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Politics

09/17/20 10:53pm
After spending the morning with Latinx elected officials and community leaders during a closed-door roundtable discussion in Kensington, Harris made a surprise visit to the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee headquarters.
09/16/20 11:56pm
The goal of the initiative is to make it easier and free-of-charge for undergraduates living near campus to have the materials to get their vote in on time.
09/16/20 1:32am
Outside the venue, at least 200 people gathered for an anti-Trump demonstration organized by Refuse Fascism Philly and the Penn Community for Justice. 
09/15/20 12:18am
The event was held over Zoom Monday night, and is part of Penn Dems' effort this semester to encourage as many people as possible to vote.
09/14/20 10:35pm
Participants in the 2020 Annenberg Constitution Day Civics Survey were primarily assessed on their knowledge of their First Amendment rights and of the functions of the United States' federal government branches.
09/13/20 11:10pm
Penn Democrats, College Republicans, Penn for Biden, and the Wharton Politics & Public Policy Club sent a letter to Provost Wendell Pritchett requesting that Penn adjust all classes' attendance accommodations for students seeking to work the polls.
09/13/20 10:41pm
Vindman’s appointment as a Perry World House visiting fellow is the latest step in his transformation from a little-known government official to a prominent anti-Trump national security figure.
09/10/20 11:49pm
Though upperclassmen with residences in Philadelphia remain eligible to vote, most first years did not live on campus, preventing them from establishing a residence and registering to vote in the state.
09/10/20 11:40pm
1974 College graduate Ben Ginsberg criticized Trump for urging his supporters to vote twice, writing that there is no evidence of widespread fraud in mail-in voting and that voting multiple times is illegal.
09/06/20 10:17pm
The Flight 93 National Memorial marks the field where an airplane crashed as passengers and crew fought hijackers over control of the plane, thwarting an attempted attack on the U.S. Capitol building on September 11, 2001.
09/03/20 11:26pm
Penn Democrats have seen over 150 sign-ups after posting about it in the Class of 2024 Facebook group, along with many new Facebook likes and follows on their social media pages.
09/02/20 11:47pm
The book, titled Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City, hit shelves in August.
08/31/20 5:48pm
The grant, which was accepted on Thursday, will be used to buy vote-counting equipment, increase satellite election offices, and place drop boxes around the city.
08/24/20 8:19pm
The correspondence, exclusively obtained by The Daily Pennsylvanian, represents one of the most overt instances of Penn professors speaking out against Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate. 
08/11/20 5:32pm
Harris will be the first Black woman and first Asian American to be nominated for national office by a major party, and the fourth woman in American history selected for one of their presidential tickets.
08/09/20 11:51pm
Protesters' demands include that Penn fire Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, Drexel cut ties with independent police department reviewer and former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Penn and Drexel pay PILOTs, payments which support the Philadelphia community and schools.
08/08/20 12:49am
The move by Governor Tom Wolf endeavors to make the voting process safer, faster, and more accessible amid the pandemic. 
08/07/20 1:34am
The president of the union that represents campus police denied any racial profiling by the Penn Police. The allegations come as the Division of Public Safety faces an independent review.
08/04/20 11:31pm
After the state's 20 electoral votes were decided by less than one percentage point in the last presidential election, both parties have since been pouring resources into Pennsylvania. But recent state polls place presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of 1968 Wharton graduate and president Donald Trump. 
08/04/20 8:01pm
The recently published study finds that personal political affiliation has more influence on social distancing than health-related concerns. It also dismisses the popularized notion that youth socialization is responsible for rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in America.