Penn for Palestine brought Josh Ruebner — author and national advocacy director of U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation — to campus Tuesday.
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.
Tom Wolf, one of the Democratic candidates for governor of Pennsylvania, will speak at Huntsman Hall.
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.
Several Democrats lining up to challenge Republican Tom Corbett in 2014 have Penn connections and will visit campus sometime this semester.
The commission, which is co-chaired by 1974 College graduate Benjamin Ginsberg, discussed ways of improving current election policies.
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.
The order comes after a nearly two week long trial to decide the law’s fate.
In a letter published on Wednesday, Penn President Amy Gutmann and 185 other university presidents urged the government to reconsider higher education funding cuts.
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.
On Wednesday night, Congress approved legislation that would tie student loan interest rates to the 10-year yield on a Treasury bond.
DreamActivist Pennsylvania rallied on behalf teenage undocumented immigrants in Spring Gardens on July 22. Immigration policy “affects all races,” one attendee said.
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.
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.
The trial to decide the fate of Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law began on Monday in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.
Since June 28, protesters across Egypt have been demanding for President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation, which has affected Penn affiliates in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.