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Volume 112, No. 5


Still Kicking

And singing. And dancing. And joking. And cross-dressing. A century and a quarter after its first production in 1889, Mask & Wig—the “oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States”—remains the one there’s only room for. By Dave Zeitlin

The Privilege of a Lifetime

As president and CEO of the private foundation that owns, operates, and finances the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Joe Daniels L’98 has weathered political battles, emotional conflicts, economic challenges, construction headaches, and more to honor those who died that day and document the process of rebuilding and recovery at Ground Zero. By Kathryn Levy Feldman

The Commissioners

A pair of prominent Penn alumni recently served on two presidential panels that probed some very sensitive national issues. Now they discuss the process, and their findings. By Stephen Marmon

The Lettuce Cure

After a century of astonishing advances, essential medicines still remain beyond the reach of an estimated one-third of the world’s population. Penn Dental’s Henry Daniell could be on the cusp of changing that. By Trey Popp



From the Editor

From College Hall



First Person: Essays

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGRAD Bonding over baseball

ALUMNI VOICES Rousing rendition

ELSEWHERE What catches the eye and what stirs the soul


Gazetteer: News & Sports

New deans in SP2, Wharton, Nursing, GSE, and (interim) Law

Surviving the Boston Marathon bombing, and thriving at Penn

Mary Ellen Mark FA’62 ASC’64 is not a fan of Photoshop

Campus mental-health services expanding in wake of student suicides

Nick Spitzer C’71 on the importance of “informal culture”

Solidarity and diversity mark the 40th anniversary of women’s studies

Counterparts competes in a cappella college championship

Musician and activist John Legend C’99 will speak at Commencement

M. Grace Calhoun named new athletic director

Basketball: women Ivy champs; “unacceptable season” for men




ART Strong Penn presence at Whitney Biennial

BOOKS Turning on the lights. How Paris Became Paris

MUSIC “Outsider” composer Joseph Hallman LPS’13 has arrived

MUSIC Tony Peebles C’03 plays sax in a Grammy-winning band

BOOKS Celebrating food and culture. Culinary Expeditions



Alumni: Profiles

Producer Vivek Tiwary C’96 W’96 wrote a book on the “fifth Beatle”

Baseball and military service shaped the life of Nick Francona W’08

Location scout Dan Gorman CGS’82 GEd’97 puts Philly on film

Judith Rodin CW’66 Hon’04 was a co-chair at Davos this year

Darlene Cavalier CGS’05 is a cheerleader for science


: Events

: Notes

: Obituaries



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