December 4, 1997......Volume 27, Issue 15

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This is the last Intercom of 1997. We will resume publication on Thursday, Jan. 15. Deadline for submissions to that issue is noon Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Governor to sign legislation clarifying University's tax status
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives, following a similar vote in the state Senate, recently passed House Bill 55, which establishes that property owned by state-related universities such as Penn State is considered public property and is therefore tax exempt. The House vote was 194 to 0 and the Senate vote was 47 to 0. The governor is expected to sign the bill.

Location found for child care center at University Park
Moving ahead with plans to provide access to quality child care, the University has identified a site on the University Park campus along East College Avenue where by 1999 a new child care center will stand.

Universities must tackle ethics issues head-on, expert says
Colleges and universities that discover unethical or unprofessional conduct among their research faculty -- which can range from cutting corners to committing outright fraud -- must publicly disclose the problems and ways of resolving them, an expert on research integrity told a Penn State Forum audience on Nov. 25.

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