Articles by Nicole Rubin
Why a former Penn Police officer filed a lawsuit because he refused to shave his beardJoseph Lewis had been a Penn Police officer for close to six years before his sergeant told him to shave or go home, according to his legal complaint.
Crime Log: Nov. 11 - Nov. 22See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Nov. 11 and Nov. 22.
Phila. District Attorney creates 'ethnic intimidation' task forceEthnic intimidation, which is another legal term for hate crimes, is an overt action coupled with targeting an individual of a group which falls under the statue.
A politically charged Thanksgiving splits tables along with turkeysThanksgiving is always a time where charged political conversation can send divisions down sides of the table.
College students petition Dean's Advisory Board to reform Pass/Fail systemThree College sophomores, Emily Lurie, Raquel Szomstein, and Elena Prieto, sent out a survey on Tuesday afternoon introducing students to their proposal for a new Pass/Fail system.
Former Penn Police officer says his beard problems were the reason he was firedThe officer, Joseph Lewis, claimed he was fired because he maintained facial hair, which is reportedly against University policy. His skin condition, primarily affects black men and stems from an issue with ingrown hairs that create bumps every time he shaves, Billy Penn reported.
Trump's classmates react to his election winThe rise of 1968 Wharton graduate Donald Trump came as a shock to many, but even more shocking was his win in the general election.
What the polls got wrong in 2016 and why we still need them, according to Penn professorsWharton professor J. Scott Armstrong and political science professor Marc Meredith spoke to The Daily Pennsylvanian this week about the failure of polling.
Crime Log: Oct. 29 - Nov. 3See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Oct. 29 and Nov. 3.
Chuck Todd talks Trump, Clinton and 'the worst presidential election in my lifetime'Chuck Todd told The Daily Pennsylvanian that the 2016 race is a "man-made political disaster."
When your parents are Trump supporters: Students describe the confusing realityIt’s the eternal question — discussed during those testy Thanksgiving dinners and on long car rides — how to engage your parents when they are voting for a different political candidate.
Education professor says that we must teach children to stop bullies like Donald TrumpTo Linda Lucker-Leibowitz, an expert in the Graduate School of Education in studying childhood bullies, Republican nominee Donald Trump has proven to be a perfect test case.
Crime Log: Oct. 14 — Oct. 20See all the crimes committed in the Penn Patrol Zone between Oct. 14 and Oct. 20.
Armed robbery at T-Mobile store on 34th and Chestnut streets prompts UPennAlertAn armed robbery occurred at 6:38 p.m. on Wednesday at 3441 Chestnut St., prompting a UPennAlert. At that time, a robbery was reported in progress at the T-Mobile store, according to the Division of Public Safety. The suspect entered the store, indicated he had a gun and told the store clerk to open the cash register.
How Penn Police plans to keep you safe this HalloweenYou might think that with the increase of drunken people on the streets with dark costumes, Halloween weekend would lead to an increase in crime — but you’d be wrong.
How a Wharton graduate's independent presidential bid could win Utah and upend the raceIf McMullin were to win Utah, it would be the first time the state has elected a non-Republican presidential candidate since 1964.
Trump's Penn classmates decry candidate as 'proto-fascist' and 'shockingly horrible'"Like most Americans, and perhaps even most Republicans, I wouldn’t feel comfortable being in the same neighborhood as this guy," said Donald Morrison, a 1968 College graduate, of Donald Trump.
Crime Log: Sept. 30 - Oct. 6See what crimes occurred in the Penn Patrol Zone between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6.
Campus sexual violence prevention advocates: Trump 'perpetuates' rape culture“When someone participates in private conversations where they talk about groping women, they are normalizing the idea that women are sexual objects” College junior Amanda Silberling said.
Penn wins lawsuit against family of brain cancer victimA federal judge has ruled in favor of Penn in a recent lawsuit against a neuroscientist who died after exposure to radiation while researching at the University. The plaintiffs plan to appeal the result.
Blog Posts by Nicole Rubin
Justice Antonin Scalia's death sends Congress into an election season frenzyBarely hours after Justice Antonin Scalia's death was announced on Saturday, Feb. 13, social media exploded with arguments over who has the right to nominate his replacement.
Bernie Sanders' N.H. win is a milestone for Jewish communityCollege junior Katie Hartman, the president of Penn Hillel, applauded his win as an "exciting thing for Jewish Americans."
Tweets and GIFs: A gateway to political discourseFor any political observer, Donald Trump’s sound bites have become as familiar as his rising poll numbers: build a wall, make America great again, our politicians are stupid. With the advent of tweets, GIFs and memes, it’s become even easier to qualify political information into granular bits.
Penn fellow weighs in on the meaning of terrorismThe word “terrorism” is often tied to various crimes — but the recent shooting of a Philadelphia police officer has sparked disagreement over the usage of the word. The debate over what counts as terrorism comes after Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio spoke out against Mayor Kenney’s denial of terroristic action as the cause of the Philadelphia shooting. Expert Piotr Szpunar, George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, said that the word can spark disagreement because of the openness of its definition.