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Politics

04/15/10 1:16am
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.
04/14/10 5:28am
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.
04/12/10 11:50pm

Students to lobby for Israel in capital

Penn Israel Coalition organized a trip to the nation’s capital to speak to legislators and advocate for issues related to Israel.
04/08/10 3:29am
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.
04/07/10 3:54am
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.
04/06/10 5:21am

*Specter switches parties again

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.).
04/05/10 12:57am

Students successfully lobby for labor rights

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.
04/05/10 12:23am

Political climate may affect students' desire to study in D.C.

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.
04/02/10 5:50am
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.
04/02/10 5:06am

Federalists strive for two-sided debate

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.
04/02/10 3:47am
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.
04/01/10 4:19am

Penn Med, HUP see reform's effects

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.
03/29/10 3:10am
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.
03/24/10 4:14am

Federal loan bill likely to pass

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.
03/23/10 4:00am
The demonstrators fought to regain the attention of Congress and remind the White House of its promises to overhaul the immigration system.
03/22/10 6:05am
A breakdown of who gets counted in the U.S. Census and how to ensure you are counted correctly in the 2010 Census.
03/22/10 5:16am

Students prefer campaigning to donating

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.
03/22/10 5:05am

Health care bill passes House

Penn students expressed various reactions to the legislation, intended to provide healthcare coverage to 32 million more Americans.
03/16/10 5:57am

Dems' senate campaigns to heat up at Penn

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.
03/16/10 4:24am
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.