Class Acts

With volunteerism on the rise nationally, Penn's alumni programming has expanded beyond highball toasts and traveling lectures to include cleaning up parks and driving nails, creating new ways to engage with the old alma mater.

Wideman on Campus

The writer John Edgar Wideman—a star athlete and Rhodes Scholar at Penn in the early sixties—was back on campus last spring. In a wide-ranging interview at Kelly Writers House, he talked about the construction of reality, the joys of basketball, the writer’s search for a subject and the mysterious power of faith.