Political polarization distilled using data science
Penn juniors Emma Arsekin and Janelle Schneider broke down partisanship politics by analyzing metadata as PURM research assistants for political science Professor Daniel Hopkins.
African Americans have been blocked from voting, but the Black vote is not a ‘bloc’
Black History Month’s theme for 2020 is African Americans and the Vote. Three Penn scholars define what the “Black vote” means when viewed through history, and what it doesn’t mean when viewed as an indivisible bloc.
After political debates, FactCheck.org tells the true story
During each presidential debate, the team at FactCheck.org watches and listens closely to verify statements made by candidates, and draws precise lines between fact, misleading information, and sometimes pure fiction, for voters to have access to the truth.
Penn President celebrates new voting machines by exercising her civic duty
Amy Gutmann cast her ballot at Vance Hall two hours shy of polls closing in this off-year election, with new voting machines on site and across the entire city.
Carbon-neutral by 2042: CSAP 3.0’s most ambitious plan
At the University Council meeting on Oct. 23, Craig Carnaroli and Anne Papageorge highlighted the current successes and future plans of Penn’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0. with an ambitious goal—to be 100% carbon neutral by 2042.