News in Brief

Expanding PennBus and Escort

Starting October 16, the PennBus is to double its runs--making both eastern and western runs on the hour and half-hour each weekday evening and the Escort Service gains three new vans, a revamped schedule and some new routes. Details in this issue.

A $3 Million Security Upgrade

Under a $3 million contract announced Wednesday, the Sensormatic Electronics Corporation will upgrade access systems in residence halls, install new outdoor surveillance equipment, and design a new command center for the Penn Police (details).

Wharton MBA: Again Number One

For the second year in a row the Wharton School's MBA program has been rated first in the nation in the annual Business Week survey released last week.

The MBA curriculum redesign of 1991 and Dean Thomas Gerrity's skill in implementation of it, are among the reasons cited for Wharton's continuing control of first place. (More on the survey and the school in next week's issue.)

Fulbright Reception

In celebration of 50 years of Fulbright Exchange, Provost Chodorow invites all University faculty, staff and students who have had or currently have a Fulbright award to a reception on Wednesday, October 23 from 4:30 until 6 p.m. in the E. Craig Sweeten Alumni Center, 3533 Locust Walk.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 21 to Elva Power at International Programs, 898-1640.

Penn Phone Book: In Print, On-line

The 1996-97 Faculty/Staff Telephone Directory will be delivered on campus in its traditional paper format with the perfect-bound this week and spiral-bound next week.

Information in the white pages only is also on-line, via the University's Directory Services web page at, and via various email servers on campus. It will be updated in November to reflect changes made over the summer. Corrections to this information, for faculty and staff only, should be faxed to the Business Services Office at Ext. 8-0488. The Telephone Directory Update Form is now available on the web at

To report any errors, omissions or changes to the Penn telephone directory: Corinne Bui at Ext. 8-9155. To order more copies of the directory or inquire about orders: Tina Bryant at 573-3411.

Cover design by Michael Lecata, Publication Services; Photograph by Terry Wild


Volume 43 Number 8
October 15, 1996

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