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Wednesday, December 5, 2001,
4 to 6 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall

I. Approval of the minutes of November 7, 2001. 1 minute.

II. Follow-up comments or questions on Status Reports. 5 minutes.

III. Open Forum. Presentation 3 minutes each; discussion 5 minutes each.

IV. Adjournment by 6 p.m.

TO: University Community

FROM: David Hackney, Chair, Council Steering Committee
Larry Gross, Moderator, University Council

SUBJECT: University Council Open Forum December 5, 2001

The issues for the University Council Open Forum, in the order in which they will be addressed are:

  1. Elevators in Hamilton College House
  2. University's commitment to financial aid, recruitment and retention
  3. Development of standard resource centers in the context of the Strategic Plan
  4. Policy that A-3 employees who are members of University Council and Council committees can attend meetings
  5. Inclusion of transgender people in the University non-discrimination policies

Presentations will be limited to 3 minutes. Issues that are not on the schedule will be accommodated if time allows. The University Council meeting is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. The meeting is open to any member of the University Community who wishes to attend, subject to space limitations. We suggest that people interested in the Open Forum arrive at 4 p.m.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 14, December 4, 2001


December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14

President Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the new vice president and chief of staff.
The Gender Equity Committee's Report on the status of women faculty at Penn concludes that problems reside primarily in individual departments rather than at the University-wide level.
The President and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental inequities.
The University Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various constituencies including staff and students.
Fire and Emergency Services has a new director with decades of experience.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Dr. Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
The new Faculty/Staff Directory is out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
The report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled by that office over the past several years.
Retirement Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who want to prepare for the future.
Flu shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration is required.
Penn's Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next one is Friday