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Politics

08/04/11 3:22am

Student establishes first youth-led statewide LGBT organization

2011 College graduate and incoming Penn Design student Jason Goodman has established the first youth-run statewide LGBT organization in the country.
07/28/11 4:34am

Debt deals spare Pell Grant program

The Pell Grant program, which is on the chopping block as lawmakers look to make spending cuts to resolve the ongoing debt ceiling crisis, may remain intact.
07/28/11 4:22am
With a mission to “make politics more simple,” two Penn graduate students are creating a startup that helps voters discover candidates who hold political views in line with their own.
07/21/11 4:55am
The Public Policy Polling firm has found that President Barack Obama's statewide approval rating is at 46 percent.
07/07/11 4:27am

Pennsylvania budget cuts hit public universities

Although Gov. Tom Corbett fulfilled his promise not to raise any taxes, he reduced funding for social services, including higher education.
07/07/11 4:19am

New York votes to legalize same-sex marriage

Gay marriage, which will be legal in six states and Washington, D.C., is illegal in Pa. and unlikely to become legal anytime soon.
07/07/11 4:17am
Obama held two Democratic National Committee fundraising events in Philadelphia, one at the Hyatt Hotel at the Bellevue and one at the home of 1981 Penn Law graduate and Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David Cohen
06/21/11 11:00pm
Speaking from Liberty Park in Jersey City, N.J., 1987 College grad and former Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman Jr. announced his presidential campaign for the 2012 election.
06/16/11 4:27am

Huntsman joins the presidential race

1987 College graduate Jon Huntsman Jr. will announce his candidacy for the 2012 presidential elections on June 21 in front of the Statue of Liberty.
06/09/11 3:31am

Santorum launches presidential bid

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, has been the object of many Penn student protests.
05/19/11 4:39pm

Few Penn students vote in Philly primaries

Penn mirrored a city-wide trend of low voter turnout in this year's municipal primary elections on May 17.
05/18/11 12:04am

Penn grad Donald Trump will not run for President in 2012

1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump announced that he will not run in next year's presidential election.
05/12/11 9:22pm

Newt Gingrich will run for president in 2012

Controversy arose when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke at Penn earlier this year.
05/12/11 6:57pm

Summer Pell Grant cuts unlikely to affect Penn students

Though budget cuts that the United States Congress passed last month went into effect for the 2011 fiscal year, one of its main education-related cuts won’t affect students studying at Penn this summer.
04/25/11 12:32am
Canadian students came together to register to vote in the May 2 federal elections Saturday afternoon in an effort organized by Canadians at Penn.
04/22/11 12:45am

Proposed legislation may broaden sex crime definition

Legislation introduced in Congress last week would redefine sexual violence, broadening the array of crimes reported on college campuses across the country.
04/21/11 4:34am

Conservatives trust Donald Trump

Real estate mogul and Penn alum Donald Trump, who is rumored to run for the 2012 presidency, topped a recent poll on presidential support among conservatives.
04/18/11 1:26am
Wharton and College junior Charles Gray, the newly elected president of the College Republicans, sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian to discuss his plans for the upcoming year.
04/14/11 11:23pm

For Penn, limited impact from federal budget cuts

Though national budget proposal cut funding to education, Penn programs saw limited changes.
04/08/11 2:17am
Various discussion centered around the impact of recent proposed budget cuts to education.