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01/17/15 11:00am
Philadelphia will face a range of pressing issues in 2015, and a new mayor will be at the forefront of it all. 
01/15/15 2:15am
Of the legion of Penn benefactors and gift givers, no two may be more infamous than David and Charles Koch. The famous industrialist siblings contributed more than $12.7 million to 163 colleges and universities in 2012.
01/14/15 2:03am
When Chris Hedges was uninvited to the IAA's peace conference, he wrote a subsequent denunciation of the student group. But the conflict could potentially be explained by deficient communication.
01/14/15 1:51am
Following President Barack Obama's announcement of resumed Cuba trade, Wharton will host the Cuba Opportunity Summit in New York City.
12/16/14 6:42pm
Other Ivies accommodated law students on a case-by-case basis
12/09/14 4:36pm
Recently, my fellow columnist Yessenia Gutierrez wrote about challenging the misguided notions about low-income students being “privileged” and “lucky” for not having to pay tuition.
12/09/14 2:48am
With Philadelphia mayoral election gaining citywide momentum in anticipation for the Democratic primary on May 19, Penn students are at risk from being shut out of the process.
12/08/14 2:47am
New senate committee chairmanships have Penn administrators fighting a previously lost battle: reinstating sequestration cuts.
12/04/14 1:52am
Protesters marched through the city on Wednesday evening.
12/03/14 10:24pm

Guest column by Melanie Young | Do black lives matter in education funding

How much do we have to take away from our children until they receive the message that their lives don't matter? The quality of K-12 students’ education often depends on their zipcode. Money matters in education.
12/03/14 2:14am
On Monday, 70 students laid in silence on the floor of Penn Law in solidarity with protestors around the country after the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision.
12/02/14 1:50am

After governor election, Phila. gets ready for mayoral campaign

Although the Democratic primary — which is important in Philadelphia, where Democrats generally win the general election — remains six months away, candidates to replace Mayor Michael Nutter are already beginning to emerge.
12/02/14 1:25am
In response to recent events — such as the shooting of Michael Brown by officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. — the White House has created the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to research and examine how to effectively reduce crime while building public trust.
12/01/14 8:20pm
Sam Sherman is a College junior from Marblehead, Mass. His email address is
12/01/14 2:34am
Leading up to and during this Thanksgiving break, many Penn students joined the national protest against a grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson, a white man, for shooting Michael Brown, a black teenager.
11/30/14 11:49pm
Hannah Rosenfeld is a College sophomore from Tokyo. Her email address is
11/24/14 11:23pm

Guest column by Devan Spear | Reclaiming the Undergraduate Assembly

Even more indicative of the problems with the political process of the Penn Undergraduate Assembly was the widespread propagation of the idea that the UA is not the place for activist work.
11/24/14 6:06pm
The Democratic National Committee, also known as the DNC, announced on Monday that Philadelphia will be one of three finalists that could host the party's 2016 national convention.
11/23/14 10:20pm
Jose Antonio Vargas, one of the faces of the undocumented immigrant as well as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, will be SPEC's fall speaker this year.
11/20/14 2:36am

School district admin. fails to produce numbers for pricey standardized testing

Parents, students, policymakers and educators gathered at Philadelphia City Hall to address their concerns with district spending on non-mandatory and additional testing.