Specter, a 1951 College graduate, is remembered for playing a key role in several Supreme Court nominations and for switching from a longtime Republican voice to a member of the Democratic party in 2009.
Last night in the Zellerbach Theatre, The Wharton School and the Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted a screening of Overdraft — a PBS documentary — which discusses the causes and dire consequences of the United States’ soaring national debt.
In what’s being called a loophole in the law, the Montgomery and Allegheny county governments plan to allow voter IDs to be produced by organizations other than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Centers.
In 2012, the University as a whole has so far spent $382,513 on the education industry throughout the first two lobbying quarters. The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania have spent $292,513, and the School of Medicine — which has its own government affairs office — has spent $90,000.
Of the eight states identified as toss-ups — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin — Pennsylvania only tops New Hampshire and Wisconsin in advertisement spending.
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Several professors are in the process of revising their curricula or creating new ones for fall semester courses — from Political Science to journalistic writing and communication studies — that will center around the election.
In addition to her duties representing the University, next month Penn President Amy Gutmann will be releasing a new book, The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It.
Romney spoke of the need to lower taxes to several hundred members of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association, the largest Tea Party group in the tri-state area.
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