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Politics

07/22/20 1:27am
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms. 
07/20/20 9:43pm
The Center for Carceral Communities is an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice, headed by SP2 professor Toorjo Ghose, that helps formerly incarcerated people reengage with their communities in West Philadelphia.
07/18/20 9:26pm
Lewis leaves behind a distinguished legacy as a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement and a longtime United States Congress member.
07/17/20 1:06am
Between the November 2019 election and this year's June 2 primary the list of eligible voter grew by only 0.8% even after the delayed primary gave residents an additional month to register.
07/15/20 12:39am
Penn Leads the Vote expects its events to be solely virtual, while Penn Democrats, Penn College Republicans, Penn Justice Democrats, and Penn for Biden will try to hold smaller in-person events. 
07/14/20 10:57pm
The campaign, Penn for PILOTs, is the first united effort by Penn faculty and staff that demands the University pay PILOTs, voluntary financial payments that property tax-exempt organizations make to local governments.
07/14/20 4:09pm
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security agreed to uphold the guidelines it issued in March that permit students to take online courses in order to remain in the country.
07/13/20 4:16pm
Penn is joined by 58 other nationwide colleges and universities in submitting the brief, which was filed in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. 
07/11/20 11:32pm
What exactly are PILOTs, why doesn’t Penn pay them, and where does that money go instead? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more — here is everything you need to know about the relationship between Penn and PILOTs.
07/09/20 5:26pm
1997 College graduate and two-term New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer will be the Democratic nominee in New Jersey's fifth district, after 2005 Perelman School of Medicine graduate and Glen Rock councilwoman Arati Kreibich conceded the race on Wednesday. 
07/08/20 3:54am
At universities adopting a hybrid model of instruction, like Penn, international students must continue their studies at least partially in-person to remain in the country.
07/08/20 12:37am
He previously served as Utah’s governor from 2005 to 2009, before stepping down to become former President Barack Obama’s ambassador to China. 
07/07/20 1:28am
International students will be prohibited from staying in the United States if taking an entirely online course load at their university this fall, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on Monday. 
07/05/20 11:55pm
Rising College senior Owen Voutsinas-Klose, who also serves as co-chair of Penn for Biden, was officially declared a delegate on June 16 after running in Pennsylvania’s primary election on June 2. 
07/05/20 11:10pm
Mail-in ballot drop boxes became a central part of the Pennsylvania primary this year, which was delayed from April 28 to June 2 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
07/03/20 1:12am
Penn also spends money on cash grants to University City and the School District of Philadelphia, according to the University's most recent Form 990 from the 2018 fiscal year.
06/29/20 2:21am
Penn’s international students are worried about their long-term prospects in the United States following President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that will institute sweeping restrictions on work visa availability to foreign nationals.
06/26/20 1:04am
Arati Kreibich, 2005 Perelman School of Medicine graduate and Glen Rock councilmember, is challenging 1997 College graduate and New Jersey Representative Josh Gottheimer in New Jersey’s upcoming fifth district Democratic primary. 
06/24/20 3:27pm
Biden and the Democratic National Committee pulled in $80.8 million for his presidential campaign in May — over 10% more than the $74 million that Trump raised with the Republican Party. 
06/22/20 1:12am
Six and a half percent fewer Democrats and 29% fewer Republicans voted in the 2020 Pennsylvania primary than in the 2016 Pennsylvania primary.