Penn alumnus Joe Torsella, an active figure in Pennsylvania government and politics, was named to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday.
As in past election cycles, Democratic candidates won a majority of the Jewish vote in the midterm elections, but the complete story of the Jewish vote is far more complex.
For Penn, millions of dollars are potentially at risk with the change in political power in Harrisburg, Pa., and Washington, D.C., next year after the midterm elections.
Philadelphia’s upcoming mayoral election will be the focus of efforts by Penn Democrats, Penn College Republicans and the Penn Tea Party.
While Republicans scored a number of big wins across the country last week, netting one of the largest seat gains in Congress in half a century, Tea Party-backed candidates for Senate produced a far more mixed record.
Yesterday, professors John DiIulio, Jr., Neil Malhotra and John Lapinski, all of whom teach political science, gathered as a panel to explain the results of the recent elections and forecast the future of U.S. politics for students and faculty.
The midterms were a major success for the national Republican Party, but the full results also reveal an additional Republican victory that will impact Pennsylvania for the next decade.
With two Penn alumni slated to leave office, there is growing concern among administrators over the possible loss of federal and statewide funds for research.
Sharif Abdel Kouddous, senior producer for Democracy Now!, is mad at the corporate media. He spoke to a small crowd Thursday night about the importance of independent media.
The major races in Pennsylvania have been decided, and while statewide turnout is down compared to the 2006 midterm election, the results at Penn reveal a more complex story.
The races to replace Sen. Arlen Specter and Gov. Ed Rendell are over, and as results came in, supporters of Senate nominee Joe Sestak had one word for their feelings: disappointment.
At one of the last Democratic rallies this election season, Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd of 3,500 Penn students and community members about the stakes of tomorrow’s midterm election.
Protesters from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, a Philadelphia-based group which supports boycotts of the Israeli state, staged a flash mob Sunday at the Fresh Grocer at 40th and Walnut streets.
Monday and Tuesday, nonpartisan political groups will be expending their final efforts on making sure students get to the polls.
A glimpse at the National Mall on Saturday might suggest that people turned out to voice their opinions on issues ranging from marijuana to immigration, bears to pirates.
At Temple University on Saturday, the President delivered a short speech to a crowd of approximately 1,500 students and volunteers, imploring them to sign up to canvass before Election Day.
Michelle Obama will be headlining a Get Out the Vote rally at Wynn Commons on Monday night. Students and community members are allowed to start arriving at 5:30 p.m.
Students and local politicians gathered on a wet College Green Wednesday for the Get Out the LGBTQA Vote Rally, encouraging people to vote for allies of the LGBT community.
Students that have grown weary of an election season dominated by witchcraft ads and Nazi costumes had an opportunity to witness something different — a substantive debate on economic policy.
Elkanah Odembo, the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, gave a public address Tuesday evening to discuss Kenya’s recent progress as well as its goals for the future.