NEWS IN BRIEF
U.S. Graduate Deans at Penn
Graduate school deans from sixty leading U.S. research institutions
came to Penn over the weekend as the Association of Graduate Schools met
here for the first time in its history. Two Penn speakers at the 47th
Annual Meeting were Dr. James O'Donnell of Classical Studies on
"Electrifyng the Seminar" and Annenberg School Dean Kathleen Hall
Jamieson on "Mass Media and Cynicism About Institutions." Congressman
Robert S. Walker (R-PA), also spoke to the group, on federal funding
policies of interest to those in graduate eduction.
Note: This week in Almanac, Vice Provost Janice Madden discusses a
national organization's proposal for changing the support base for
graduate education. See Benchmarks, back page.