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Politics

04/05/10 12:57am

Students successfully lobby for labor rights

On April 1, Aramark and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers released a joint statement proclaiming an agreement that outlines better wages and improved working conditions for Florida tomato field workers.
04/05/10 12:23am

Political climate may affect students' desire to study in D.C.

Although Penn’s Washington Semester Program has been offered every semester since 1994, the political climate in the nation’s capital may affect students’ motivations for enrolling in the program.
04/02/10 5:50am
Despite the huge amount of media and legislative drama surrounding health care reform, most Penn students know little about the specifics of the bill that the president signed this week.
04/02/10 5:06am

Federalists strive for two-sided debate

Though the group has connections to United Nations officials and Supreme Court justices, few outside of the Law School know about Penn’s Federalist Society.
04/02/10 3:47am
As the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress, Murphy explained that he is leading the charge for repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell this year, a policy that he views not as a “peripheral issue” but central to U.S. national security.
04/01/10 4:19am

Penn Med, HUP see reform's effects

With the new health care legislation passed and signed into law, the direction Penn School of Medicine students choose to take may change over the coming years.
03/29/10 3:10am
Student leaders say that outside specific groups supporting the candidated, the election is much less pervasive on campus than the 2008 primary, when students widely volunteered for Obama or Clinton and attended political events around the city.
03/24/10 4:14am

Federal loan bill likely to pass

Along with passing a massive overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-211 in favor of a revised student financial aid bill on Sunday.
03/23/10 4:00am
The demonstrators fought to regain the attention of Congress and remind the White House of its promises to overhaul the immigration system.
03/22/10 6:05am
A breakdown of who gets counted in the U.S. Census and how to ensure you are counted correctly in the 2010 Census.
03/22/10 5:16am

Students prefer campaigning to donating

Most Penn students would probably have trouble remembering a time before political campaigns asked for monetary donations in addition to support. Many, however, prefer to back their candidates in other ways.
03/22/10 5:05am

Health care bill passes House

Penn students expressed various reactions to the legislation, intended to provide healthcare coverage to 32 million more Americans.
03/16/10 5:57am

Dems' senate campaigns to heat up at Penn

The Penn Democrats, along with Penn for Sestak and Penn for Specter, will be working hard to get out the vote before the semester comes to an end, according to Penn Dems President and College sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan.
03/16/10 4:24am
Lanny Breuer, the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, joined a panel of campus leaders to discuss violence against women.
03/03/10 7:55am

Penn Democrats and College Republicans bridge partisan gap

According to Penn Dems President and College sophomore Emma Ellman-Golan, the Shabbat Unity Dinner with the College Republicans is just one of the activities during which the two groups come together to emphasize bipartisanship.
03/02/10 4:44am

Alum appointed to Obama fiscal commission

Last week, President Barack Obama named Penn alumnus Andy Stern as one of the individuals serving on his fiscal commission.
03/02/10 4:00am

Experts say new credit card law won't affect students significantly

As part of the act, individuals under 21 years of age seeking to open a credit card account need a cosigner or the ability to prove sufficient assets for repayment.
03/01/10 3:31am
The 2008 election may be over, but the members of Penn’s Students for Sestak group have found a new kind of change they can believe in.
02/25/10 4:00am

Beer gets backer in Harrisburg

Proposed law would allow grocery stores and convenience stores to sell beer but not without concessions.
02/24/10 7:50am
Penn for Specter says the senator’s switch from the Republican to Democratic party last April is a mark of courage, not cowardice.