Penn professor Rogers Smith and former presidents of the American Political Science Association argued in a recent op-ed that media networks will not be able to call the 2020 election fairly. But Penn's elections experts who work in the NBC News Decision Desk disagree, calling APSA's claim entirely misinformed.
The former president ended the day with a ticketed “drive-in rally” outside Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, during which he particularly urged Black men, progressives, and other voters to participate in the election in efforts to oust Trump.
Penn cites state regulations for why it cannot change the Academic Calendar without explaining other unforeseen days — such as snow days, and a day off for the 2018 Eagles parade — the University has given off in the past.
In a push to engage voters just weeks before the presidential election, former President Barack Obama will visit Philadelphia in person to campaign for Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee and his former vice president.
In front of a socially distanced crowd of a couple dozen Penn students, community members, and campaign staff, Yang delivered an urgent plea for young Americans to vote this fall. He also spoke with the DP about the Asian American electorate and what Biden's win would mean for his universal basic income plan.
Biden is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the University, but remains the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, and has established the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
The panel also featured Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, and 2005 College graduate and Washington Post White House reporter Ashley Parker.
The Faculty Senate — which serve as the representative voice for full-time teaching faculty — announced on Oct. 6 a resolution that all Penn faculty members should accommodate students who wish to engage in “election-related activities” on Election Day.
While they did not dominate the crowd, around 500 Generation Z Trump supporters showed up to see the president. Many said they were fervent supporters of the president due to his abortion and Supreme Court stances, but also said they feared expressing such views at their universities.
"Boys State" follows over a thousand 16-and-17-year-old boys who gather for an elaborate mock exercise in which they “build” their own state government, mirroring the intense party divisions and hyper-masculinity currently plaguing national politics.