With the May 18 Democratic primary election less than a month away and a close race between U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak and incumbent U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, student groups are starting to shift campaign efforts off campus.
Master of Science in Education student Dan Chinburg's motivation for bringing the movement to Penn is to “enhance the diversity of opinion” on campus, as well as to expose students to “alternate views … that are very foreign to their experiences.”
Annenberg professor found that dog ownership exerted a “small but significant” effect on voters’ opinions of each candidate.
Editor of The New Yorker David Remnick spoke Wednesday at the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Distinguished Lecture in Communication on “The Joshua Generation: Race and the Campaign of Barack Obama.”
Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton offered critiques of President Obama’s positions on American exceptionalism, Afghanistan and Iran.
The Tea Party Patriots, Inc., was created last year with the values of promoting “fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets,” according to its mission statement.
The primary allows voters to choose their party’s nominee for a number of state and federal positions. This year, it includes the contested Democratic Senate race between incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, who represents Pennsylvania’s 7th District.
It’s not everyday that Penn President Amy Gutmann sits down with three of Penn’s leading professors and two of America’s most influential political experts.
Penn Israel Coalition organized a trip to the nation’s capital to speak to legislators and advocate for issues related to Israel.
At a rally Wednesday night in the Lower Quad hosted by seven different student and faculty groups, Mayor Nutter urged all Penn students to complete their census forms, both for the good of Penn and the city as a whole.
Throughout the week, Penn is campaigning for students who live both on and off campus to fill out and submit their census forms. Census forms are due nationwide on May 14.
Experts say Specter, formerly a Democrat — and formerly a former Republican — made the switch because he faced a tough primary against his opponent, U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.).
On April 1, Aramark and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers released a joint statement proclaiming an agreement that outlines better wages and improved working conditions for Florida tomato field workers.
Although Penn’s Washington Semester Program has been offered every semester since 1994, the political climate in the nation’s capital may affect students’ motivations for enrolling in the program.
Despite the huge amount of media and legislative drama surrounding health care reform, most Penn students know little about the specifics of the bill that the president signed this week.
Though the group has connections to United Nations officials and Supreme Court justices, few outside of the Law School know about Penn’s Federalist Society.
As the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress, Murphy explained that he is leading the charge for repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell this year, a policy that he views not as a “peripheral issue” but central to U.S. national security.
With the new health care legislation passed and signed into law, the direction Penn School of Medicine students choose to take may change over the coming years.
Student leaders say that outside specific groups supporting the candidated, the election is much less pervasive on campus than the 2008 primary, when students widely volunteered for Obama or Clinton and attended political events around the city.
Along with passing a massive overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-211 in favor of a revised student financial aid bill on Sunday.