June 18, 1998......Volume 27, Issue 33

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Academic units must develop plans to meet new guidelines
The University's colleges, major departments and other academic units have between now and early November to develop and submit comprehensive four-year plans for making sure that their general education courses conform to the new general education program.

Two receive University's highest honor
Robert D. Hume, the Edwin Erle Sparks professor of English, and Alexander Wolszczan, distinguished professor of astronomy and astrophysics, have been named Evan Pugh Professors, the highest honor Penn State bestows on a faculty member.

Court rules in favor of Penn State in Hershey tax case
The University's status as an instrumentality of the Commonwealth that is immune from taxation was upheld June 12 in a decision written by Judge Rochelle S. Friedman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. This decision rejected an appeal by Dauphin County and the Derry Township School District of a Dauphin County trial court's earlier decision that they could not include The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on their tax rolls beginning in 1993.

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