Peek at Penn's Past
from old issues of Almanac)
Month in Penn's History
of University Council announced to
replace duplicating committees of
the Faculty Senate.
town homes completed at 45th and Spruce
Streets. Penn invited faculty and
administrative staff to make University
City their home.
campus buildings, including the Annenberg
School, Bennett Hall, and Houston
Hall, were designated as fallout shelters.
began of Penn Tower Hotel.
a result of the "Stop Rape" sit-in
of women students, faculty and staff,
Penn announced immediate measures
to improve campus safety, including
new outdoor lighting, additional emergency
telephones and escort services.
by the West Philadelphia Corporation
showed a 40% increase in jobs and
51% increase in home values in West
Philadelphia over the past 6 years.
an incident at the Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity, Penn moved to withdraw
new Botany Club organized by members
of the biology department began the
task of restoring the Bio Pond.
Sheldon Hackney was nominated to chair
the National Endowment for the Humanities.
contralto Marian Anderson, an honorary
degree recipient of the University,
passed away at the age of 96.
endowment topped $1 billion for the
first time in its history.
University administration approved
the ResNet program to wire student
dormitories with data, voice and video