Articles by Evan Medina
Colleges involved in ‘land grabs’Three American universities are allegedly involved in purchasing large tracts of land in Africa, according to a series of reports released this month.
Farewell Column by Evan Medina | It gets betterIn his farewell column, former columnist Evan Medina refuses to believe that his life has officially peaked at the ripe old age of 22.
Peace Not Politics | The hidden danger of bracketologyNewt Gingrich’s criticism of President Barack Obama's bracket choices speaks to a more pressing issue — people simply expect too much from the president.
Peace Not Politics | Don’t throw students overboardThe GOP budget cuts over $61 billion from federal programs that directly impact college students, including Teach for America and Pell grants.
Peace Not Politics | For Republicans’ sake — run, Huntsman, runRegardless of his chances, Jon Huntsman Jr. running for president serves an important purpose — giving Republicans a choice.
Peace Not Politics | Appreciate the power of local politicsPenn students should be more aware of what Philadelphia's local government is doing. They should also maybe even vote once or twice.
Peace Not Politics | Reviving bipartisanship — it could happenCongressional Republicans face a defining choice — work with the president on major policy issues or obstruct his agenda for the next two years.
New START treaty delayed in SenateCollege Republicans and Penn Dems hold different views regarding the nuclear arms agreement signed by President Obama and Russian President Medvedev in April.
Lower Merion LGBT bill gets green lightLegislators in Lower Merion voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve an ordinance to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from discrimination.
Suburb to vote on LGBT billWhile the debate over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights continues at the national level, one Penn student is pushing for LBGT equality locally.
Penn Caucus brings funds to the UniversityThe Penn Caucus — a group designed to educate members of the Pennsylvania state legislature about the value of Penn — advocates for University funding on the floor of the general assembly.
Students skeptical of congressional term limitsIn an election year featuring heavy anti-incumbent sentiment, dozens of incoming lawmakers have pledged to limit their congressional terms — which some Penn politicos oppose.
Penn Dems 2010 leaders look forward to 'cultivating a base' in off-election yearCollege sophomores Isabel Friedman and Jake Shuster will take charge of the Penn Democrats as president and vice president, respectively. Having been elected Wednesday, they discussed their plans for the group with The DP.
Save money in off-campus housingAfter two years of unlucky breaks with on-campus living you’ve finally decided to move off campus. Now it’s time to face your biggest challenge — convincing your parents it’s both affordable and safe.
E-bullying in national spotlightA bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would require universities that receive federal funding to prohibit harassment based on a student’s sexual orientation.
Obama taps alum as U.N. repPenn alumnus Joe Torsella, an active figure in Pennsylvania government and politics, was named to a position in President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday.
Jewish voters not singular blocAs in past election cycles, Democratic candidates won a majority of the Jewish vote in the midterm elections, but the complete story of the Jewish vote is far more complex.
Gov’t funding may take hitFor Penn, millions of dollars are potentially at risk with the change in political power in Harrisburg, Pa., and Washington, D.C., next year after the midterm elections.
Analysts split on Tea Party effectWhile Republicans scored a number of big wins across the country last week, netting one of the largest seat gains in Congress in half a century, Tea Party-backed candidates for Senate produced a far more mixed record.