at Penn's Past
from old issues of Almanac)
This Month in
10 Years Ago
9/7/93--The University community was welcomed back
by an interim president and an interim provost.
9/7/93--The Report of the Special Judicial Inquiry
Officer Regarding the Confiscation of the DP on April 15,
1993, concluded that it was an opportunity for education rather
than an occasion for punishment and recommended that the University's
policy on Confiscation of Publications on Campus be broadly circulated.
9/7/93--Penn published its Policy on Family and
Medical Leave in accordance with the Federal Act, which became
law on August 5, 1993.
9/21/93--The Trustees' Chair issued a Progress Report
on the Presidential Search.
20 Years Ago
Nearing, "the patron saint of
academic freedom" died at age 100. He had taught economics at Wharton
until his writing and activities opposing war and child labor prompted
the Trustees not to reappoint him in 1915. The University named
him an honorary professor emeritus in 1973.
9/13/83--The Penn Plan was unveiled with four options
to help middle-income families finance a college education.
9/20/83--A Faculty Maternity Leave Policy received
Senate approval and Provost's approval.
HUP "test-tube" baby arrived
on September 23; HUP was the only hospital in the region offering in
30 Years Ago
9/4/73--The Commonwealth's first graduate program
to train Family Nurse Practitioners was set to open in the fall
at the School of Nursing.
9/11/73--Three staff positions affecting women's
education and security on campus were filled: coordinator of women's
studies program, coordinator of the Women's Center, and security
specialist with liaison to the Women's Center.
9/11/73--The University announced a new photo identification
system using Polaroid pictures.
40 Years Ago
9/63--State approved construction of four additional
campus buildings: gymnasium and swimming pool on Walnut St. (on
the site of the current Pottruck Fitness Center); an addition to
the Medical School on Hamilton Walk; offices and maintenance shops
near the northeast corner of 36th and Walnut Sts.; and a Military
Science and Physical Education Building (Hollenback Center) through
conversion of an old steam plant by the South Street Bridge.