That Roosevelt

Penn Law professor, legal scholar, and novelist Kermit Roosevelt III is doing his best to live up to the family name—including, in his latest book, by tackling cousin Franklin’s executive order authorizing the confinement of more than 100,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II.

Street Fighter

“Gridlock Sam” Schwartz is an icon in New York’s century-long war with traffic. Can his final campaign reshape the city’s transportation future?

March Madness Missed

What’s more frustrating than playing Ivy League men’s basketball in the same era as Bill Bradley? Winning the University’s first official Ivy championship the year after he graduated, and then being kept out of postseason play because of a fight between the League and the NCAA. Fifty years later, Penn’s 1965-66 squad still wonders what might have been.

Make It Mini

Adjunct anthropology professor Louise Krasniewicz is a prize-winning miniature-maker—and she's researching our attraction to tiny worlds at the same time.

‘From Away’

In coastal Maine, the Tepler family—including dad Sheldon L'81, mom Denise C'78 G'81, and daughter Maya C'11—have opened their home to two Burundian asylum-seekers. Now Maya is making a documentary about the experience, titled 'From Away.'

Choosing Paper

Through a West Philly-based, non-profit print shop and zine library called The Soapbox, several alums are putting paper first.