The statement, released on May 19, has been signed by nearly 330 members of the Penn community and 28 Penn groups and Philadelphia-based organizations.
The Class of 2021's final year at Penn was marked by pandemic-induced modifications to academics and campus life, featuring online classes, COVID-19 testing, and a largely shuttered campus.
The Class of 2021's junior year started off like any other, but was upended as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, forcing students to cut their spring semester on campus short and transition to online learning.
In the Class of 2021's sophomore year, Penn students turned out in droves for the 2018 midterm elections and the University became embroiled in an admissions scandal that took the nation by storm in spring 2019.
From the Eagles' first-ever Super Bowl victory, to a contentious Amy Wax op-ed, the Class of 2021's first year at Penn was defined by celebration and controversy.
Biden will visit 30th Street Station in downtown Philadelphia to push for his sweeping infrastructure proposal.
Political theorist Matt Shafer discussed the relationship between speech and violence in recent years at a virtual event on Tuesday.
The state’s population has remained steady over the last 10 years, but other southern and western states have experienced faster population growth.
The announcement of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)'s retirement in early October has prompted a flood of candidates to enter the race.
The club is working to mobilize support for the "For The People's Act," which progressive organizations across the country say will increase voting accessibility, protect the right to vote for marginalized communities, and establish nonpartisan redistricting committees to eliminate gerrymandering.
The suit argued that it was illegal for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots to three days after the election in Pennsylvania.
The vigil was organized by Penn Democrats, the Pan-Asian American Community House, the Spiritual and Religious Life Center, and Amnesty International at Penn, and featured City Councilmember and Penn alumna Jamie Gauthier along with a number of community leaders.
The Thursday talk, titled "A Right to Lie? Presidents, Other Liars, and the First Amendment," was part of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy's "Free Speech Battles" faculty workshop series.
Penn attributed the increase to the addition of an international development department to The Power of Penn, the University’s most ambitious fundraising campaign which ran for the first time in the fiscal year 2019.
Voters will cast their decision for local races, and for new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — some of the highest positions in state government that will affect policy for years to come.
Wai Wai Nu identified how displaced women have overcome pandemic-related challenges, and offered recommendations for improving refugee and internally displaced women's access to dignified work, health care, and housing.
Penn-affiliated experts believe that the city has seen a more gradual form of gentrification through increased housing prices and new development — making access to affordable housing even more difficult for residents.
Baumlin, who is the chair of Pennsylvania Hospital's Emergency Medicine Department, co-founded a nonprofit that recruits experts in various fields to produce articles on topics such as education, gun violence, and infrastructure.
The city has yet to respond to inquiries by the United Nations — which were based upon testimonies from Penn community members — regarding allegations of excessive use of force by the Philadelphia Police Department during the Black Lives Matter protests last year.
The event, called “Conformity, Propaganda, and the Fight for a Left Future with Noam Chomsky” was co-hosted by Penn Justice Democrats and Penn Against the Occupation, and garnered over 115 attendees.