August 7, 1997......Volume 26, Issue 37

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Associate professor finds new species
A team of university scientists has discovered what appears to be a new species of centipede-like worms living on and within mounds of methane ice on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, about 150 miles south of New Orleans.

Search for dean turns to World Wide Web for help
As the University moves through its reorganization, the task of finding a leader for its newest and largest college -- which is spread from one end of the state to the other -- has been a challenge that only technology could overcome.

Sigh of relief as tax plan is dropped
Colleges and universities successfully lobbied to exclude from final federal legislation a provision that would have taxed the tuition waivers that many institutions, including Penn State, give to graduate teaching and research assistants and to the families of faculty and staff members.

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