Peek at Penn's Past
from old issues of Almanac)
Month in Penn's History
Francine Frankel named director of the Center for Advanced
Study of India, the nation's first research center on contemporary
Certificate in Women's Studies is offered for the first time.
Walk is completed, giving new green space to campus.
Rainey, longtime director and savior of the Museum of Archaeology
and Anthropology dies.
Scholarship program becomes controversial, law suit against Penn.
Out discusses the abysmal lack of musical performance space
on campus and the bureaucracy of the Annenberg Center.
Margaret of the Netherlands visits Penn.
John Milton Fogg, internationally known botanist and dean of the
College from 1941-44 dies.
Arboretum celebrates 50th anniversary.
on whether or not colleges should retain tenure.
admissions discussion, concerning affirmative action.
Schrieffer wins Nobel Prize in physics.
opens Vance Hall.
is studying new guidelines on affirmative action.
alumni, Christian Anfinsen, chemistry, and Gerald Edelman, medicine,
also win Nobel Prizes.
(when Almanac was
1962--President Gaylord Harnwell and Provost David Goddard
explain to the Trustees the details of a physical development
program, designed for completion by 1975, which will make the
campus a "super-block," self contained and extending
westward to 40th Street.
Charles Patterson Van Pelt Library, built at a cost of $5,195,000, is dedicated
establishment of a Graduate Department in Folklore--the nation's first--is
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 10, October 29, 2002