Peek at Penn's Past
from old issues of Almanac)
This Month in Penn's History
set up to design an Institute for Environmental Research
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
9/28/82--Plans to phase out the School of Public and Urban Policy
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
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.
Almanac was published monthly)
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