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How Your Senators Voted: Trump-Backed Tax Reform Passes in the Senate

By Dominic Gregorio The Senate worked late Friday night, remaining in its chamber until nearly two o’clock Saturday morning to hammer out the particulars of tax reform efforts backed by President Trump. You already know where University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann stands on tax reform. Here’s how Penn students’ representation in the U.S. Senate, Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat

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Gutmann Asks Students to Lobby Against Trump Tax Plan

By Dominic Gregorio Penn president Amy Gutmann sent an email Thursday morning asking students to lobby against Trump-backed Republican tax reform proposals making their way through the U.S. House and Senate. Entitled “A Message to the Penn Community” and co-signed by Provost Wendell Pritchett and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, the email was sent to all undergraduates and began by

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Flood the Trustees’ Meeting: Fossil Free Penn Calls for Divestment

By Daniel Tancredi Student activist group Fossil Free Penn (FFP) held a silent protest at a meeting of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees on Friday, November 3. The protest began at 11:00 A.M. at Van Pelt Library as nearly 50 students came together with signs reading, “Divest now,” “Stop funding climate change,” “$12.4 million lost by not divesting,” “Climate

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Penn Students Hold Presentation on Environmental Racism

By Daniel Tancredi The student group Fossil Free Penn held a discussion on environmental racism as part of its weeklong engagement project called “Divestfest” Wednesday afternoon. About a dozen students participated in the event, detailing how the negative impacts of industries disproportionately affect minorities. The speakers at the event, who will remain anonymous, hailed from two student groups on campus:

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Panhellenic Council Tells You What Not to Wear for Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us, and nothing is scarier on a 2017 college campus than cultural appropriation. Accordingly, the Penn Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL) held a public meeting instructing students about which Halloween costumes are offensive to others. When it comes to Halloween costumes, the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation can be subtle. Learning and

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