires devastated the West Coast, Tang would wonder what things she might bring with her if and when evacuation day came.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) made her first campaign visit to Philadelphia on Thursday, striving to reach the city’s Black and Latinx voters in one of the most contentious battleground states of the 2020 election.
Penn Democrats is planning to mobilize thousands of Philadelphia students living near the University in hopes of increasing voter turnout in Pennsylvania, a critical state in November's presidential election.
Across party lines, Penn’s largest political groups are calling on the University to allow students an excused absence from classes on Election Day to encourage political engagement in a historic election.
What began as a Penn professor’s one-sentence tweet is now a 48-hour, nationwide strike for academics and students to protest against police violence in the United States.
In less than two weeks, many incoming first-year and transfer students will start their Penn career away from campus and in their childhood bedrooms — a far cry from the experience they expected after submitting their applications last year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden declared Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his pick for vice president, kickstarting a new era of his 2020 presidential campaign against 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump.
During Quaker Days last year, rising Wharton sophomore Jerry Sun entered the Penn scene when a ceiling panel almost fell on top of him during a speaker event. He jumped out of the way just in time and checked to see that the girl next to him was unharmed. In that moment when no one knew how to react, Sun laughed. Seeing him make light of the situation, the crowd of nervous students relaxed and immediately joined him in laughter — an unexpected ice breaker for the prospective Class of 2023.
Following Penn’s decision to conduct fall 2020 in a hybrid format amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Daily Pennsylvanian surveyed undergraduate students on whether they plan to return to campus for a nearly all virtual semester.
This week, 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump, along with his son, 2000 Wharton graduate Donald Trump Jr., continued their pattern of spreading misinformation on social media.
As the University forges ahead with its plans to welcome students back to campus this fall, Penn currently has one of the highest coronavirus case counts among colleges in the United States, according to The New York Times.
As a Manhattan native and now an emergency medical technician in the Bronx, rising Wharton sophomore Stuart Harris likens his job to watching a “horror movie” despite the decrease in the city's COVID-19 cases since the spring.
After suffering a $47 million loss this spring due to the coronavirus outbreak, Penn is projecting a $91 million budget deficit for fiscal year 2021.
Following backlash from students and faculty, Penn announced it will no longer support the Philadelphia Police Foundation in the form of purchasing tickets to attend fundraising events. The University has also commissioned an independent review of Penn's Division of Public Safety.
In anticipation of Penn’s decision for fall 2020 University operations amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Daily Pennsylvanian surveyed undergraduate students on what they hope the upcoming semester will entail.
Penn will invite students back to campus for fall 2020 under a hybrid instruction model.
As the nation reels from recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless Black individuals — prompting days of protests and law enforcement clashes — thousands of students and faculty are now demanding the University end its deep-rooted ties with militarized police forces.
Thousands of demonstrators, including Penn students, took to the streets of Philadelphia on Saturday to protest the recent death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than 8 minutes.