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Spring Break Safety:
Special Checks of Residences

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e., criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following timeframe:

11 p.m. Friday, March 8 to 8 a.m. Sunday, March 17.

Students, faculty and staff who live within the following geographical boundaries--Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street--may participate.

An application must be completed and returned, prior to vacating the premise. Applications may be picked up at the Penn Police Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street, or on the web. Check the Public Safety website at for complete instructions and security tips.

Are you responsible for some of the 242,000 hits to Almanac's web site last week?

Get on board Express Almanac: To register, send an e-mail message with "subscribe" as the Subject to and include your name, and e-mail address and mailing address. --Ed.


The Law School's building, formerly known as Lewis Hall, is now Silverman Hall. Last week's correction should have referred to Silverman Hall.

The Banner Policy published Of Record in last week's issue was promulgated by Facilities and Real Estate Services and should have been attributed to them. That line was inadvertently omitted. We regret the oversights. --Ed.

No Almanac Next Week

Almanac will not be published next week, March 12 due to spring break. Staff are on duty to assist contributors planning insertions for March 19 and beyond. Breaking news and bulletins will be posted to "Almanac Between Issues" (see

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 25, March 5, 2002


March 5, 2002
Volume 48 Number 25

Rising health care costs and Penn's health care benefits compared to others in Philadelphia and nationally.
The Lee Center for Criminology will create a computerized offender tracking system to help law enforcement.
Penn Police has a procedure for filing complaints against police but the UA recommends the creation of a Community Review Board.
What's in a name? The new prek-8 school wants input.
ISC Networking and Telecommunications service and rate changes go into effect July including the elimination of the Express Modem Pool.