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At Penn, Over the Summer . . .
  • Campus Dining Services signed a one-year management contract with Aramark to "add flexibility, improve quality and innovate the campus dining program" (see the July 16 issue for this and more summer news).

  • Penn and Trammell Crow Company terminated the arrangement entered into in 1998 for project management services for capital construction projects and property management and transaction services for off- campus properties as well as for the Neighborhood Preservation and Development Fund (click here for full story).

  • ISC announced the implementation of a new authentication method called Kerberos and the replacement of PennNet IDs and passwords with PennKeys (user name) and password (for more about these security measures see the July 16 issue).

  • The campus is changing with the completion of Wharton's Jon M. Hunstman Hall, the 300,000 square-foot academic building as well as the David Pottruck Health and Fitness Center, which provides an additional 65,000 square feet of recreational space joining the existing Gimbel Gymnasium. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide 115,000 square feet of indoor recreational space to better serve the fitness needs of the Penn community (see September AT PENN for dates and times of tours).

  • GSE will assist three low-performing West Philadelphia elementary schools under an agreement with the Philadelphia School Reform commission. GSE will receive funding to help improve student achievement at Henry C. Lea School, Alexander Wilson School, and William C. Bryant School by advising, assisting and providing services to the schools in curriculum, professional and leadership development; parental and community involvement; student assessment and student academic support and enrichment. These partnerships augment Penn's involvement in public school education at the newly named Alexander School, the newest public school in West Philadelphia (click here for full story).




Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 2, September 3, 2002


September 3, 2002
Volume 49 Number 2

Penn alumna Sadie Alexander's name will live on at the newly named preK-8 school.
Welcome Back: Messages From the President and From the Senate Chair.
Penn and Trammell Crow have terminated the arrangements they had for management and other services.
The Pottruck Health and Fitness Center opens with tours of the state-of-the-art recreation facility.
ISC unveils a new authentication system for better computer security--out with the PennNet IDs and in with the PennKeys.
Penn has lost eight members of the Penn community over the summer.
The Report of the Working Group on Human Subjects Research in the SocioBehavioral Sciences.
The updated, revised Three-Year Academic Calendar lets you look ahead to 2004-2005.
The Undergraduate Admissions seminars for Penn faculty and staff families are this week--the first one is at 5:15 p.m. today.
The September AT PENN calendar includes a list of the special 9/11 commemorative events that span from morning until evening across the campus.