Comments that Vice President Joe Biden made about China during last week’s commencement address has drawn ire from “disappointed” international students, who have condemned what they saw as an “inappropriate” use of the commencement address.
In a lone heated race during an otherwise quiet primary season, incumbent Alan Butkovitz defeated 1993 Fels Institute graduate Brett Mandel in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia’s city controller.
Wednesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Baptist Church, NBC 10 and Axis Philly, a local nonprofit news and information organization, hosted a panel entitled “What’s Next? A Forum on the Future of University City High School.”
A recording of off-the-record comments that Frank Luntz made while speaking on campus were leaked to the liberal news agency Mother Jones on Thursday.
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Tuesday afternoon, animal rights group Animal ACTivists of Philly rallied at 34th and Walnut streets against the abuse of research animals at Penn and other universities. According to a 2011 Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine report, Penn is number one among Ivy League universities in the number and severity of violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
As the gun control debate heats up on both the national and state stages, a recent survey shows that Penn students stand firmly on the side of more gun control — and reveals that many undergraduates have been personally affected by gun violence.
Though there’s still over a year before the primary, the race for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district seat is getting crowded — and several of the candidates have strong Penn connections. Tuesday, Fels Institute of Government faculty member Marjorie Margolies — who represented the 13th district from 1993-95 — made headlines with speculation that she may enter the race.
Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) discussed the issue of illegal immigration in a heated and intense debate on Friday in Houston Hall. The talk was organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Government and Politics Association.