April 23, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 29

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University forges $15 million agreement with PennDOT
Improved traveling safety and increased mobility of Pennsylvania's transit systems are among the goals of a just-signed $15-million contract between Penn State and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The five-year agreement is the latest development in a growing relationship between Penn State and PennDOT.

Two University leaders announce their departures
Over the last week, word of two pending vacancies in academic leadership positions within the University have been announced. Both Terri Brooks, dean of the College of Communications, and Howard Grotch, interim dean of the Eberly College of Science and professor of physics, have said they will retire from their posts. Brooks announced her resignation April 15 and Grotch announced his intent to leave April 16.

New school would answer society's needs
Consideration of a new school of information sciences and technology is high on President Graham B. Spanier's "to do" list, as he works toward positioning Penn State to help solve some pressing societal needs.

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