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Penn: #5 in U.S. News

Penn moved up a notch in the ranking in the newest U.S. News & World Report list of Best National Universities. Penn tied with MIT and Stanford for fifth while Princeton held on to first and Harvard and Yale remained tied for second. California Institute of Technology was fourth. The universities were ranked in 18 categories including academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, class size, student faculty/ratio, and financial resources.

"While we don't believe that the U.S. News and other rankings should be taken too seriously, we also understand that they are followed with great interest by many of our students and prospective students and their parents, faculty and friends. We are naturally pleased that we continue to rank among the top national universities," said President Judith Rodin.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 3, September 11, 2001


September 11, 2001
Volume 48 Number 3

Dr. Afaf Meleis--a prominent medical sociologist and specialist in women's health issues--will become the Dean of the School of Nursing in January.
Dr. Richard Gelles--a leading researcher in the study of family violence has been named Interim Dean of the School of Social Work.
Lucy Momjian is now Associate Vice President for Finance and Treasury Management.
Jack Shannon is named Associate Vice President in the Office of the Executive Vice President.
Dr. Battistini, director of Penn Health for Women, dies in a motor vehicle accident.
Convocation 2001: President Judith Rodin and Provost Robert Barchi welcome the Class of 2005.
Council Year-end Committee Reports: Admissions and Financial Aid as well as Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics are both on the agenda of this week's Council Meeting.
Penn moves up in the latest U.S. News rankings of the nation's best universities to its highest ever ranking.
A noisy night in the neighborhood prompted a Speaking Out letter and two responses.
Code Red Alert: Preventing a computer worm is possible with these steps.
The Models of Excellence program wants nominations to recognize staff achievements from the previous academic year.