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09/24/13 7:15pm

Penn for Palestine hosts discussion of 'Shattered Hopes'

Penn for Palestine brought Josh Ruebner — author and national advocacy director of U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation — to campus Tuesday.
09/22/13 8:11pm

School cuts hit local extracurricular programs

The school system is millions of dollars short of being able to meet its obligations this year, and that has forced schools to make cuts to staff and extracurricular programs.
09/17/13 6:51pm
Tom Wolf, one of the Democratic candidates for governor of Pennsylvania, will speak at Huntsman Hall.
09/09/13 7:57pm

Med prof turns to Penn for campaign fundraising

Valerie Arkoosh, who is running for U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz’s (D-Pa.) seat in the state’s 13th congressional district, raised $48,285 from University employees through the end of June.
09/09/13 6:06pm
Several Democrats lining up to challenge Republican Tom Corbett in 2014 have Penn connections and will visit campus sometime this semester.
09/04/13 7:20pm
The commission, which is co-chaired by 1974 College graduate Benjamin Ginsberg, discussed ways of improving current election policies.
08/30/13 6:04pm
Chaka Fattah, the congressman who represents West Philadelphia, will announce a partnership between Philadelphia research centers and a European Union initiative to invest in scientific innovation.
08/16/13 5:25pm

Judge blocks voter ID law through general election

The order comes after a nearly two week long trial to decide the law’s fate.
07/31/13 10:26pm

Gutmann signs 'innovation deficit' letter

In a letter published on Wednesday, Penn President Amy Gutmann and 185 other university presidents urged the government to reconsider higher education funding cuts.
07/31/13 10:17pm

Pa. official sued for issuing same-sex marriage licenses

D. Bruce Hanes, register of wills in Montgomery County, is being sued by The Pennsylvania Department of Health for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
07/31/13 10:16pm
On Wednesday night, Congress approved legislation that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year yield on a Treasury bond.
07/24/13 10:21pm
DreamActivist Pennsylvania rallied on behalf teenage undocumented immigrants in Spring Gardens on July 22. Immigration policy “affects all races,” one attendee said.
07/24/13 10:09pm

Law lecturers sue Gov. Corbett for right to marriage

Earlier this month, two Penn Law lecturers joined in a lawsuit against Gov. Tom Corbett demanding that a federal court overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
07/24/13 10:04pm
Diana Mutz, professor of political science and communication, testified as an expert witness last Friday in a trial on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s voter identification law.
07/17/13 10:33pm

Trial to decide fate of controversial voter ID law begins

The trial to decide the fate of Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law began on Monday in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.
07/10/13 10:39pm
Since June 28, protesters across Egypt have been demanding for President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation, which has affected Penn affiliates in the country.
07/10/13 9:57pm

Pa. budget allocates more funding to Penn programs for 2014

The University’s funding from the state of Pennsylvania will increase slightly for fiscal year 2014, which includes the coming school year. The School of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Infectious Disease will receive the majority of the funds.
07/02/13 9:35pm

Student loan interest rates increases will affect Penn borrowers

On July 1, the rate for Stafford subsidized loans — which affect about a third of Penn students — doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
06/26/13 6:05pm
Many in the Penn community have shown support for two cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 which have together given federal benefits to married same-sex couples and reinstated same-sex marriage in California.
06/24/13 11:44am
In a 7-1 ruling delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court ordered that Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin be reheard by a lower court because the fifth circuit court of appeals failed to “hold the University to the demanding burden of strict scrutiny” in its original decision.