Apartheid, SJP Style

By Toren Arginteanu Towards the end of spring, various student groups at universities worldwide held events for “Israel Apartheid Week.” According to its website, “Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness of Israel’s settler-colonial project and apartheid system over the Palestinian people and build support for the … Continue reading Apartheid, SJP Style

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Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn

Jon Huntsman, Jr., Penn alum and former governor of Utah, spoke at Huntsman Hall on February 15 in a forum titled U.S. and China: Where We Go From Here. Huntsman participated in a question and answer session on U.S.-China relations based on his public service experience, which has ranged from working as staff assistant for … Continue reading Huntsman Speaks on U.S.-China Relations at Penn

Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Announced as Penn Executive Fellow

Former Mayor of Philadelphia Michael Nutter has been announced as the Senior School of Social Policy and Practice Executive Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research, according to the School of Social Policy and Practice. Nutter is a 1979 graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Democratic former mayor who … Continue reading Former Philadelphia Mayor Nutter Announced as Penn Executive Fellow

We Stand With the Black Community at Penn

Black students at Penn have been subjected to horrific, disgusting, racist attacks on social media over the past several days. According to a university-wide email message, one University of Oklahoma student has been suspended in connection with a GroupMe chat titled “Mud Men,” rife with racial slurs, graphic images, and explicit threats of lynching intended … Continue reading We Stand With the Black Community at Penn

Penn Students Temporarily Block Entrance to Football Game in Response to Racist GroupMe

Just before halftime at the Harvard-UPenn football game on Friday, November 11, over a hundred students defiantly responded to the news that numerous black freshmen were added to a racist GroupMe earlier that day. According to a statement from the University of Pennsylvania, “Black freshman students at Penn were added to a racist GroupMe account … Continue reading Penn Students Temporarily Block Entrance to Football Game in Response to Racist GroupMe

Penn Students Hold ‘Solidarity Walk’ to Protest Trump Victory

“Overcome.” “Love trumps hate.” “We go high, they go low.” “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now.” “The people, united, will never be defeated.” These are a few of the messages University of Pennsylvania students chanted loud and clear during a “Solidarity Walk” the day after the election of one of … Continue reading Penn Students Hold ‘Solidarity Walk’ to Protest Trump Victory

Penn Reacts to Clinton Loss with Canceled Classes and Coloring

After a historic Election Day, the University of Pennsylvania is reacting to the first election of one of its own alumni to the highest office of the United States. Many professors canceled classes and examinations scheduled for Wednesday. A Wharton management professor claimed to “have heard from an unusual number of students this morning that … Continue reading Penn Reacts to Clinton Loss with Canceled Classes and Coloring