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September 14, 2000......Volume 30, Issue 7

Spanier challenges University community, outlines progress during annual address
In his sixth State of the University Address, President Graham B. Spanier on Sept. 8 characterized 2000 as a year of record achievement and challenged the University community to work together to build on Penn State's many positives.

Endowment reaches $1 billion
Penn State senior Zarna Dalal can focus on her studies this fall with less worry about how she'll meet college expenses, thanks to the Alvin and Jean Snowiss Scholarship that she's just been awarded. The scholarship is one of about 2,300 privately endowed scholarship funds that benefit nearly 10,000 Penn State students.

University seeks $361 million in appropriations
Penn State is seeking a 4.25 percent base state appropriation increase for the 2001-2002 academic year. In addition, the University is asking for a $16 million increase for special appropriations to support the College of Medicine, the School of Information Sciences and Technology, and environmental compliance.

Deans endorse University policy on academic integrity
Penn State's new policy on academic integrity has been strongly endorsed by Penn State's Council of Academic Deans (CADS).

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