Articles by Celia Kreth
Pennsylvania’s soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate Seat might be filled by a Penn affiliateThe announcement of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)'s retirement in early October has prompted a flood of candidates to enter the race.
Students support Biden’s Title IX rules, seek more campus sexual assault prevention measuresBiden recently ordered an expansive review of existing Title IX regulations on sex and gender discrimination and violence in schools, prompting members of Penn’s anti-violence groups to call for further support for sexual assault survivors at the University.
Wharton graduate and climate activist Jessica Haller runs for New York City Council1997 Wharton graduate Jessica Haller, who grew up in the Bronx, is running as a Democrat to represent the 11th District in the New York City Council in a special election held on March 23.
Penn Leads the Vote encourages students to campaign for positions in May municipal electionPLTV, a nonpartisan group, is gearing up to get Penn students to run for three of the five positions that are responsible for running local polling places: two inspectors and one judge of election.
Senate acquits 1968 Wharton grad and former President Trump on insurrection incitement chargeThe Senate voted to acquit Trump in his second impeachment trial on — falling short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.
Here’s what Penn’s political groups are planning for the spring — virtually and on campusFour of Penn's political groups detail how they are gearing up for a hybrid approach to event-hosting and community building this semester.
Students eager for Biden to reverse Trump-era environment, immigration, education policiesStudents and professors expressed a sense of optimism towards the Biden-Harris administration as they look forward to the reversal of several Trump-era policies.
Meet the Penn graduates tapped to serve in the Biden-Harris administrationA new slate of Penn affiliates will serve in leadership roles within the Biden-Harris administration, ranging from the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach to Biden's White House COVID-19 Response Team.
President-elect Biden names Penn alumni to White House staffThree Penn graduates were appointed to Biden's White House staff this week, completing the Biden-Harris transition team's endeavor to appoint 100 diverse staffers by the end of 2020.
Penn takes center stage in the 2020 presidential electionThe history-making presidential election saw an intense battle between former Penn professor Joe Biden and 1968 Wharton graduate and Republican incumbent Donald Trump, with Pennsylvania flipping blue to propel Biden to the White House.
Here's how Penn graduates running for office did on Election DayThey span across six states and the majority are running for seats in the United States House of Representatives. Nine are incumbents, while seven are running for the first time.
Amid a poll worker shortage, Penn students are stepping up to work on Election DayAround Philadelphia, Penn students have expressed so much interest in working at the polls that the commonwealth has had to turn some volunteers away.
Biden hosts Philadelphia town hall in lieu of presidential debateBiden is currently on an unpaid leave of absence from the University, but remains the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, and has established the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Are 'bad things' happening at the Philadelphia polls? Student political organizers say no.Although Trump is concerned about election integrity in Philadelphia, Penn students are not. Instead, student leaders are pointing the finger at the 1968 Wharton graduate himself.
Pennsylvania will allow mail-in ballots this election. Here's all you need to know.While absentee ballots require the voter to list a reason they cannot vote in person– like traveling out of state during the election, or having an illness or physical disability – anyone can apply for and receive a mail-in ballot.
‘Out now!’: Penn students join protests outside President Trump’s Philadelphia town hallOutside the venue, at least 200 people gathered for an anti-Trump demonstration organized by Refuse Fascism Philly and the Penn Community for Justice.
Cory Booker, Pa. AG Josh Shapiro headline Penn Dems virtual kickoff eventThe event was held over Zoom Monday night, and is part of Penn Dems' effort this semester to encourage as many people as possible to vote.
Penn closed on-campus housing for the fall. Now, fewer students can vote in Pa. in 2020Though upperclassmen with residences in Philadelphia remain eligible to vote, most first years did not live on campus, preventing them from establishing a residence and registering to vote in the state.
Penn Dems and Penn for Biden gear up for election season through a virtual formatPenn Democrats have seen over 150 sign-ups after posting about it in the Class of 2024 Facebook group, along with many new Facebook likes and follows on their social media pages.