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Winter Break Safety: Special Checks of Residences

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e. criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following timeframe: 6 p.m., Saturday, December 22 to 7 a.m. Sunday, January 6. Students, faculty and staff who live within the following geographical boundaries--Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street--may participate.

You need to complete and return an application prior to vacating the premise. Applications may be picked up at the Penn Police Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street or on the web. Check the Public Safety website at for complete instructions and security tips.

--Division of Public Safety

Almanac's Publishing Schedule

The next issue is scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2002. Copy for that issue is due no later than Wednesday, January 2. January 2 is also the deadline for the Update in the January 8 issue. January 15 is the deadline for the February AT PENN calendar.

Are you responsible for some of the 210,000 hits to Almanac's web site last week?

Get on board Express Almanac: To register, send an e-mail message with "subscribe" as the Subject to almanac@pobox. and include your name, e-mail address, and mailing address. --Ed.

Help Wanted: Work Study-Student

A position for a work-study student is available for the spring 2002 semester at Almanac. Duties include desktop publishing, web design and maintenance, proofreading, research.

Send e-mail to morrisma@pobox.

Wanted: Web Winners

Do you know of an interesting Penn website that is up-to-date, and easy to navigate? Almanac is now accepting suggestions for inclusion in the "Other Interesting Sites" link on our homepage.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 16, December 18, 2001


December 18, 2001
Volume 48 Number 16

Philadelphia Police/FBI Investigation of Terrorism includes interviews of some students; Penn offers resources to students who want them.
A look back at this week in Penn's history, a stroll through Almanac's of the past.
Penn's Way Campaign is at the mid-point with more weekly prizes as well as the grand prize to be drawn.
Winter Break Safety: special safety checks are available from December22 through January 6.
The founding curator of the Burrison Art Gallery which bears his name, dies at the age of 92.
Another Penn Woman who made her mark some 40 years ago is remembered.
Some Penn researchers' findings could yield embryonic stem cells while others analyze predictors of future arthritis in dogs.

January AT PENN brings the celebration of Chinese New Year and many MLK events throughout the month.