The Massachusetts senator, who taught at Penn Law during the late 1980s and early 1990s, is one of the first prominent Democrats to declare their candidacy.
Members of Penn Dems greeted the news, saying Avenatti's recent domestic abuse allegations, lack of progressivism, and controversial reputation turned them off to the lawyer.
In the days leading up to the Nov. 6 election, campus political groups focused their attention on increasing voter turnout and supporting local candidates.
Authorities in California will not bring felony domestic violence charges against the 1996 College graduate and celebrity attorney, who has denied allegations of abuse.
The conversation was part of a day-long Perry World House event, where officials from cities across the nation gathered to discuss changing local and national immigration policies.
Penn Brazil Club members said it was a mix of economic conditions, corruption, and general discontent with the status quo that propelled Bolsonaro to victory.
Voter experts and Penn professors say it is still too early to determine the full effect students had in the midterms, but that the uptick in Penn's voter turnout likely made little difference in election outcomes in Pennsylvania.
On Nov. 11, Avenatti was on Penn's campus at two different speaker events hosted by the Philomathean Society, Penn Democrats and the Government and Politics Association.
Panelist Anne Wakabayashi, the executive director for Emerge Pennsylvania, said political representation is of the utmost importance because “every issue is a women’s issue.”
Speaking to 70 students on Friday afternoon, Avenatti let loose on Trump, the Democratic party, and the trial lawyer's potential bid for president in 2020.
In the 2018 historic midterm elections, Penn students turned out in record-breaking numbers at polling stations across campus.
Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa.) was re-elected to the House, still serving as the representative for Penn's campus.
The current U.S. ambassador to Russia and a former Governor of Utah, Huntsman Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Penn in 1987.
A large task force will be put in place in order to protect against voting fraud and monitor polling locations in Philadelphia on Election Day.
During the 2014 midterms, Penn had a turnout rate of 19.8 percent but recent work by Penn Leads the Vote has utilized student leaders to inspire peers to turn out for Tuesday's midterms.
Six years after leaving Penn, DePizzo is running for Congress in his home state of Ohio despite a 0.1 percent chance of winning the seat, which has been controlled by the current Democratic incumbent for eight terms.
With midterm elections only days away, the volunteers are assisting patients in filling out emergency absentee ballots.
The Polybian Society is a non-partisan political discussion group on campus that is a branch of Penn's Government and Politics Association.
With midterms coming up on Nov. 6, some Penn students share why they decided not to vote in Pennsylvania this election cycle.
If enacted, the change would dramatically curtail recognition of transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals under federal law.