Foreign Students' Cooperation
is in response to
President Judith Rodin's letter to the Penn Community on
December 18, 2001, concerning her advice to those who received
a letter from the Philadelphia Police Department and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation requesting personal interviews in connection
with the investigation of terrorism after September 11, 2001.
I am amazed that President Rodin is advising those students
how to undermine an on-going investigation, and on how to obstruct
national security. It is becoming more apparent that President
Rodin is worried that if foreign students leave Penn and also
the United States, the tuition that will be lost is more important
than keeping this country safe.
foreign students fear being questioned by law enforcement officials,
they must have something to hide? President Rodin is wrong for
giving advice to foreign students on how to hinder, hamper or
even obstruct the FBI's goal to smash terrorism. Her loyal obligation
to this nation is suspect.
F. King, Jr., Facilities Services, Environmental Services
Note: President Judith Rodin has been offered an opportunity
to reply and has declined.
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following Tuesday's issue, subject to right-of-reply guidelines.
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Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 17, January 8, 2002
January 8, 2002
Volume 48 Number 17
Jonathan E. Rhoads, provost emeritus and pioneering professor
of surgery, leaves a legacy after a life-long career at Penn.
Services will be held on January 12.
Alvin Rubinstein, professor of political science, died December
18 after teaching here for 44 years.
Rodin welcomes back the Penn community and encourages participation
in the MLK celebrations and community service projects.
other organizations founded by Benjamin Franklin participate
fourth annual celebration of his life on January 17.
Susan Fuhrman will be recommended to the Trustees for reappointment
as dean of the Graduate School of Education.
FinMIS and in with BEN
Financials as Penn rings in the new year as a successful
upgrade to a new, web-based purchasing environment is complete.
no longer permitted for purchases from suppliers who are in
the new Penn Marketplace; BEN
Buys is the new system for placing orders.
Stipend levels for FY03 are no longer based on NIH guidelines.
Sexual Harassment Policy is published OF RECORD to familiarize
the University community with the resources available for resolving
Drives this month target faculty, staff and students.
students and postdoc fellows interested in pursuing the academic
job market are invited to the sixth annual series beginning
Way campaign announces the winners of the week four and
week five raffles. Week six winners and the grand prize winner
will be in next week.