News in Brief
A special preview issue of Pennsylvania Current, a new publication from the Office of University Relations, will debut December 10, and it will commence a bi-weekly publishing cycle January 14.
The new tabloid-size, eight-page newspaper evolved from The Compass features, which will no longer appear in Almanac. Pennsylvania Current will feature the latest in news and information, personality profiles, calendar highlights, and guest opinion and perspectives, according to Libby Rosof, the Compass managing editor who will edit the new Current. The Current will become a weekly publication in September 1998.
-- Kenneth J. Wildes, Director of University Communications
From the Almanac Advisory Board
The Administration informed the Advisory Board over the summer that they intended to cease publishing The Compass features section and to launch a new stand-alone publication. The Board assented upon receiving assurances that
-- Martin Pring, Chair
The December Stated Meeting of the Trustees Executive Committee will be held Friday, December 12, from 2:30-3 p.m. in the Rhoads Conference Room, First Floor, Jonathan E. Rhoads Pavilion (36th Street below Spruce). Observers may indicate their plans to attend by calling Jason Horger in the Office of the Secretary, 898-0412.
The Steering Committee of University Council has decided on the composition of the Special Committee on Consultation called for in the November 5 special meeting of Council, President Judith Rodin announced at Council Wednesday.
Each Council constituency will make its own appointments--one member each by the UA, GAPSA, PPSA and A-3 Assembly; two by the Administration; and three by SEC. Two of the three Senate appointments have been made (Professors John Keene and Lynn Lees). The A-3 Assembly will be represented by its chair, Donna Arthur, and the UA has chosen Bill Conway, C 00.The full committee will be announced on selection of the remaining members.
On December 16 Dr. Ernst Benjamin, associate secretary
of the National AAUP, will give a talk on the Changing Nature of the Academic
Profession: Consequences for Academic Tenure & Governance, at 2 p.m.
in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, sponsored by the Senate Executive Committee.
At presstime Almanac was advised of the death of
Dr. Wallace H. Clark Jr., the world-renowned skin pathologist who devised
the first widely used method for assessment of melanoma.