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Alice Goffman was a Penn undergraduate when she began doing the fieldwork for the project that became On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City. It’s an important, unsettling exploration of a serious issue. Just try not to focus on her.[...]
They tend to be uncomfortable with terms like “fighter” and “hero,” but it’s hard to know what else to call these alumni and staff volunteers who’ve traveled to the heart of the epidemic to do whatever they can to help its victims.[...]
Deborah Denno GrW’82 L’89 is one of the country’s leading scholars in the highly charged realm of the death penalty.[...]
Whether you’re in the market for exotic pickles or looking to invest in the next up-and-coming urban neighborhood, these alumni-owned online businesses have you covered.[...]
Our annual photo essay. Plus: Alumni Award of Merit winners and citations.[...]
That would be Alan Livingston, who invented Bozo the Clown, saved Frank Sinatra’s singing career, and (maybe) launched the Beatles in America.[...]
As a Zionist soldier, civil-rights advocate, and pioneer of joint nonviolent activism between Israelis and Palestinians, Hillel Bardin has dedicated most of his adult life to the pursuit of a most elusive peace.[...]
A young reporter gets his first taste of war in eastern Ukraine. [...]
Nathan Mossell M1882 overcame great odds to become the first African-American graduate of Penn’s School of Medicine. He went on to found Philadelphia’s first black hospital—an achievement he never really wanted. [...]
F. Scott Fitzgerald died a failure, but now The Great Gatsby sells a half-million copies a year (even when there’s not a movie). In So We Read On, alumna and Fresh Air book-critic Maureen Corrigan explains how this happened—and why it’s right that it did.[...]
As longtime Athletic Director Steve Bilsky W’71 departs Weightman Hall, how will his 20-year tenure be remembered? And where will his successor, M. Grace Calhoun, take Penn athletics? [...]
The Penn alumna and English professor—survivor of two rapes while an undergraduate—has become a lauded scholar and teacher and a leading activist in the effort to end violence against women and girls. [...]
Robert Lanza C’78 M’83 has racked up a slew of scientific accolades—and generated an equal amount of controversy—for his pioneering work on cloning and stem cells. [...]
There’s a rich music in the poetry of Gregory Djanikian C’71, along with hard-won wisdom, a generous spirit, and a “clarity that does not negate complication.” [...]
Vikram Dewan WG’78 is leading the transformation of the venerable Philadelphia Zoo. [...]
With the new exhibition, Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, the Penn Museum and a team of Native American advisors and collaborators aim to “transform your understanding of Native America today.”[...]
Medical alumnus William A. Newell practiced the healing arts throughout his life—when he wasn’t founding the Life-Saving Service, representing New Jersey’s Second District in Congress, and serving as governor of New Jersey and Washington Territory. [...]
Penn Admissions Dean Eric Furda C’87 would love it if your child or grandchild comes to Penn, but he doesn’t want them—or you—to start the college-search process with that goal in mind. [...]
SLIDESHOW | Picnic in the (Penn) Park, and more. [...]
Window, May|June 2014[...]