Peek at Penn's Past
from old issues of Almanac)
Month in Penn's History
endowed professorship, the Gaylord
P. Harnwell and Mary Louise Harnwell
Chair, was established in honor of
the atomic physicist's 10th anniversary
as Penn's president.
University sent out acceptances to
2,760 prospective freshmen for the
1,375 slots available; there were
5,200 applicants, according to Dean
of Admissions William G. Owen.
faculty members won Guggenheim fellowships,
including Dr. Loren C. Eiseley.
Roy F. Nichols, vice provost, dean
of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
and professor of history [for whom
Nichols House would later be named],
was elected vice president of the
American Philosophical Society.
faculty members were elected to the
National Academy of Sciences, including
Dr. Lawrence R. Klein, professor of
economics [who would later go on to
win the Nobel Prize].
Scott Nearing, W '05--an
economics professor, who in 1915 was
dropped from the faculty--was
named Honorary Emeritus Professor
of Economics by President Martin Meyerson.
Dr. Nearing's termination and
the subsequent controversy led to "academic
freedom" and the growth of AAUP.
School of Social Work building was
to be dedicated on May 19 in honor
of Harold J. Caster, '21, in
recognition of the Caster Family Foundation
Moore School of Electrical Engineering,
where ENIAC was created, celebrated
its 50th anniversary.
University City New School was to
open in the fall at 51st and Spruce
Streets to provide an alternative,
building was dedicated to Dr. David
R. Goddard, architect of Pennsylvania's "second
renaissance" in the biological
Chaim Potok, one of 1983's honorary
degree recipients, spoke at the Baccalaureate
ceremony for the 227th Commencement.
ceremony for the addition to Hillel's
facility on 36th Street, next to the
Christian Association Building.
Rodham Clinton delivered the Commencement
speech at the 237th Commencement.
investigation of the removal of The
Daily Pennsylvanian on April 15,
1993 and investigation of public safety
practices took place.
series of press conferences marked
the conclusion of the controversial "Water
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 34, May 27, 2003