Feb. 25, 1997
Vol. 43, N. 23


Academic Freedom & Responsibility: Proposed Principles for School CAFRs and Message from Nine SCAFR Chairs
SEC Agenda for February 28
Open Enrollment: April 21-30, with Update on Benefits Consultations
AAUP Nominations
'Red Flags'
PPSA: Q&A on Benefits Redesign
Speaking Out: Part-Time Benefits

-- Nobelist Oe and Tales from the Past
-- Dr. Beavers: Race and Manhood and More to Say
-- Well Said
-- Talking Point: Stephen Morse on Insanity Defense
-- 'Red Flags' Save Students from Failure

A-3 Benefits Redesign Questions
Schedule of Staff Meetings
Gyms' Special Schedules
Spring Break
Of Record: Campus-Wide Policy for Parking Nights and Weekends
March at Penn

Inside Irvine Auditorium

In this cutaway, Irvine Auditorium is seen from the west, facing the stage of the central performance hall--more compact than the present hall but acoustically improved and air-conditioned for year-round use. The design by Architects Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates retains the venerable Curtis Organ, one of the world's largest, and adds recital space on one side of the hall, a cafe on the other. Drawing courtesy of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates

Town Meeting: The Perelman Quad

On Tuesday, March 4, in McClelland Hall's South Lounge, Provost Stanley Chodorow will hold a Town Meeting to report on progress-to-date toward the Perelman Quadranglethe ambitious project that calls for renovating some of Penn's oldest and most central buildings to create a unified student activities center anchored on the nation's oldest student center, the 100-year-old Houston Hall. With Dr. Chodorow will be the Vice Provost for

University Life, Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum, and Dan Gutin, an undergraduate who has been closely involved in the planning. Slides will show the overall design, space uses, and the physical changes being made to College Hall, Logan Hall, Houston Hall, Williams Hall, and Irvine Auditorium (left). Dr. Chodorow will also outline contingency plans for any transitional space needed during construction.

All members of the University are invited to attend the Town Meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m., when the audience is invited to join President Judith Rodin and the Quad community at the grand opening of McClelland Market, the new late-night food complex in McClelland (see below).

Note: University members show PennCards to enter the Quadrangle, accessible at 36th Street or 37th Street on Spruce. McClelland Lounge is in the Lower Quad under the Junior Balcony.

What's a McClelland Market?

On March 4 when the Provostial team ends its presentation on the Perelman project, the audience will adjourn not to nibble but to nosh, moving a few steps away to the grand opening of a new Quad eatery called the McClelland Market. In it are three installations:

Tomassito's Italian Cafe (varieties of pizza/stromboli, including a breakfast pizza; fountain sodas and coffee);

Block & Barrel Deli (fresh sandwiches, salads, yogurt and fruit, with designer soft drinks; to come are hot breakfast items and cook-at-home entrees); and

Deb's Concessions (beef hotdogs and the sausages of many ethnicities, plus nachos, pretzels, popcorn and candy, cookies and pastries).

A project of the UA's Committee for Tangible Change led by Samara Barend, the Market was planned by a Dining Service/VPUL team including Dining's Bill Canney, Pam Lampitt, Addie Flowers, Wayne Timm, and Adam Sherr; VPUL Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum; Rebecca Perry of Residential Living; and Kathy Poindexter of McClelland Hall.

Although particularly convenient for Quad residents who needn't take to the public streets to get there, the Market is open open to anyone who has access to Dining Services in any of the four standard forms now available, Mr. Sherr said: SFS, ADM, Meal Redemption and, for the broader use of anyone with a valid PennCard, the Dining Dollar$ program of declining balance accounts. (Call 898-7585 or see the web site for details on opening these accounts.)

General Hours:

Because of the Market, the Quad's visitor-closing time of 1 a.m. has been extended to 2 a.m. seven days a week. The Market opens at 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays.

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