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.
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.
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.
The event, titled “Addressing Social Needs to Improve Health,” featured a panel of health care and social work experts, who discussed health care’s role in filling social service gaps.
In Pennsylvania, new census data has the potential to alter the current nine-nine congressional delegation tie between Republicans and Democrats.
Study authors believe stronger enforcement of the National Voter Registration Act, which prevents states from removing voter registrants from rolls without a clear indication that a registrant has moved or died, might help relieve issues.
Penn's experts maintain that those who graduate with the highest amount of student loan debt often end up with higher earnings after graduating from four-year university programs.
The panelists expressed hope at the party would distance itself from former President Donald Trump now that he is out of office.
A Supreme Court decision would have addressed the question of whether state courts have the right to change voting procedures set by the legislature.
City officials projected that Philadelphia will soon only have enough money in its reserves to run the city for three days.
In a conversation with former National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President Ben Jealous, Abrams discussed hot-button political issues, shared her thoughts on the future of the Democratic Party in the South, and offered both personal and career advice for Penn students.
Akela Lacy, a politics reporter, and Alex Emmons, a national security reporter, discussed their hopes for the Biden presidency, how they interact with mainstream media, and what problems progressive journalists will face in the years to come.
Scaramucci said his time working in the Trump administration, from which he was famously fired within ten days of being appointed, was “catastrophic mistake.”
The Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial on — falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
Four of Penn's political groups detail how they are gearing up for a hybrid approach to event-hosting and community building this semester.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has yet to act on a resolution proposed by Penn alum and Councilmember Jamie Gauthier to address the city's increase in gun violence, prompting local community members to petition — and strike — for its approval.
The healthcare professionals expressed a general sense of optimism towards the Biden-Harris administration's pandemic response.
The move signals a shift in the way the Biden administration is approaching civil-rights enforcement compared to the previous administration.
Two Penn affiliates, Wharton professor Eric Orts and Penn graduate Kenneth Braithwaite, are exploring a potential run for the Senate in 2022.
Although students of color said they largely settled for Biden, many remain cautiously optimistic of the new administration.