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.