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03/27/13 11:10pm
Wearing a purple skinny tie and a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Lizza seemed more a contributor to GQ than a Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. However, his lunch discussion at the Kelly Writers House yesterday was all politics, as he spoke about his career as a political journalist.
03/27/13 9:00pm

Voter ID laws applied unequally, study shows

As the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court prepares to hear another challenge to the state’s voter ID requirement, a new study reveals that across the country, voter ID laws disproportionately affected young minority voters in the 2012 elections.
03/27/13 8:17pm

Supreme Court considers two same-sex marriage cases

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments from the cases Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor, both of which deal with the issue of gay marriage.
03/26/13 12:02am
On Monday morning, dining hall workers and Student Labor Action Project members delivered a concerted activity letter to the Penn Business Services office to notify Penn of the employees’ organizing efforts.
03/25/13 10:02pm
In the 102 days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, over 3,000 people in the United State have been killed by guns — and Penn Democrats have had enough.
03/25/13 8:34pm

Affordable Care Act may affect jobs once fully implemented

Just one year away from its full implementation in 2014, the Affordable Care Act continues to raise concerns as many consider the effects it may have on national full-time employment.
03/23/13 5:46pm
A group known as Americans for Free Speech marched to protest the removal of Gujarat chief state minister Narendra Modi from the Wharton India Economic Forum Saturday afternoon.
03/21/13 11:45pm

Pennsylvania House passes liquor privatization bill

Thursday night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a bill that calls for liquor sales to gradually be removed from the state’s hands.
03/21/13 1:07am
Last night, about 30 students and faculty shared in a discussion with Chinese history professor Arthur Waldron and associate professor of Japanese history Frederick Dickinson on cooperation and conflict between China and Japan in the 21st century.
03/20/13 10:21pm

Bill to require contractors to disclose executives' gender breakdown

On March 14, council member Blondell Reynolds Brown introduced legislation to compel contractors applying to work with the city of Philadelphia to disclose the number of female executives in their company.
03/20/13 12:40pm

Consulting presentation canceled in face of protest

An on-campus information session for the Boston Consulting Group was canceled at the last minute today against the backdrop of a planned student protest.
03/19/13 11:00pm

Pennsylvania Dream Act bridges educational opportunity gap

On Tuesday, Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster) introduced the Pennsylvania Dream Act. The bill would place undocumented students and citizens on a more level playing field.
03/19/13 7:51pm

College Republicans adjust platform on same-sex marriage

College Republican’s partnership with Penn Democrats and the Lambda Alliance last month to host a marriage equality event at the Love Statue on campus kicked off its recent support for same-sex marriage rights”
03/18/13 11:49pm
Last night in Fisher-Bennett Hall, however, the debate concerning Narendra Modi and the disinvitation continued with a screening of “Final Solution,” a documentary about the Hindu-Muslim riots in India.
03/17/13 10:44pm

Nutter creates immigration, multicultural affairs office

Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order earlier this month establishing the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multi-Cultural Affairs. The new office will be tasked with “improving access to city services, engaging community-based organizations, developing economic resources and assisting with educational opportunities,”
03/14/13 11:55pm

Nutter budget gives little relief to University City residents

Nutter presented his budget, which included details on the city’s property tax overhaul, the Actual Value Initiative.
03/11/13 2:08pm

University City rent to rise with property tax increase

Property values in University City are on the rise, which means higher rents for students and higher taxes for homeowners.
02/24/13 10:06pm

Proposal to raise minimum wage may be good news for Penn work-study

If a State of the Union proposal becomes law, low-wage workers may see income increases, and Penn work-study students may feel their wallets fatten in the coming months.
01/29/13 6:28pm
The rhetoric is heating up in 1993 Fels Institute of Government graduate Brett Mandel’s bid to unseat Alan Butkovitz as Philadelphia City Controller. The two Democrats also battled for the same position in the 2009 Philadelphia municipal election, where Butkovitz prevailed over Mandel in the Democratic primary.
01/23/13 1:06am
While hundreds of Penn students made their way down to Washington for Monday’s inauguration, few had as active of a role in getting Obama re-elected as College senior Graham White.