The Rise of American Research Universities: Elites and Challengers in the Postwar Era (Johns Hopkins University Press) by Hugh Davis Graham of Vanderbilt and Nancy Diamond of the University of Maryland/Baltimore County, is reviewed in The New York Times March 19 by Karen W. Arenson. The study covering the 25-year period 1965-1990 gives Stanford first place and Princeton second. At third in a three-way tie are Chicago, Harvard and Yale. Columbia is sixth, Duke and Penn tie for seventh, and Brandeis and Johns Hopkins tie for ninth. The study also ranks public institutions, with U.C. Berkeley as number one, followed by U.C. Santa Barbara, SUNY Stony Brook, Michigan, Wisconsin at Madison, Illinois-Urbana, Indiana, U.C. San Diego, and Colorado.
To prepare for the changeover, an oversight committee is being formed ( see story in this issue). Any school or center that has a stake in the use of PennCard's magnetic stripe is particularly asked to contact planners ( see story in this issue).
Along with 2% increases in residential charges (from $4,342 to $4,428) and in the 15-meal dining plan (from 2,624 to $2,676), the overall cost increase for room and board is 4.5% (from $28,096 to $29,354).
President Judith Rodin said Penn will maintain the need-blind admissions policy.
Graduate tuition and fees will also increase 5.3%, from $21,992 to $23,158.
The team will be on campus April 1-4. The open interview has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 2, from 4:30-5 p.m. in Suite 200 of Houston Hall. It is open to all members of the campus community. Copies of the final self-study report, with its appendices, are available for inspection at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. The study without the appendices ( Almanac December 10, 1996), is on the web at http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews.
Volume 43 Number 27
March 25, 1997
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