Vol. 95, No. 8
Where Human Life Happens
Genetic testing and other technologies that offer a “window on the womb” are allowing parents to know more about their prospective offspring than ever before. Is that good?
By Phil Berardelli
On the trail with his new daughter, a father’s perspective changes.
By David Wicinas
Camp David on the Schuylkill
When scholars representing two distinct strands of Judiac studies gathered in Houston Hall, they may not have signed any peace accords, but they did find some common ground.
By Samuel Hughes
Alumni Weekend 1997
Penn Grads came from all over the country to be a part of Alumni Weekend.
From the Editor
Some words on the word “normal,” congratulations, and a welcome.
Chewing over the past three decades of Penn restaurants … and more.
From College Hall
Penn’s role in the community combines both. By Judith Rodin
Notes From the Undergrad
Fond memories and advice from a new alumna. By Randi Feigenbaum
Bill Cosby speaks, students march and sweat at Commencement … Former President Sheldon Hackney’s return to campus … Baseball coach Bob Seddon’s winning ways … Comparing French and American students … Testing the feasibility of fish farming
Off the Shelf
A Cacophony of Voices
The plague of race in a fever-stricken city. By David L. Uli
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news
Understanding machines and the mind.
A textile artist works his magic on scarves.
Cryptic Crossword, by Brit Ray