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Vice President and
Chief of Staff:
Pedro Ramos

Pedro Ramos, a partner with Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, has been named Penn’s vice president and chief of staff, President Judith Rodin announced. Mr. Ramos will begin his new position in January.

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PENNCards and Security

The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board has issued the following statement regarding PENNCard policies and the enforcement of these policies.

Acknowledging that building security is currently a School and Center responsibility, the Division of Public Safety (DPS) Advisory Board also recognizes that DPS must be prepared to undertake heightened security measures at specific buildings or across campus in the event of an emergency or high security risk. The Advisory Board reviewed the current policies governing the use of PENNCard identification cards, and wishes to acknowledge that there are currently two University of Pennsylvania policies governing their use:

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COUNCIL Agenda

Wednesday, December 5, 2001,
4 to 6 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

TO: University Community

FROM: David Hackney, Chair, Council Steering Committee
Larry Gross, Moderator, University Council

SUBJECT: University Council Open Forum December 5, 2001

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Director of Fire and
Emergency Services:
Ted Bateman

"It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ted Bateman as the Director of Fire and Emergency Services," said Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush. His appointment was effective December 1.

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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 14, December 4, 2001

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

Tuesday,
December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14
www.upenn.edu/almanac/

President Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the new vice president and chief of staff.
The Gender Equity Committee's Report on the status of women faculty at Penn concludes that problems reside primarily in individual departments rather than at the University-wide level.
The President and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental inequities.
The University Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various constituencies including staff and students.
Fire and Emergency Services has a new director with decades of experience.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Dr. Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
The new Faculty/Staff Directory is out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
The report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled by that office over the past several years.
Retirement Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who want to prepare for the future.
Flu shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration is required.
Penn's Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next one is Friday