Hypocrisy torpedoed diversity

Lost your lunch? With the new vending ordinance now in effect, you may be wondering where your favorite lunch truck has gone. Campus Buzz has done the legwork for you. Here's where the trucks and carts that used to be on Walnut, 36th and 37th streets are now.
   Jow's Lunch, King's Wok, Ralph's Lunch, Scott's Vegetarian, and Sophie's have moved to the food plaza at 33rd and South streets, at the southwest corner of Franklin Field.
   Ali Baba, the Bento Box, George's Super Lunch, Kim's Chinese, the Quaker Shaker and Surjit Singh's Indian food truck, Dionisis Lemboetsis' food cart and Ly Don and Hiep Cong Trong's fruit-salad stands are now in the plaza next door to Gimbel Gym in the 3700 block of Walnut.
   The Magic Carpet cart has joined Bessie's, Triscugani Kontous' cart and Tranh Long's fruit-salad stand in the plaza at 34th and Walnut streets next to Meyerson Hall.
   Domg Bak's Korean/Japanese truck has moved to 38th Street between Sansom and Walnut.
   Next issue: Spruce Street and the Hospital area.

Appearances to the contrary notwithstanding, Williams Hall is open for business. All the departments formerly housed there -- save for Classical Studies, now in Logan Hall -- have returned to their homes, along with new occupants International Relations (suite 635) and the Penn Language Center (suite 715). Building manager Brent Parker says that everyone's "coping more or less okay" with working around the ongoing construction. Target date for completion of the new Silfen Study Center in Williams Hall, part of the Perelman Quadrangle project, is March 1999.

They'll still help you with "placement," but the office formerly known as Career Planning and Placement Services has adopted an easier-to-remember name: Career Services. The office location and phone number remain the same, but the Web site address is now www.upenn.edu/careerservices.

Penn in ink: Lecturer in Architecture Susan Snyder, whose graduate course "Mapping the Nontraditional City" unabashedly celebrates suburban sprawl, was the subject of a story in the Sept. 10 New York Times House & Home section...A Sept. 5 New York Times op-ed essay by assistant history and sociology of science professor Emily Thompson chronicled the last official effort to quiet New York City -- in 1929-30. That effort failed, by the way...Sociology professor Jerry Jacobs was quoted in a USA Today story Aug. 31 about how more American parents are working longer, but wish they weren't...and Annenberg School Dean Kathleen Hall Jamieson noted in an Aug. 31 Time essay on executive lying that all politicians "tell the truth selectively."

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Originally published on September 17, 1998