Coming to campus this summer as the first outdoor art in Sansom Common
is Antillean Couple (above), a 15-foot-tall cast bronze created in
1957 by Agustin Cárdenas, a Cuban sculptor whose work is found in
many major museums.
It will stand atop a 36"x 48" granite base at 36th and Sansom
The work is a gift of GSFA Overseer Jeffrey H. Loria and his wife, Sivia.
Mr. and Mrs. Loria are also giving Penn a Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture
in polychrome red, blue and green, to stand where Tony Smith's We Lost
is now located. We Lost will be removed for restoration and will
have a new site on its return.
New Parking Rates for FY2000-and Tax Relief
report on parking and transportation at Penn shows parking rate increases
starting September 1, but outlines ways to offset the increases through
tax relief in parking--and announces the advent of a service called LUCY.
Outsourcing the Management of Dining Services
Effective June 10, twenty managerial/support positions of the Penn Dining
Services will be transferred from the University rolls to Bon Appétit,
the California-based firm designated last year to develop food services
for Perelman Quad and more generally to consult on the restructuring of
Three managers are to be retained on the Penn staff: Peg Lacey as Managing
Director, Pam Lampitt as Director of Administrative Services, and Adam Sherr
as Meal Contract Coordinator. The other twenty are being interviewed for
positions with Bon Appétit, said Dr. Larry Moneta, the Associate
Vice President for Business Services where Dining Services are lodged. Some
130 food service workers who are members of AFSCME Local 54 will also continue
as University employees, under the supervision of Bon Appétit managers.
" The primary reason for contracting with Bon Appétit for
dining management is to improve the quality of our board dining program,"
said Dr. Moneta. "While in the long run, we may experience cost reductions
and new revenues--from increased board sales--our current motivation for
working with Bon Appétit is to experience improved food preparation
from Dr. Moneta gives additional details of the transfer.
Monitoring the Use of CCTV
Vice President Tom Seamon of Public Safety has forwarded the membership
of the first CCTV Panel set up to monitor the implementation of the Closed
Circuit Television Policy discussed at University Council in January and
published Of Record in Almanac
April 13. As provided in the policy, members are chosen by constituencies.
- Dr. Sean Kennedy, Associate Professor of Anesthesia/Med, Chair
- Dr. Paul J. Korshin, Professor of English
- Dr. Martin Pring, Associate Professor of Physiology/Med
- Mr. Robert Terrell, Associate General Counsel
- Ms. Deborah James, Chair of the Graduate and Professional Students
- Mr. James Bean, Director of Operations, Facilities Services
- Mr. Odell Guyton, Corporate Compliance Officer
Charitable Giving is reorganized for
the coming year; [more].
School Teaching Awards in Education, Fine Arts, Law and Social
At the May 17 Commencement ceremony, the Trustees surprised the Chair
of the Board with an honorary doctorate.
See his citation,
and this year's addresses.