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Vol. 96, No. 4


“Officer Down”
Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell comforts the families of two police officers shot in the line of duty. And excerpt from “A Prayer For the City.” By Buzz Bissinger

Science Meets Society
Technophobia runs rampant, but what may be scarier is a system in which scientific truth is determined in the media and the courts, says Dr. Kenneth Foster. By Sonia K. Ellis

“High Above College Green, Close to the Stars”
After five years in exile, the Philomathean Society — the oldest continuous collegiate literary society in the nation — has returned to its historic quarters on the top floor of College Hall. What now? By Caren Lissner


From the Editor
Finding a Home

Athletic department faulted, more on West Philly, Lieber’s secret revealed.

Notes From the Undergrad
All Penn undergraduates can benefit from college houses. By Myra Lotto.

Football team forfeits five wins due to player ineligibilityMan suspected of shooting a College senior has been arrestedArchitecture: Monument honors women in militaryWhat it takes to be a defense lawyer$100 million for cancer researchThis is your brain … seeing others on crackNew SAS dean namedPhiladelphia students take on 100 Book Challenge

Can a Quaker ever wish a Tiger well? By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
Briefly noted: recent books by alumni and faculty.

The Alumni
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn’s outstanding alumni.
John Neary | Fulfilling Requests Large and Small For 20 Years.
Willow Bay | Former Cover Model Now Covers the News.
Wharton on the Hudson
Marshal H. Larrabee II | Toying Around Got TB Patient Back on Track
General who? | From now on, there will be no confusing Penn’s alumni association with any other.
Ira Einhorn | Fugitive Remains in France.


Cryptic Crossword by Brit Ray

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