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Politics

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.
01/18/13 12:44am
The 1987 College graduate, former Utah governor and 2012 presidential candidate was the inaugural speaker in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China’s new series of annual high-profile lectures.
01/17/13 10:04pm
Looking ahead to Monday’s inauguration, President Barack Obama may have a tough act to follow: himself.
01/16/13 8:57pm

Huntsman to speak on campus Thursday

Former Utah governor, 2012 presidential candidate and 1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman is returning to campus this afternoon to discuss United States-China relations. He will be the first speaker in a series of annual lectures offered by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China.
01/15/13 1:03am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Friday that the state would award a 20-year contract to Camelot Global Services to manage the Pennsylvania lottery.
12/09/12 7:05pm

Few classes to address current Arab-Israeli affairs

Professors at Penn are reluctant to address the issue because of the “tremendous pressure” associated with teaching it
12/09/12 6:40pm
The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with recently-elected Penn Democrats president and College sophomore Matt Kalmans to discuss his plans for the next year
12/09/12 5:50pm

Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases

On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it would hear two cases next year on the topic of gay marriage
12/08/12 9:54pm
One of the aims of the artwork was to redefine the Undergraduate Fine Arts Program’s image on campus through the use of engaging and active art
12/02/12 5:53pm

Social media brings people to the polls

Social media is bringing a new dynamic to getting out the vote in recent elections. Over nine million people declared their civic participation by clicking on the “I’m a voter” button that Facebook displayed at the top of its home page on Election Day.
11/28/12 11:30pm

Study shows Latino voting bloc has diverse backgrounds and interests

A study about political identity among Latino voters found that grouping all Latino-American voters under one bloc is ridden with flaws.
11/27/12 8:44pm

Time running out for Pennsylvania health care exchange decision

States still debating whether to set up their own health-exchange market or let the federal government do it received a one-month extension on Nov. 14 with a Dec. 14 deadline.
11/19/12 6:12pm

HUP adjusts to implementation of Affordable Care Act

According to Daniel Polsky, Perelman School of Medicine and health care management professor, the ACA will impact how hospitals operate.
11/12/12 9:51pm

Politics-based classes have to re-focus after election

In the wake of last week’s election, several politics-focused courses at Penn are approaching the rest of the semester in slightly new ways.
11/07/12 3:39pm

City's top election official ousted from position

Republican Al Schmidt and Democrat Anthony Clark, who has had building tension with Singer in the past few months, voted to remove her as chair and make themselves co-chairs.
11/06/12 8:49pm

Alum loses Congressional race

1999 College graduate Adam Cook’s run for Congress has come to an end.
11/06/12 1:23am
With public education being an issue that could potentially be influenced by the election, members of the Penn community came together Monday to discuss the future of the city’s school system.
11/06/12 1:08am

Excited first time voters head to polls

Two years ago, freshmen and sophomores stood in high school watching the nation decide the fate of U.S. politics. This year, they get to be a part of it. Many first time voters are excited to vote either in their home states or here in Pennsylvania.