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Politics

11/10/21 5:05am
Nearly 77% of eligible Penn students voted in the presidential election — a 9.2 percentage point increase from the 2016 election and a 23.1 percentage point increase from the 2018 midterm election.
11/10/21 12:29am
Members of Penn’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies helped the NBC News Decision Desk call races on Election Day.
11/09/21 9:18pm
The grant will be used to improve infrastructure for the cemetery, including the re-pavement of roads and refurbishment of the cemetery’s gates.
11/09/21 1:24am
Penn administrators announced late last week that the University will halt commitments to private equity vehicles dedicated to investments in fossil fuel production.
11/04/21 1:24am
Over one million ballots were requested for this year’s election. As of Tuesday afternoon, 73% of these requested ballots were returned.
11/03/21 3:47am
In an interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian, City Councilmember Helen Gym stressed the importance of Pennsylvania in national politics, and noted that many reforms college students care about are addressed at the local level.
11/03/21 1:22am
Cohen is one of several Biden Administration officials with ties to the University. Biden also nominated President Amy Gutmann to serve as the next U.S. Ambassador to Germany.
10/29/21 1:16am
The FCC is responsible for regulating interstate and international communications via radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. 
10/27/21 12:39am
PPU, which organizes monthly debates on a range of relevant political topics, asked participants to debate the statement: “Implementing a Green New Deal in the United States would be a mistake.” 
10/26/21 1:01am
Penn community members, including the South Asia Studies Department and some faculty members, disputed the complaint. 
10/25/21 9:08pm
While the drug can treat parasitic conditions in small doses, according to the FDA, current data has not shown that it is safe or effective against COVID-19.
10/22/21 12:46am
A Faculty Senate committee, which has an advisory role for Penn administration, released a resolution in an effort to raise more awareness to climate-related issues among faculty and University departments.
10/20/21 1:13am
About 50 students from a variety of local universities — including Penn, Drexel University, and the University of Delaware — attended the virtual event. 
10/18/21 9:06pm
With the bill, Philadelphia becomes the first big city to ban these traffic stops that disproportionately affect people of color.
10/11/21 11:26pm
Various members of the Penn community, including parents, faculty members, and students, are still hopeful the University's donation can help mitigate the issue of environmental hazards — but worry that it may not be enough.
10/07/21 11:50pm
Orts centered his three-month-long campaign around combating the climate crisis. His exit leaves behind a wide field of candidates in the lead up to May’s Democratic primary. 
10/07/21 8:12pm
The survey reported that 34% of Americans would favor eliminating the court if it issued numerous rulings that most Americans disagreed with.
10/05/21 11:19pm
McMullin, who graduated from the Wharton School with an MBA in 2011, is best known for his 2016 presidential run as an Independent.
10/03/21 11:58pm
The march was organized by several Philadelphia community members, including Perelman School of Medicine students.
09/30/21 11:47pm
Sustainability Director Nina Morris said a significant part of Climate Week programming was virtual to ensure that it reached beyond the University, and created a ripple effect throughout the Philadelphia community and in higher education as a whole.