June 17, 1999......Volume 28, Issue 33

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As Brighton leaves provost spot, he's remembered for energy, commitment
After eight years as the University's chief academic officer, Provost John A. Brighton will step down on June 30, leaving a legacy of commitment to undergraduate education and a passion for excellence.

Fall classes to have an early start
Changes in the University calendar last year mean that fall semester classes at all Penn State locations will begin on Tuesday, Aug. 24 -- a day earlier than usual.

State lawmakers approve 1999-2000 appropriation
Penn State will receive its largest appropriation increase in a decade, according to details of a budget plan for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. The budget has been approved by the state House and Senate and it is anticipated that Gov. Tom Ridge will sign it within the next 10 days.


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