Pictures of Penn, Vol. 1

From time to time, the Gazette receives photos with Alumni Notes submissions. Although our design doesn't allow room to print them in the magazine, we thought it would be fun to share a selection here. We hope you enjoy these “Pictures of Penn.”

Black Box Justice

Richard Berk designs computer algorithms that predict crime. As courts and cops increasingly use his and similar tools to shape everything from parole decisions to street policing, Berk has a warning: accuracy comes at the cost of fairness, and citizens must decide where justice lies.

Ron Gold’s Second Act

After an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, Ron Gold C’83 W’83 struggled to come to terms with the “different hand of cards” he’d been dealt. But with the help of his wife and family—and some Penn friends—he’s managed to regain his zest for life and launch a new business to help others in his situation.

This Is Us Is His

Long before he created last season’s top-rated new TV show, Dan Fogelman got his start listening to his Penn housemates’ stories and making them laugh with his.