Josh Tauberer Gr’11 believed the government should just give him the data he needed to create GovTrack, his website to help people follow the progress of Congressional legislation. When the powers-that-be said No, he went out and got it anyway. [...]
Once hailed as a “landmark” achievement, alumnus and Penn English professor Robert Spiller’s Literary History of the United States now feels not just dated but fundamentally misguided. What happened?[...]
Brendan O’Leary on Syria’s civil war and the region’s future.[...]
Canada claims Franklin, too (on commemorative postage stamp).[...]
Man-of-many-media Tukufu Zuberi curates a pair of museum exhibits.[...]
LEGO’s lessons for innovators.[...]
Anthea Butler’s battles in the blogosphere and twitterverse.[...]
New book aims to “pressure-test” social entrepreneurs’ good intentions.[...]
Coach Rudy Fuller: “Now we feel really good in two areas: our depth and our leadership.”[...]
National Medal of Arts for Laurie Olin.[...]
Football’s strong senior class; field hockey’s new field of dreams.[...]
Paralyzed from the neck down by a gunshot wound in 2011, Kevin Neary C’04 can’t help imagining that someday a medical miracle might allow him to walk again. [...]
The dangers and rewards of giving more than you get. An excerpt from Give and Take by Wharton professor Adam Grant. Plus: Interview with the author.[...]
Can an unpredictably centrist talk-show host with a yen for “nothing” really have an impact on the national discourse?[...]
What happens when a playwright best known for a one-man show about a seriously overdue library book gets involved in creating a blockbuster musical about an iconic superhero? In one word: Kapow![...]
Our annual photo essay.[...]
Biden calls on Class of 2013 to “show us what you can do.” [...]
2013 Honorands[...]
Friedman on MOOCs: What happened to media will happen to education.[...]
Annenberg conference examines data-mining in politics.[...]