UNIVERSITY of PENNSYLVANIA
In this IssueDetour on Smith Walk
Senate: Ballot Results on 'Just Cause'
Interim Secretary: Dr. Lowery
Changes in Computing Support
Teaching Awards: Social Work, Vet School
Death of Dr. Haddad; Professor Carlin
Honors & Other Things
Faculty Club Elections
SUSY May 28
New Parking Rates
Reading Project: Lincoln at Gettysburg
Speaking Out: Afterthoughts; Survey of Al Fresco Favorites
AAU Statement on Affirmative Action
Of Record: Affirmative Action Hires of Assistant Professors 1986-96
Baccalaureate Messages: Sense and Sensitivity (Rodin), Privilege and Humanity (Veil); Commencement '97: A Sense of Identity (Seltzer), The Commencement Address (Cosby)
Hey! Hey! Hey!Commencement coverage in Compass...The Commencement Address
Above, President Judith Rodin leads
Carrying the $2,953,576 check from the Class of '47 are
Gifts of the 1997 Reunion Classes, and What They Will Fund
Class # Donors Dollars Reunion Class Project 1932 92 $ 53,867 65th Unrestricted 1937 142 389,394 60th Unrestricted 1942 230 754,525 55th 200K Endowed Scholarship 1947* 320 2,953,576 50th 100K Endowed Scholarship/ 150K Houston Hall 1952 322 1,010,528 45th 100K Term Scholarship/ 150K Room in Library 1957 258 1,000,000 40th Space in Perelman Quad 1962* 225 2,941,706 35th 100K Endowed Scholarship/ 200K complete '62 walkway 1967 366 875,655 30th 200K Endowed Scholarships/ 250K Space in Library/ 50k Marian Anderson Center 1972 582 1,302,334 25th 500K Endowed Scholarship/ 200K Houston Hall 1977 430 557,289 20th Unrestricted 1982 420 325,000 15th Unrestricted 1987 415 161,645 10th Unrestricted 1992 384 26,439 5th Unrestricted 1997 276 8,557 Seniors Lounge in Perelman Quad * New Records for respective reunions.
Thank You, PennThe "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU" banner that decorated Sweeten Center for Alumni Weekend said it all: Thank you to the literally hundreds of Penn staff, students, and faculty who helped make Alumni Weekend 1997 the most distinctive and festive University-wide celebration of the entire year.
Compliments from alumni were enthusiastic--about the beautiful appearance of campus, about the breadth and quality of the alumni/faculty exchanges, about the friendly hospitality they encountered in every corner of the University community, about the helpfulness of the Kite & Key student volunteers, about the amazing talent of the performing arts groups, about the wonderful attendance and participation in the Parade of Classes.
To witness the preparations for Alumni Weekend is to see Penn at its best--and this spectacular event reinforces for our alumni why they chose Penn in the first place. They experience an extraordinary demonstration of how the best students, how the best faculty and programs, and how the best campus environment all contribute to the outstanding quality of this University.
None of this would be possible without the commitment and dedication of those who volunteer their time and talents to make Alumni Weekend a success. I want to note in particular the contributions of Physical Plant, Public Safety, Dining Services, Residential Living, and each School and Center. I also want to acknowledge the superb efforts of the Development and Alumni Relations staff--for without their determined and spirited planning throughout the year, this weekend could not have the enduring impact that it achieves. Thank you.
-- Virginia B. Clark, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
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