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Politics

09/03/20 11:26pm
Penn Democrats have seen over 150 sign-ups after posting about it in the Class of 2024 Facebook group, along with many new Facebook likes and follows on their social media pages.
09/02/20 11:47pm
The book, titled Philadelphia Battlefields: Disruptive Campaigns and Upset Elections in a Changing City, hit shelves in August.
08/31/20 5:48pm
The grant, which was accepted on Thursday, will be used to buy vote-counting equipment, increase satellite election offices, and place drop boxes around the city.
08/24/20 8:19pm
The correspondence, exclusively obtained by The Daily Pennsylvanian, represents one of the most overt instances of Penn professors speaking out against Trump, a 1968 Wharton graduate. 
08/11/20 5:32pm
Harris will be the first Black woman and first Asian American to be nominated for national office by a major party, and the fourth woman in American history selected for one of their presidential tickets.
08/09/20 11:51pm
Protesters' demands include that Penn fire Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, Drexel cut ties with independent police department reviewer and former Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, and Penn and Drexel pay PILOTs, payments which support the Philadelphia community and schools.
08/08/20 12:49am
The move by Governor Tom Wolf endeavors to make the voting process safer, faster, and more accessible amid the pandemic. 
08/07/20 1:34am
The president of the union that represents campus police denied any racial profiling by the Penn Police. The allegations come as the Division of Public Safety faces an independent review.
08/04/20 11:31pm
After the state's 20 electoral votes were decided by less than one percentage point in the last presidential election, both parties have since been pouring resources into Pennsylvania. But recent state polls place presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden ahead of 1968 Wharton graduate and president Donald Trump. 
08/04/20 8:01pm
The recently published study finds that personal political affiliation has more influence on social distancing than health-related concerns. It also dismisses the popularized notion that youth socialization is responsible for rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in America.
07/31/20 4:33am
On Tuesday, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring medical professionals stating misleading information about the coronavirus pandemic and labeled it as a “must watch!!!" Hours later, Twitter suspended his account for 12 hours for violating "Twitter Rules."
07/29/20 1:23am
Rising College junior Jack Cahill was selected to be an at-large delegate by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party on July 17 and was notified of his selection by the Sanders campaign.
07/27/20 1:34am
This year, Democrats need a net gain of four senate seats and nine state house seats to control both chambers of Congress. 
07/24/20 4:46pm
Penn students and Philadelphia community members gathered outside the Penn Police Department headquarters on 4040 Chestnut Street shortly after 12 p.m. on Friday to protest Penn Police's alleged involvement in tear gassing protesters on 52nd Street on May 31.
07/22/20 1:27am
Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Penn President Amy Gutmann asking for details on what percentage of Penn’s endowment assets are managed by diverse-owned firms. 
07/20/20 9:43pm
The Center for Carceral Communities is an initiative of the School of Social Policy & Practice, headed by SP2 professor Toorjo Ghose, that helps formerly incarcerated people reengage with their communities in West Philadelphia.
07/18/20 9:26pm
Lewis leaves behind a distinguished legacy as a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement and a longtime United States Congress member.
07/17/20 1:06am
Between the November 2019 election and this year's June 2 primary the list of eligible voter grew by only 0.8% even after the delayed primary gave residents an additional month to register.
07/15/20 12:39am
Penn Leads the Vote expects its events to be solely virtual, while Penn Democrats, Penn College Republicans, Penn Justice Democrats, and Penn for Biden will try to hold smaller in-person events. 
07/14/20 10:57pm
The campaign, Penn for PILOTs, is the first united effort by Penn faculty and staff that demands the University pay PILOTs, voluntary financial payments that property tax-exempt organizations make to local governments.