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Penn Dems, Penn Student Power join coalition demanding U. pay PILOTS to fund local schools

(05/27/20 5:37am)

Penn Democrats and Penn Student Power joined a coalition with other Philadelphia-based organizers urging the University and other large non-profit organizations to pay Payments in Lieu of Taxes, or pay an amount of money to a state or local governments in place of taxes, which are most commonly property taxes.

Here’s how the 2020 Democratic candidates plan to make college more affordable

(02/19/20 6:21am)

As Democratic presidential primaries begin to ramp up across the nation, many Penn students will be faced with choosing a candidate they feel will best represent their needs — especially when it comes to higher education. Below are the platforms of the five leading Democratic hopefuls to make college more affordable and to decrease student debt. 

Pa. to upgrade voting machines for accuracy, prompting concerns about costs and turnout

(01/23/20 3:12am)

After approval from all 67 counties, Pennsylvania is on track to upgrade all its old voting machines in time for the 2020 election. Although new machines are meant to increase accuracy, some political science experts at Penn worry the sudden change will cause lower voter turnout.