Although students of color said they largely settled for Biden, many remain cautiously optimistic of the new administration.
Republicans must decide what the future of its party will look like in the coming years, and Penn students and faculty have differing opinions regarding the course of action it should take.
David Eisenhower, an Annenberg professor and the grandson of former President Dwight Eisenhower, spoke to students on the current state of American politics.
The seat, which retiring Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is leaving open, will be incredibly important for both parties to win in the midterms
Three Republican lawmakers are targeting Penn over its close-knit relationship with the president.
Students and professors expressed a sense of optimism towards the Biden-Harris administration as they look forward to the reversal of several Trump-era policies.
Penn President Amy Gutmann introduced the event by condemning former President Donald Trump for inciting a riot at the Capitol and urging audience members to remember King's legacy as a guide.
Levine is currently the face of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 response, serving as the top health official in the commonwealth. She would become the highest-ranking openly transgender official to serve in the federal government.
Biden, a former Penn Presidential Professor of Practice, was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States this afternoon in a ceremony markedly different from any other inauguration in the nation's history.
A new slate of Penn affiliates will serve in leadership roles within the Biden-Harris administration, ranging from the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach to Biden's White House COVID-19 Response Team.
1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump, the only Penn graduate ever elected to the presidency, has been impeached for the second time after inciting a deadly attack against the Capitol.
The panelists criticized the United States law enforcement system which they said claims to serve and protect all communities but disproportionately harms communities of color.
Some alumni believe Wednesday's Capitol riots should be the final straw in pushing Penn to revoke Trump's degree, with some citing the University's unique silence on his actions as reason to cut their donations.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett called efforts to undermine the election “assaults on the political freedom of all citizens" — but their statement did not include any explicit condemnation of Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate, for inciting the mob.
Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Wendell Pritchett wrote that Penn condemns "threatening incitements and assaults on the political freedom of all citizens."
The least the University can do is distance itself from its most famous graduate and set the record straight: Donald Trump may have earned his degree from Penn, but he represents the antithesis of the University's values and the fact-based pursuit of reason for which this school stands.
Three Penn graduates were appointed to Biden's White House staff this week, completing the Biden-Harris transition team's endeavor to appoint 100 diverse staffers by the end of 2020.
Krajewski defeated three opponents in the June Democratic primary election. His campaign's three priorities are to enact progressive state healthcare and criminal justice reform, connect underprivileged Philadelphians with essential government services, and provide relief for small businesses and workers.
The world has experienced some of the most extraordinary events in modern history this year, and the Penn community has been impacted by it all. The Daily Pennsylvanian's photographers have been on the ground documenting 2020 as it has unfolded.
Wolf said he is currently experiencing no symptoms but is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health guidelines.