Campus Development Open Forum
All members of the University community are invited to attend two public
fora on the Campus Development Plan on December 6 and 13.
The first forum will be held on Monday, December 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.
in College Hall 200. At this meeting, the Office of the University Architect
along with the Olin Partnership will provide a brief overview of the analysis
done to date and would like to learn of any of your issues and concerns,
particularly in the areas of access, transportation, service and campus
The second forum will be held Monday, December 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. in
College Hall 200. This meeting will focus on issues pertaining to the quality
of life on campus.
To attend either of the meetings, please RSVP to Suzanne Kho at (215)
573-8428 or e-mail (email@example.com).
The President's State of the University Report in this issue discusses
the Campus Development Plan's objectives and the focus of the five committees.
Photo by Terry Wild
On the Mayor-Elect's Transition Team
President Judith Rodin is one of five co-chairs who will provide guidance
and oversight for mayor-elect John F. Street's transition plan. Last Monday,
the mayor-elect announced the co-chairs who will head his "Transition
Team" that will include at least a dozen task forces, with approximately
15 members each. The members are expected to be selected this week. The
mayor-elect has requested that the full "Transition Team" be comprised
of representatives from all sections of the City and that it include a cross-section
of key constituencies, such as business, labor, faith communities and educators.
The other co-chairs are Patricia De Carlo, an expert in community organizing
and neighborhood development who serves as executive director of the Philadelphia-based
Norris Square Civic Association; Leonard M. Klehr, who chaired Mr. Street's
campaign committee and is a founding partner of Klehr, Harrison, Harvey,
Branzburg & Ellers, a Philadelphia-based law firm; Dorothy Sumners Rush,
a member of the Board of the School District and a leading public education
advocate; and Carl E. Singley, former dean of Temple University School of
Law and First Deputy City Solicitor, currently chairman of Singley, Potts
& Booth, a Philadelphia-based law firm.
The mayor-elect has charged the Transition co-chairs with conducting
a thorough evaluation of the current government structure and operations;
evaluating all municipal non-civil-service personnel, and identifying and
recruiting national-caliber personnel to implement the goals of the Street
ISC Public Forum on Modem Pool Changes
All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a public forum
on December 1, at 3 p.m. in College Hall 200 to discuss concerns surrounding
proposed changes to the Penn modem pool. The forum will be moderated by
Jim O'Donnell, vice provost, information systems and computing. Beginning
July 1, 2000, Penn is proposing to eliminate all no-charge modem access
to PennNet as a first step in its longer-term strategy to phase out the
Penn-managed modem pool and encourage the community to switch to commercial
Internet Service Providers (ISP). The forum is being held to dispel any
inaccuracies about the proposed changes and as a unique opportunity to consult
the Penn community at large.
Issues to be addressed include:
- rationale behind the proposed changes
- possible implementation scenarios for phasing out the modem pool
- Penn-endorsed ISP options and alternatives
- security and access concerns for domain restricted services
For more information about the proposed changes, please see www.upenn.edu/computing/remote/remote-discussion.html (link no longer available) .
Questions and concerns can be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 13, November 23/30, 1999
| FRONT PAGE | CONTENTS
State of the University, Part One (Rodin) | TALK
ABOUT TEACHING ARCHIVE | BETWEEN
ISSUES | DECEMBER at PENN