Vol. 96, No. 3
The Commissioner of Curiosity
“Information architect” Richard Saul Wurman has made a life’s quest—and a very comfortable living—out of forgetting everything he ever knew about lots of things the rest of us take for granted. By David Kushner
Photos from the game, the parties, the band’s 100th anniversary, and more.
But You Can’t Call It Sport
This year’s score was Penn 20–Princeton 17, but more than a century ago the two teams’ ancestors battled to a tie—at the Academy of Music. By Mark F. Bernstein
Elin Danien went from autodidact to Penn anthropology student at age 46. She found the college experience so fulfilling that she started a scholarship for other women. By Susan Lonkevich
George Weiss gave 112 West Philadelphia students a chance to go to college. He says he’s gotten much more in return. By Susan Lonkevich
Steep Mountains and Strong Spirits
From backpacker to businessperson, a Penn alumna witnesses Vietnam’s economic and social transformation.
From the Editor
West Philly story a welcome step, early wedders speak out … and more.
Notes From the Undergrad
Change in the new residential-living plan is mostly semantic.
By Lee W. Bailey
Provost Chodorow steps down … IAST building opens … Trustees’ Council of Penn Women celebrates its 10th anniversary … Visions of independent Africa … Outsourcing facilities management … University police under investigation … Chinese president speaks on campus … A pair of researchers advances in the war on cancer.
Men’s basketball returns with a seasoned squad. By Noel Hynd
Off the Shelf
Road map for relationships. The Secret Language of Relationships.
By Carolyn R. Guss
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news.
John Segal |Tiny Illustrations Make a Big Impression
Kitsie Schelter |Community on Wheels
Wendy Neuss |From the Quad to the Delta Quadrant … and Beyond
Judy Hutchison |Trounced in Trivia Game?
Ed Feldman |Wielding Puns and Staple Guns
Alexandra Martinez Tornek |Babies Prefer Bach
Dr. William R. Ferris |Scholar of the South
Double Acrostic, by Don Z. Bloch