Vol. 97, No. 6


Squeeze Play
In an age where money talks or players walk, Phillies president and CEO Dave Montgomery is set on building a winning team from the ground up. Oh, and a new ballpark would be nice too.
By Samuel Hughes

Of Things Evil
Century-old Law School records and newspaper clippings tell the tale of a brutal murder that was only the first step in a tragic miscarriage of justice.
By Derek Davis

The Vision Thing
Computer and information science professor Ruzena Bacsjy thought getting robots to see clearly was complicated. Now she has to deal with congress.
By Sonia Ellis

Alumni Weekend 1999
Slide show.

In the Valley of the Shadow of Death 101
Two instructors and 14 students took a literary tour of duty through our bloody century.
By Peter Nichols


From the Editor
Marking Time.

Family preservation defended, circus no life for animals, DuBois and change.

Notes From the Undergrad
Mentee and mentor.

Alumni Voices
How to pick cars and colleges.

From College Hall
Recommendations on curbing alcohol abuse.

Common ingredient yields major advance
Freshmen will read the play Copenhagen this summer
Unearthing treasures from the Black Sea
Theater for kids at Annenberg Center
Gerda Lerner on why women’s studies matters
$10 million to establish Fox Leadership Program
Health System to cut 450 employees
Panel debates sweatshop issue

Off the Shelf
Good catch. My Secret Fishing Life .

The year in review.

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.
Ted Werth C/W’94 | Garden of Hedon
Melinda Wagner Gr’86 | A Surprise Musical Prize
Lisa Scottoline C’77 L’81 | Murder, She Writ: A Conversation
Michael Malyszko C’73 and Judith Hughes CW’73 | Paris is for Pooches
Chuck Bednarik Ed’49 | Former Quaker Football Star Still Tough as Concrete
Terrance Johnson SW’98 | Social Worker Exposes Mental Health Abuses
Elsie Sterling Howard CW’68 | Connecting Penn’s Past and Present
Dr. Ahmed Zewail Gr’74 Hon’97 | Stamp of Approval


Cryptic Crossword.

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