It started with a cough in the summer of 1918. In the next 120 days, nearly 22 million people around the world would die in one of the worst epidemics in modern times. And Philadelphia was to be the American city with the highest death toll.
Stephen Glass's glittering career in journalism took off at The Daily Pennsylvanian and crash-landed when he was discovered to have fabricated dozens of articles for national magazines. Did this talent for invention color his work at Penn?
A new permanent exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology draws on artifacts from excavations spanning much of the century to reveal the daily lives of the Bronze and Iron age inhabitants of Canaan and ancient Israel.
In the decade and a half since he graduated from Penn, legal scholar and internet enthusiast Lawrence Lessig has emerged as a leading thinker in the application of Constitutional concepts to the realm of cyberspace—and gotten Bill Gates (among others) mad at him.