News in Brief


Service at the Arboretum for Dr. Klein

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m. at the Morris Arboretum for the late Dr. William McKinley Klein, Jr., who revitalized the Arboretum during his years as director, 1977-1991. All members of the University are invited; please RSVP to (215) 247-5777.


Council: No Vote on Bylaw re UMC

With 40 members present, Wednesday's University Council meeting was six short of a quorum and could not vote on the proposal to amend the bylaws to allow for a seat for the United Minorities Council. As outgoing chair of Steering, Dr. Peter Kuriloff said that as past chair next year he will seek a change in the bylaws to resolve a recurring problem in achieving a quorum. With respect to a continuing controversy over this year's A-3 Assembly election, for which no results were announced (see Speaking Out, Almanac April 8), he said he will propose a process in which all member organizations of Council certify their election procedures and outcomes as a condition of being seated.

(More on Council in the May 13 issue.--Ed.)


Street Vending: Ordinance Proposed

A proposal to regulate street vending activities in University City will be introduced at City Council on Thursday, May 9, by Councilwoman Janie Blackwell, and will go to committee before action. As described by Vice President Carol Scheman in this issue, the proposed ordinance would cap the number at the present level of 91 vendors.


1997 Housing Fair: May 7

The Office of the Treasurer, which administers the Guaranteed Mortgage Program which facilitates Penn faculty and staff purchase of homes near campus, will hold its annual Housing Fair on Wednesday, May 7, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. Refreshments are served.

Faculty and staff can meet bankers, realtors and representatives of title insurance companies and moving van companies. They can also secure their own personal credit reports for $1, and those who complete a housing survey are eligible for prizes.


U2 Twice at Franklin Field

In addition to its performance June 8, the U2 PopMart Tour '97 has added a concert at Franklin Field on Saturday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. On Thursday and Friday, May 8-9, Penn students, faculty, and staff can purchase either two or four tickets per person prior to public offering May 10. Tickets are $52.50 each, and sales are in person only, with valid PennCard; for other details call 898-6151.


Bobby in the Lobby

At a happy hour to be held every Wednesday through May, the Faculty Club will have complimentary hors d'oeuvres, reduced drink prices, and live music in the lobby for members and guests. The music is by Bob Blake, C '72, a pianist remembered from undergraduate days as writer/producer of the first student musical performed in Zellerbach. If the happy hours are successful this spring, they will resume in the fall, said Club Manager Dan Sullivan.


No Issue May 20

Almanac and Compass will not distribute an issue on May 20, but will publish a combined May 20/27 number with coverage of Commencement. See deadlines in this issue.


Almanac

Volume 43 Number 33
May 6, 1997


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