President's Summit: Penn is a Sponsor

Penn will be the only university sponsor of the Presidents' Summit to be held in Philadelphia April 27-29, Mayor Ed Rendell said at a press conference at Independence Hall last week. The University joins five corporate and three non-profit sponsors for the summit, which will have delegates from 140 cities. Provost Stanley Chodorow said at the press conference that Penn has a "multifaceted pledge to the summit," with faculty, students, staff and alumni involved in mentoring, health education activities and school work programs. Penn's collaboration with President Clinton's "America Reads" literacy initiative is slated to increase as half of Penn's new work-study funds and students are pledged to the project.


Volume 43 Number 31
April 22, 1997

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