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02/19/10 5:49am

College Republicans return to roots

This weekend, members of the Penn College Republicans will be attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
02/12/10 5:27am

Counting Penn in 2010

Confusion over where students are counted in the census has lead to miscounts in the past, but Penn students and staff are doing their part to make Penn’s count as seamless as possible.
02/11/10 5:33am

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives considers raising minimum wage

Pennsylvania State Representative and Penn alumnus Mark Cohen thinks it’s time to raise the state’s minimum wage again — a measure that would affect many college students working minimum wage jobs.
02/09/10 6:50am

Penn Dems mum on Senate race

On Saturday, the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee voted to endorse incumbent Senator Arlen Specter over Congressman Joe Sestak in the 2010 U.S. Senate election.
02/08/10 7:20am

Healthcare bill won’t hurt PSIP

Despite uncertainty surrounding healthcare legislation, administrators are optimistic the Penn Student Insurance Plan will continue to provide quality care to the 9,363 students it covers.
02/02/10 6:59am

Penn hosts discussion on children's health care

Monday morning at the Penn Law School, the Field Center — a group dedicated to making reforms in child welfare — held a discussion concerning what lies ahead in healthcare reform.
02/01/10 5:19am

Two years into his term, Mayor Michael Nutter makes City Hall more accessible to College Hall

Despite the budget constraints that have eclipsed many of Nutter’s planned initiatives, Penn officials and political analysts say Nutter’s real accomplishment has been changing the tenor of university relationships, making City Hall much more accessible and open to College Hall.
01/29/10 4:40am

Supreme Court vote allows for more corporate campaign advertising

Individuals have always been able to create their own advertisements — provided they had the money to do so. Corporations and unions were barred from doing this. In a 5-4 vote, the court ruled that these restrictions were in violation of corporations’ and unions’ First Amendment rights.
01/28/10 6:34am
Students gathered at venues across campus to watch President Barack Obama's second State of the Union address.
01/28/10 6:02am
Wednesday evening, the Wharton Asia Club hosted a presentation by the highest ranking government representative from Hong Kong based in the United States, Commissioner Donald Tong.
01/26/10 6:39am
Penn students from all over the country have received Philadelphia jury duty summons as a result of registering to vote in Pennsylvania for the 2008 presidential election.
01/26/10 5:01am
Pennsylvania’s Senate primary may not be until May 18, but Democratic candidate Joe Sestak isn’t wasting any time getting his message out to students.
01/20/10 5:42am
One year ago today, Penn students packed into Houston Hall and huddled in the cold on the National Mall to watch Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th President of the United States.
01/20/10 3:50am

Preserving the majority: Penn Dems try to fill Kennedy's vacant Senate seat with one of their own

Monday night, Penn Dems made the most of campaigning technology to support Democrat Martha Coakley in a special election to fill the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat. With 89 percent of ballots counted, Brown receieved 52 percent of the vote to Coakley’s 47 percent, according to CNN.
01/19/10 6:09am
Last week Penn for Palestine held a memorial for the lives lost in the conflict with Israel in Gaza last winter, and reactions within the Penn community were mixed.
12/03/09 5:36am

Behind the scenes with Jon Stewart

Professor Gail Shister took her class to The Daily Show in New York City on Tuesday as a part of her “Television Criticism” writing seminar.
12/03/09 4:32am

New Penn Dems leaders hope to harness energy of '08

College sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan and Wharton junior Liz Celata will take the helm of Penn Democrats, hoping to increase excitement among students for the upcoming gubernatorial and senatorial elections.
12/01/09 5:54am

Hart gauges public views on Obama, Congress

Peter Hart's Annenberg study, to be aired on C-SPAN, sought to elicit qualitative feedback on the new administration’s progress thus far.
11/24/09 4:46am

Biden offers positive economic outlook

Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Committee of Seventy’s annual breakfast yesterday at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue.
11/19/09 2:46am

Phila. has spent just 0.5% of its stimulus funds

Nine months have passed since President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but Philadelphia has spent less than $800,000 of its allotted stimulus money.