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After Compass: Pennsylvania Current

A special preview issue of Pennsylvania Current, a new publication from the Office of University Relations, will debut December 10, and it will commence a bi-weekly publishing cycle January 14.

The new tabloid-size, eight-page newspaper evolved from The Compass features, which will no longer appear in Almanac. Pennsylvania Current will feature the latest in news and information, personality profiles, calendar highlights, and guest opinion and perspectives, according to Libby Rosof, the Compass managing editor who will edit the new Current. The Current will become a weekly publication in September 1998.

-- Kenneth J. Wildes, Director of University Communications


From the Almanac Advisory Board

The Administration informed the Advisory Board over the summer that they intended to cease publishing The Compass features section and to launch a new stand-alone publication. The Board assented upon receiving assurances that

(1) Almanac will continue to be the source of record, news and opinion for the University community, and will be supported in that role and
(2) Unless and until some other vehicle for its widespread publication becomes available, the Job Opportunities section, perhaps in a somewhat more concise format, will continue in Almanac.
(That section is presently scheduled to continue at least through the January 13 issue.)

-- Martin Pring, Chair


Trustees: December 12

The December Stated Meeting of the Trustees Executive Committee will be held Friday, December 12, from 2:30-3 p.m. in the Rhoads Conference Room, First Floor, Jonathan E. Rhoads Pavilion (36th Street below Spruce). Observers may indicate their plans to attend by calling Jason Horger in the Office of the Secretary, 898-0412.


Composition of Special Consultation Committee

The Steering Committee of University Council has decided on the composition of the Special Committee on Consultation called for in the November 5 special meeting of Council, President Judith Rodin announced at Council Wednesday.

Each Council constituency will make its own appointments--one member each by the UA, GAPSA, PPSA and A-3 Assembly; two by the Administration; and three by SEC. Two of the three Senate appointments have been made (Professors John Keene and Lynn Lees). The A-3 Assembly will be represented by its chair, Donna Arthur, and the UA has chosen Bill Conway, C 00.The full committee will be announced on selection of the remaining members.


SEC Session with Ernst Benjamin

On December 16 Dr. Ernst Benjamin, associate secretary of the National AAUP, will give a talk on the Changing Nature of the Academic Profession: Consequences for Academic Tenure & Governance, at 2 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, sponsored by the Senate Executive Committee.
Members of the University are invited to the talk, which will be followed by a reception for SEC members for information telephone the Senate Office at 898-6943.

Death of Dr. Wallace Clark

At presstime Almanac was advised of the death of Dr. Wallace H. Clark Jr., the world-renowned skin pathologist who devised the first widely used method for assessment of melanoma.
Dr. Clark, who was a professor here from 1978 until he retired in 1991, died on November 28 at the age of 73, at his home in Kennebunk, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Patricia two sons, Wallace H. 3rd and James M; four daughters, Anne Richeson, Carol V. Clark, Kristin Vaccaro and Kate Cassorla; a brother, a sister and nine grandchildren.

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