Articles by Melanie Bavaria

10/25/12 11:44pm

Nobel laureates write public letter supporting Barack Obama

Stanley Prusiner, a 1964 College graduate and 1968 Medical School graduate, was among the signers. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997.
10/09/12 11:20pm

Focus on student voter registration yields big results

Voter registration in Pennsylvania officially closed Tuesday at midnight. Penn Leads the Vote sent in 1,498 registration forms as of Tuesday at 6 p.m., while Penn Democrats estimates sending in between 1,300 and 1,400 registration forms.
10/02/12 1:27pm

Pennsylvania judge strikes down Voter ID law

The much debated voter ID law in Pennsylvania will not go into effect for the Nov. 6 elections, just five weeks away.
09/30/12 10:28pm
On Friday, Romney hosted a private fundraising event at the Union League of Philadelphia.“We really would shock people if early in the evening on November 6, it looked like Pennsylvania was going to come our way,” he said.
09/27/12 10:15pm

Philadelphia will not issue voter IDs for polls

In what’s being called a loophole in the law, the Montgomery and Allegheny county governments plan to allow voter IDs to be produced by organizations other than the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver’s License Centers.
09/23/12 11:11pm
Robinson visited an Obama campaign office in Northwest Philadelphia Saturday morning to “rally the troops,” promote voter registration and make sure that the staff and volunteers knew that the First Family appreciated their efforts.
09/19/12 12:24am

Religion professor at center of Twitter controversy amid Middle East riots

On Sept. 12, Butler implied in a tweet that the creator of the controversial film “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked the prophet Mohammed, should be arrested.
09/16/12 9:11pm

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to rule on redistricting plan

Particularly when tied with the Voter ID laws, many Democrats label the new redistricting plan as an attempt at gerrymandering given that the GOP has a majority in both chambers and lead the drafting of the maps proposed in January and April.
09/10/12 9:46pm

Students react to 'legitimate rape' comments

Regardless of their views on abortion, many students are shaken by recent statements from Republican politicians regarding rape and incest.
09/03/12 3:39pm

Student Activities fair postponed due to weather

The Student Activities Fair, an annual New Student Orientation tradition hosted by the Student Activities Council, was cancelled Monday due to heavy rain and is rescheduled for Friday.
08/28/12 7:37pm

Students attend national conventions for class

Eight students from communication class “Conventions, Debates and Campaigns,” are in Tampa Bay, Fla., this week to experience and report the RNC.
12/11/11 9:57pm

Sunday beer distribution hours extended

Beer enthusiasts received good news last Wednesday when Pennsylvania State legislators passed a bill allowing beer distributors to extend their hours on Sunday.
12/05/11 10:55pm

City Council bill to guarantee more rights to same-sex couples

Contractors and subcontractors hired by the city for projects worth at least $250,000 must now offer benefits such as health coverage to lifetime partners of employees.
12/04/11 9:42pm
Though Jon Huntsman — a 1987 College graduate — and his family have connections to both Penn and the University of Utah, some believe the candidate is downplaying his degree from Penn.
11/30/11 1:13am
At least four Penn students and a faculty member were among about 50 people arrested this morning following a police raid of Center City’s Dilworth Plaza.
11/27/11 10:43pm

Supercommittee's failure may be trouble for Penn

Congress announced that the legislative “super committee” — made up of six Republicans and six Democrats — failed in its task to come up with the $1.2 trillion in federal budget savings agreed upon in August. This may put some of Penn’s finances in a precarious position.
11/21/11 7:57pm

Wharton professor and Penn alum dies at 89

Morris Hamburg died Nov. 14 of multiple strokes at age 89. He taught at Wharton for 46 years.
11/18/11 12:00am
Wharton School freshmen may have just finished their status reports for Management 100 — but for many, the origins of the class remain something of a mystery.
11/14/11 11:13pm

Occupy march makes stop in Philadelphia

Occupy Wall Street marchers arrived in Philadelphia on their way to Washington, D.C.
11/10/11 10:00pm

Occupy Philadelphia prepares for cold temperatures

Occupy Philadelphia is intent on staying put in front of City Hall through the winter — meaning that the protest movement is going to have to find a way to combat the falling temperatures.
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Blog Posts by Melanie Bavaria

01/25/06 9:34pm

Most undervalued

I said this last year, and I still think I'm right. Penn's most undervalued player is clearly Mark Zoller.
01/16/06 3:27pm

Anything But Uniform: Lafayette

When the Leopards and former Penn assistant Fran O'Hanlon come to the Palestra tonight, they will be wearing this.The uniforms are made by New Balance, and are relatively straightforward.I like the horizontal stripes down the sides, and the use of the silver/gray accenting.
01/13/06 9:13pm

No fog here

All day today, Philadelphia was shrouded in a thick fog that made it impossible to see more than a few feet out the windows in the high rise dorms.
01/11/06 7:15pm

Talking Hawks

When Saint Joseph's lost at Massachussetts on Wednesday night, it signaled a couple of things that Penn fans should pay attention to.
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