A New Name for an Old Building

A dedication, to celebrate the grand reopening of 3601 Locust Walk, was held yesterday in the former CA building. The event introduced the Penn community to a new cultural and performing arts center, as well as a new undergraduate research hub and fellowship office, as recommended by the Locust Walk Advisory Committee and announced by President Judith Rodin last spring (Almanac April 11, 2000).

The 71-year old building, which Penn purchased last year (Almanac November 9, 1999), now houses the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, Greenfield Intercultural Center, La Casa Latina, the Pan Asian American Community House, the Performing Arts Council, Student Performing Arts, and UMOJA.

The selection committee for the building's name consisted of five students and five staff representatives from the offices of the building. The contest was publicized across campus via newsgroups and listservs, student advisors, SAC and the DP. The winner is Erick S. Guerra, Col '01--selected from over 250 entries. He will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Penn Bookstore. The interim name is The "ARCH"--The "Arts, Research and Culture House."

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 6, October 3, 2000

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