Penn: #6 in U.S. News
Penn maintained its sixth place ranking in the newest U.S. News &
World Report list of Best National Universities. It tied with Stanford for
sixth while Princeton snagged first and Harvard and Yale tied for second.
California Institute of Technology and MIT were fourth and fifth respectively.
The universities were ranked in 18 categories including academic reputation,
graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, class size, student faculty/ratio,
and financial resources.
Faculty Tea at Perelman Quadrangle
Professor Larry Gross,
Chair of the Faculty Senate,
invites members of the faculty
to view the new
at a Tea in Houston Hall
Thursday, September 14,
from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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Plan Year July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 must be filed by September 30, 2000.
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when you are billed or when they are paid. Any balance left after September
30 will be forfeited. If you have any questions, please contact Eastern
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GSE on the Move During Renovation
The Graduate School of Education has moved for the duration of the 2000-2001
academic year while its building at 3700 Walnut Street undergoes renovation.
As of September 1, all GSE faculty and staff have moved to offices at 3440
Market Street, where they will remain until the renovation project is completed
in August 2001. Contact information for GSE faculty, staff, and students
will remain the same, with mail being forwarded to the temporary facilities.
GSE classes will be held in various locations around campus for this
academic year, with most being held in the School of Social Work's Caster
Building and at 3440 Market. The School of Social Work is also be sharing
its computer lab with graduate education students.
The GSE building renovation will create a more spacious and modernized
facility for graduate education, one that comfortably accommodates more
students and is fully wired with state-of-the-art technology. The architectural
plans feature a new main entrance on Walnut Street, a first floor glass
façade along Walnut Street, an open floor plan that creates more
common space, and a large new student lounge planned. Construction on the
building began in late August 2000.
Questions and comments about the GSE renovation project may be directed
to Jerel Wohl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Correction: In the "Proposed Policy and
Procedures Relating to Copyrights and Commitment of Effort," which
was published For Comment in last
week's issue, the underlining that should have appeared in the following
sections was inadvertently omitted: V.D.1.c., V.D.1.c.1, V.D.1.c.2, V.D.2.,
V.D.3., V.D.3.a., V.D.3.b. The underlines signified insertions in the proposed
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The deadline for comments is September 19.
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