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Politics

06/19/20 12:10am
The Emergency Housing Protection Act is a package of bills intended to provide relief to renters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
06/18/20 10:51pm
Members of UMOJA said they were disappointed after a meeting with administration, in which the group also demanded a COVID-19 response fund for students and SAC funding for local non-profits.
06/17/20 11:43pm
The suit, filed on April 20, argued that the city's current jail conditions increase the likelihood of incarcerated people contracting the virus and becoming seriously ill.
06/15/20 3:35am
PLTV, the Office of Government and Community Affairs, and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships released Penn’s official 2020-21 voter engagement action plan on June 1. 
06/12/20 3:29am
For years, Twitter has passively watched the president use its platform as a bullhorn to antagonize political rivals and spread misinformation, but on May 26, for the first time, the social media platform placed an addendum on the the 1968 Wharton graduate's false claims.
06/09/20 2:08pm
Protesters who attempted to tear down the statue during anti-police brutality protests say the statue stood as a symbol of discrimination and police brutality. 
06/09/20 12:58am
Public reception of Pennsylvania's week-long extension for mail-in primary ballots has been mixed, with voters' support largely falling along political party lines. 
06/08/20 12:34am
Florida representative Matt Gaetz is asking the Department of Education to investigate the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement for allegedly accepting millions in undisclosed foreign donations.
06/07/20 12:19am
Penn students are urging Philadelphia councilmembers to reallocate millions in increased police funding toward other city services.
06/06/20 6:59pm
America is now left to decide between the former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice and 1968 Wharton graduate and President Donald Trump.
06/04/20 1:08am
Over 1.4 million Pennsylvanians requested mail-in ballots for this year's primary, approximately 13 times more than the count in the 2016 primary.
06/03/20 12:30am
Penn in Washington typically features a cohort of 25 Penn undergraduate students, who take four credits in specified courses alongside an internship of the student's choice in Washington, D.C.
06/02/20 11:07pm
Rising College junior Cassy Ingersoll and rising College senior Owen Voutsinas-Klose have been named the new co-chairs of Penn for Biden.
06/02/20 12:36am
Although absentee voters now have until June 2 to mail their ballots, some Penn students who applied for a mail-in ballot from out of state may still be unable to vote because of delays in receiving their ballots.
06/01/20 10:58pm
Elections offices must receive ballots by 5 p.m. EDT on June 9, one week after the original deadline. Ballots must still be postmarked by June 2. 
05/30/20 12:44am
The National Legal and Policy Center complaint alleges the University has millions of dollars in undisclosed funds from China. 
05/28/20 10:50pm
In a May 27 livestream, Wolf announced his endorsement for Biden, stating he believes Biden is the best candidate to lead the country out of the coronavirus pandemic. 
05/27/20 1:37am
Penn and Columbia University are the only two Ivy League institutions that do not pay PILOTS, or Payments in Lieu of Taxes, to their local governments. 
05/26/20 4:04pm
Owen Voutsinas-Klose is running as a delegate for former Vice President Joe Biden. Jack Cahill is running as a delegate for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). 
05/26/20 12:11am
The primary election is scheduled to take place on June 2, and the deadline to request a mail-in ballot is May 26.