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A Peek at Penn's Past
(culled from old issues of Almanac)

This Month in Penn's History

10 Years Ago

9/29/92--Plans set up to design an Institute for Environmental Research

20 Years Ago

9/7/82--1981-82 Women's lacrosse team reported as best in the nation, women's field hockey ties for Ivy League championship with Harvard, Men's Basketball plays in a tournament in Japan, loses both games, and then 9 straight before winning the next 14 to win 10th championship in 13 years; men's fencing wins Ivy League.
9/14/82--New addition to Wharton's building, named Steinberg Hall-Dietrich Hall.
9/28/82--Plans to phase out the School of Public and Urban Policy (SPUP) announced.

30 Years Ago

9/5/72--Penn celebrated 100th anniversary of the opening of College Hall as the first building on the "new campus."
9/5/72--Dr. I.S. Ravdin, who has been described as "the dominant figure at the University of Pennsylvania in the twentieth century," died.
9/19/72--Pennsylvania House of Representatives sent to the Senate bills appropriating $13,826,000 to Penn.
9/19/72--A new IBM computer system, the first of its kind for library use is installed at the University.
9/19/72--Number of students planning to pursue graduate study in the arts and sciences fell from 111 to 68.
9/26/72--Dr. Madeleine M. Joullie was the first woman to receive the 1972 Philadelphia Section Award given annually by the Philadelphia Section of the American Chemistry Society.

40 Years Ago

(when Almanac was published monthly)

September 1962--Site clearance began during the summer months for the new quarters of the Graduate School of Education, on the south side of Walnut Street immediately west of 37th St.
The Fels Institute of Local and State Government celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner in Houston Hall.
Scholarships distributed by the University during the 1961-62 academic year totaled a record-breaking $3,220,554.

Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 5, September 24, 200


September 24, 2002
Volume 49 Number 5

The Annenbergs enhance Penn's Annenberg School for Communication with a new $100 million endowment.
A Sesquicentennial Celebration--celebrating 150 years of Engineering at Penn, this week.
LGBT Center celebrates new home and 20th anniversary on Thursday.
A White House Town Hall Meeting on Securing Cyberspace will be held on campus next Thursday.
Alumna on Jeopardy! tonight.
Speaking Out: Compensation; Safe-guarding Labs, and Arms of University.
Pottruck Health and Fitness Center--a state-of-the-art facility--gives new meaning to recreation.