The primary allows voters to choose their party’s nominee for a number of state and federal positions. This year, it includes the contested Democratic Senate race between incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District.
It’s not everyday that Penn President Amy Gutmann sits down with three of Penn’s leading professors and two of America’s most influential political experts.
Penn Israel Coalition organized a trip to the nation’s capital to speak to legislators and advocate for issues related to Israel.
At a rally Wednesday night in the Lower Quad hosted by seven different student and faculty groups, Mayor Nutter urged all Penn students to complete their census forms, both for the good of Penn and the city as a whole.
Throughout the week, Penn is campaigning for students who live both on and off campus to fill out and submit their census forms. Census forms are due nationwide on May 14.
Experts say Specter, formerly a Democrat — and formerly a former Republican — made the switch because he faced a tough primary against his opponent, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.).
On April 1, Aramark and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers released a joint statement proclaiming an agreement that outlines better wages and improved working conditions for Florida tomato field workers.
Although Penn’s Washington Semester Program has been offered every semester since 1994, the political climate in the nation’s capital may affect students’ motivations for enrolling in the program.
Despite the huge amount of media and legislative drama surrounding health care reform, most Penn students know little about the specifics of the bill that the president signed this week.
Though the group has connections to United Nations officials and Supreme Court justices, few outside of the Law School know about Penn’s Federalist Society.
As the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress, Murphy explained that he is leading the charge for repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell this year, a policy that he views not as a “peripheral issue” but central to U.S. national security.
With the new health care legislation passed and signed into law, the direction Penn School of Medicine students choose to take may change over the coming years.
Student leaders say that outside specific groups supporting the candidated, the election is much less pervasive on campus than the 2008 primary, when students widely volunteered for Obama or Clinton and attended political events around the city.
Along with passing a massive overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-211 in favor of a revised student financial aid bill on Sunday.
The demonstrators fought to regain the attention of Congress and remind the White House of its promises to overhaul the immigration system.
A breakdown of who gets counted in the U.S. Census and how to ensure you are counted correctly in the 2010 Census.
Most Penn students would probably have trouble remembering a time before political campaigns asked for monetary donations in addition to support. Many, however, prefer to back their candidates in other ways.
Penn students expressed various reactions to the legislation, intended to provide healthcare coverage to 32 million more Americans.
The Penn Democrats, along with Penn for Sestak and Penn for Specter, will be working hard to get out the vote before the semester comes to an end, according to Penn Dems President and College sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan.
Lanny Breuer, the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, joined a panel of campus leaders to discuss violence against women.