Penn President Amy Gutmann wrote in an email to the Penn community Thursday that Penn Presidential Professor of Practice Joe Biden “will be taking an unpaid leave of absence from his work at the Penn Biden Center" throughout his campaign.
Penn hired Biden to become a Presidential Professor of Practice in February 2017 and he opened the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C. a year later.
Over the last few weeks, several groups supporting individual candidates in the Democratic primary — Penn for Bernie, Penn for Beto, Penn for Pete, and Penn for Kamala — have sprung up on Instagram.
There was unanimous agreement among the candidates on ensuring open primaries and same-day voter registration, but the Democrats diverged on what policies were best suited to increase voter turnout.
The battle for mayor of Philadelphia will feature four major candidates. Here’s what you need to know about each of them.
“Local elections sometimes get less coverage but they are nonetheless still very important,” Penn Dems Communications Director and College freshman Tamara Wurman said.
In an interview with the DP, Bush spoke about bipartisanship solutions to climate change and the need for college students to rise up and take the lead.
At the summit, speakers presented a range of perspectives on combating climate change at the local, state, national, and international levels.
At College Hall, Owens said the concepts behind the #MeToo movement once played a role in the lynching of blacks, called the notion that Republicans opposed civil rights a myth, and proclaimed blacks were being misled by the Democratic Party.
Experts stressed the severity of the nationwide opioid crisis, clarified the benefits of decriminalizing addiction, and emphasized the need to change the country's culture to reduce dependence on such drugs.
If found guilty on all charges, his sentence would represent a maximum of 335 years in prison, NPR reported.
The Silfen Forum event begins at 3 p.m. at Irvine Auditorium and is titled "Is There an Antidote for the Opioid Epidemic? Seeking a Cure for the Worst Drug Crisis in American History."
A major part of Delaney’s pitch focused on uniting the country in the face of increasing political polarization.
The candidates at the town hall, co-hosted by the Penn Government and Politics Association (GPA), Penn Democrats, and College Republicans, included Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
Throughout the talk, Livni stressed the importance of maintaining Israel’s identity as a Jewish state while preserving democratic rights of non-Jewish minorities.
When asked about the Center’s future, Biden Center Director of Communications Carlyn Reichel did not directly address the Vice President’s political plans.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) threw AIPAC under increased scrutiny when her criticisms surrounding Israel and AIPAC were labeled by politicians as anti-Semitic.
“We protect our freedom from an ever encroaching federal government and we allow for the laboratories of democracy to rule the day,” Jeb Bush said.
At a Thursday discussion hosted by Penn Democrats, the recently re-elected Congressman (D-Pa.) indicated his support for former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race, expressed his skepticism of the Green New Deal, and revealed his view on how to appeal to working class voters.
O'Rourke's hourlong speech highlighted issues of immigration, income inequality, health care, the opioid crisis, and the criminal justice system.