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Politics

04/08/11 2:17am
Various discussion centered around the impact of recent proposed budget cuts to education.
04/07/11 4:10am
In an effort to improve literacy rates, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization established a Chair on Learning and Literacy at Penn's Graduate School of Education.
04/06/11 6:42am

Obama approval rises among college students

A recent poll showed that support for President Barack Obama among college students is up nine percent since October, bringing his college-student approval rate to 60 percent.
04/05/11 4:11am

*SAC to receive stimulus funds

Monday night, Governor Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) announced his plans to the state legislature to provide a stimulus package for Penn’s Student Activities Council.
04/04/11 3:42am

IR students tour U.S. capital

On Friday, 37 students majoring in International Relations traded the dreary skies of Philadelphia for the cherry blossoms of Washington, D.C.
04/04/11 1:03am

Students lobby Congress members in support of Israel

Seven student lobbyists of the Penn Israel Coalition lobbied three Congressional offices in support of Israel, including those of Congressman Robert Brady (D-Pa.) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.).
03/28/11 4:08am
Though some petitioned against his selection as keynote speaker for a Wharton conference, former president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe received a standing ovation after his speech Friday.
03/25/11 4:50am

Jerusalem bombing sparks concerns

On Wednesday, the hospital in Jerusalem where School of Nursing students take classes abroad was faced with treating the injured from the first bombing in the city in four years.
03/25/11 4:11am
Philadelphia Mayor and Penn alumnus Michael Nutter was in Houston Hall Thursday to receive an official endorsement from the Penn Democrats in his mayoral campaign for re-election.
03/24/11 3:25am

Mobile polling extends vote to nursing homes

A study by the Medical School found that having trained election officials administer polls would enfranchise senior citizens, who are often deemed unable to vote by nursing home staff.
03/18/11 4:05am

Penn largely unaffected by state budget cuts

A 51.4-percent reduction will affect mostly state-related universities, though Penn's Veterinary School saw some funding cuts.
03/02/11 3:56am
The Nutter mayoral campaign faces little opposition thus far.
02/28/11 4:09am

Penn profs hold conflicting views on Middle East revolutions

The United States might be partly to blame for recent revolts throughout the world, according to some Penn professors.
02/25/11 4:18am

Huntsman spotting spurs claims of U.S. support for 'Jasmine Revolution'

Penn alumnus Jon Huntsman, Jr. was not expecting to elicit claims that the U.S. is supporting the "Jasmine Revolution" protests in China when he strolled through a busy area in Beijing.
02/24/11 6:03pm

Penn prof suggests bankruptcy option for states

If a plan outlined by Law School professor David Skeel were passed, states in dire financial straits would be able to declare bankruptcy.
02/24/11 6:15am
College sophomore Isabel Friedman attracted media attention after asking former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich a controversial question Tuesday.
02/24/11 4:51am

Obama: DOMA is unconstitutional

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits federal recognition of gay marriage.
02/23/11 7:27am
Former Speaker of the House and potential 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich inspired hostile behavior among students Tuesday.
02/22/11 5:08am

Planned Parenthood funds at risk

On Friday, the Republican-dominated House of Representatives passed an amendment stripping Planned Parenthood of all federal funding, with a vote of 240 to 185.
02/18/11 5:22am

Black politics panel draws diverse crowd

The forum discussion, hosted by both Penn and Drexel University groups, ranged from religion and education to Obama's policies.