August 12, 1999......Volume 29, Issue 4

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New no-fare bus plan is ready to roll
By the end of the month, it should be as easy as that to get around the University Park campus, say University transportation officials who hope employees begin using the new no-fare bus service that is part of Penn State's plan to lessen traffic on campus.

Policy modifications address student concerns
Citing concerns that have been raised by students and others over some elements of the University's recently revised policy on designated speech areas at University Park, Terrell Jones, vice provost for educational equity, announced July 30 that modifications than been made to policy AD51 to provide for maximum free speech opportunities.

I scream, you scream
The University community is invited to an Ice Cream Social hosted by President Graham B. Spanier at 3:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, to celebrate the philanthropic progress of the faculty and staff initiative of The Grand Destiny Campaign. The campaign, Penn State's $1 billion fund-raising initiative to strengthen its mission of teaching, research and service to society, was launched publicly on April 23. It will run through June 30, 2003, and involves all 24 Penn State locations.

University is in compliance with drought regulations
In response to the statewide drought emergency announced by Gov. Tom Ridge on July 20, Penn State has implemented a variety of water conservation measures mandated by The Department of Environmental Protection. The University actually began many voluntary cutbacks before the governor's emergency announcement.


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