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Politics

04/19/21 12:52am
Wai Wai Nu identified how displaced women have overcome pandemic-related challenges, and offered recommendations for improving refugee and internally displaced women's access to dignified work, health care, and housing.
04/15/21 11:00pm
Penn-affiliated experts believe that the city has seen a more gradual form of gentrification through increased housing prices and new development — making access to affordable housing even more difficult for residents. 
04/15/21 9:32pm
Baumlin, who is the chair of Pennsylvania Hospital's Emergency Medicine Department, co-founded a nonprofit that recruits experts in various fields to produce articles on topics such as education, gun violence, and infrastructure.
04/14/21 2:32am
The city has yet to respond to inquiries by the United Nations — which were based upon testimonies from Penn community members — regarding allegations of excessive use of force by the Philadelphia Police Department during the Black Lives Matter protests last year.
04/14/21 12:30am
The event, called “Conformity, Propaganda, and the Fight for a Left Future with Noam Chomsky” was co-hosted by Penn Justice Democrats and Penn Against the Occupation, and garnered over 115 attendees.
04/12/21 11:26pm
2020 Huntsman graduate Jay Vaingankar, who is now working as a Staff Assistant to the Director of Management and Administration, was previously a student organizer for Bernie Sanders for President and Penn for Bernie.
04/08/21 1:37am
Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) offered a critique of congressional Republicans and discussed his predictions for the future of the GOP.
04/05/21 3:12am
Biden recently ordered an expansive review of existing Title IX regulations on sex and gender discrimination and violence in schools, prompting members of Penn’s anti-violence groups to call for further support for sexual assault survivors at the University. 
04/02/21 1:00am
Board members of Penn Dems and Penn Justice Dems said they supported Krasner because of his commitment to criminal justice reform and track record of holding police officers accountable.
03/31/21 1:26am
Helen Gym and Rick Krajewski addressed progressive causes such as supporting a Green New Deal, divestment from the fossil fuel industry, and the disproportionate effect that the policing system has on communities of color. 
03/25/21 11:05pm
The United States Senate confirmed Rachel Levine as the nation’s assistant secretary for health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday.
03/24/21 2:26am
Wharton professor Eric W. Orts and Penn alumnus Stephen Sheller, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, penned an open letter on Feb. 18 requesting that the University begin an investigation of the former president’s alleged fraud.
03/23/21 12:35am
President Joe Biden said that he does not support canceling loan debt for "people who have gone to Harvard and Yale and Penn" at a February town hall, sparking backlash from first-generation, low-income students.
03/22/21 1:31am
1997 Wharton graduate Jessica Haller, who grew up in the Bronx, is running as a Democrat to represent the 11th District in the New York City Council in a special election held on March 23.
03/18/21 2:31am
The panelists blasted the Trump administration for mishandling the early stages of the pandemic and emphasized the importance of access to reliable health information.
03/15/21 2:58am
The Wharton Undergraduate Finance and Technology Group hosted former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in a virtual event on March 9.
03/15/21 1:30am
Close to 800,000 of the city's nearly 1.2 million adults could be vaccinated by July 4.
03/12/21 2:47am
Philadelphia City Council’s Committee on Children and Youth held a hearing on Wednesday, Mar. 3 to examine the role that Payments in Lieu of Taxes could play in the city’s future. 
03/12/21 12:46am
PLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election. 
03/08/21 3:12am
63-year-old veteran and activist Jamal Johnson has started another hunger strike, alleging inaction on behalf of the City of Philadelphia towards the city's gun violence crisis.