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Politics

10/06/14 1:31am
As federal legislators take up the effort to combat sexual assault on campuses, Penn administrators have concerns with a proposed bill to change sexual assault protocols at colleges across the country.
09/30/14 1:52am
On Sept. 17, Penn Law alum and current professor, Ken Trujillo, declared that he will be running for Mayor of Philadelphia next year.
09/25/14 1:55am
Throughout the week, Penn for Syrian Refugees, Penn Arab Student Society and Al Bustan Seeds of Culture are hosting Syria Awareness Week.
09/24/14 1:29am
Penn for Pennsylvania, a student group recently started by three freshman hall mates, has been lobbying for a Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate to be held at Penn’s Annenberg Center.
09/22/14 2:02am

New coalition brings differing political opinions together

Last Thursday was the inaugural session of the Penn Political Union, a new branch of the Government and Politics Association. The organization is the first central political institution for people of all political perspectives at Penn to voice their ideas and opinions.
09/22/14 1:35am
A group of 90 Penn students took to the streets of New York on Sunday to participate in the People's Climate March
09/22/14 1:26am

With elections looming, Penn groups push for voter registration

In anticipation for the midterm elections, Penn has a jam-packed schedule for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
09/19/14 5:42pm
Under the new law, a person stopped with less than 30 grams of marijuana will only have to pay a $25 fine
09/18/14 1:02am
While Penn’s presence and power on Wall Street has been well documented, over the last few years Penn and its alumni have been gradually working to build their influence in Washington D.C.
09/11/14 3:07am
While New York and the rest of the country were sent into a fit of chaos and confusion, Penn’s campus reflected very much the same picture.
09/10/14 9:32am
In the near future, having a little bit of weed in your pocket while strolling the streets of Philadelphia will not make you a criminal.
09/02/14 10:30pm
As students return to campus looking to get involved with extracurricular activities, Penn Democrats, one of the most active political organizations on campus, has a prominent recruiting tool: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.
09/01/14 9:42pm
While gridlock in Washington, D.C. continues to cripple countless legislative efforts from across the political spectrum, Penn’s legislative agenda has been left to suffer.
08/20/14 8:22pm

PennDems hopeful for 2016 national convention in Philadelphia

The Democratic National Committee named Philadelphia as a finalist to host the 2016 Democratic convention, where delegates will officially nominate the party's candidate for President.
07/30/14 8:45pm
Medical Ethics and Health Policy professor Jennifer Prah Ruger and Law School professor Theodore Ruger teamed up with Boston University professor George Annas to write an article released in the New England Journal of Medicine. They discuss the controversial five to four Hobby Lobby decision and argue that drugs and devices critical to health should be universally available.
06/18/14 7:17pm
Despite speculation of a bid for the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton gave attendees no inclination of her political plans. Buttons emblazoned with slogans like "Hillary 2016" and "Madame President" were spattered throughout the crowd.
06/18/14 6:13pm
Selection criteria include whether the city has facilities capable of staging the event and if there are enough hotels to accommodate the delegates and media. The final decision will be announced later in 2014 or in early 2015.
05/25/14 1:46pm
After a court decision struck down the ban against same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Governor Tom Corbett decided not to appeal the decision despite his conflicting personal beliefs. The Daily Pennsylvanian takes a look at why he may have ended the fight.
05/21/14 5:00pm

Pennsylvania primary election knocks Penn affiliates out of race

Four affiliates of the University lost their respective elections for nominations. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf will face off against incumbent Tom Corbett in November.
04/27/14 3:01pm

State rep incumbent: To fix Philadelphia schools, we need a 'funding formula'

State representative James Roebuck is running for reelection for the 188th Legislative District, which encompasses Penn’s campus. The Daily Pennsylvanian spoke to Roebuck about his political platform.