Articles by Charlotte Laracy
Grad student wins prize for work in Disability Studies“Disability studies focuses not on the fixed medical trait, but focuses more on the social and cultural experience.”
UPDATED: Students respond to Gutmann's announcement that Penn is a 'sanctuary' for undocumented studentsThe email comes amid heightened anxiety at Penn and other campuses over potential curbing of the rights of undocumented students by Donald Trump's administration.
A petition is calling for Amy Gutmann to make Penn a 'sanctuary campus.' Here's what that meansIn early November, Mayor Jim Kenney reiterated that Philadelphia remains a “sanctuary city” despite the intimidations from President-elect Donald Trump.
How Penn nurses fight off misconceptions about their professionIt's a question nurses hear all the time: "Oh, you're just a nurse. Can I see the doctor?"
Graduate students release open letter condemning racist hate against black freshmenPhysics graduate student Gaurav Shukla, president of Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, released an additional letter in tandem with the Inclusion Diversity Equality Access Leadership Committee about the racist GroupMe messages.
High school mentoring programs guide first-generation students through college application processThe Provost’s Summer Mentor Program and Science Technology Engineering, Mathematics Mentoring Program have helped Philadelphia students navigate the college-application process, which leads some of them back to Locust Walk.
The Clintons and the Obamas host a rally in Philadelphia hours before the electionDemocratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama addressed 30,000 people in front of Independence Hall.
SEPTA strike ends on Monday morning — subway and bus service to be restored throughout the dayOfficials said SEPTA service would be restored in phases during the day on Monday.
Super PAC will provide free Uber, Lyft rides on Election Day amid SEPTA strikeMy Ride to Vote, a California-based Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton, will be paying for Uber and Lyft rides to Philadelphia polls on Election Day
Clinton campaign volunteers flood the zone to mobilize Pennsylvania votersWith less than a week until the highly anticipated 2016 presidential election, the Clinton campaign is preparing for an intense effort to get out the vote on Penn’s campus as well as across Pennsylvania.
MBA student dies of complications from surgeryBenjamin Schüttler was pursuing an MBA at Wharton as well as a Masters degree of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
There is voter fraud in the U.S., but will not change the outcome of the election, according to Penn Prof.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been making allegations that the 2016 presidential election is rigged due to large-scale voter fraud in Philadelphia.
Why Pennsylvania doesn't have early votingMore than 37 states have some form of early voting, including in-person, on weekends or mail-in ballots, but key swing state Pennsylvania does not.
Professor urges men to step up and challenge 'locker room talk' like Trump'sIn an interview this week, professor Shaun Harper said not all, but too many men engage in sexist and misogynistic conversations in which they degrade and say “Trumpish” things about women.
How commuting by bike just got easier for faculty and staffThe Bike Commuter Expense Reimbursement Program will offer compensation to qualified faculty and staff for any out of pocket eligible expenses of up to $240 annually.
One of those anti-LGBTQ preachers was just arrested after elbowing a University of Georgia studentBrother Ross Jackson hit the student during a verbal confrontation in which the two individuals stood eye-to-eye, standing about an inch apart, according to The Red and Black, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia.
Why all those Clinton volunteers have been trying to switch your voter registration to PennsylvaniaPennsylvania is a key swing state for the 2016 election season and throughout Penn’s campus numerous advocacy groups have been registering students to vote in the Keystone State.
Tap water in Philadelphia contains unhealthy amount of cancer-causing chemical, report showsIt is the same chemical Erin Brockovich, later made famous when Julia Roberts portrayed her in a 2000 film, uncovered a large amount of industrial hexavalent chromium contamination in the drinking water of a town in California that had a cancer epidemic.
Why Philadelphia is a city that sleeps...for nowWhile New York City is known as the “city that never sleeps,” Philadelphia magazine recently said “Philly refuses to become a 24-hour city.”
Some candidates speak Spanish at rallies, but they should listen to what Latino voters really want, professor saysEven in an election where Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and “rapists,” there is little evidence showing that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is performing any better among Latino voters compared to previous Democratic presidential candidates.
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Penn students head to DNC as delegatesTwo Penn students will be voting and caucusing for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention even as Hillary Clinton remains the presumptive nominee.