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Vol. 97, No. 5


The Children’s Crusaders
Calling for a truly child-centered approach, a multidisciplinary group at Penn aims to remake the nation’s child-welfare system.
By Samuel Hughes

The True Summit
Confessions of a late-blooming mountain climber.
By Ursula Wagener

Resetting the Circadian Clock
Dr. David Dinges probes the mysteries of sleep—from how astronauts on a two-year mission to Mars will experience time to why drowsy drivers don’t get off the road.
By Harry Goldstein

Penn & Ink
A reading series at Kelly Writers House is luring alumni writers back to campus.
By Nate Chinen

Travels with Tarzan: A Documentary Odyssey
In which a pair of alumni filmmakers run away with the circus.
By Robin Rosenthal


From the Editor
Saving lives.

Penn’s China “dynasty,” condone or condemn, rats and cats, goalpost gripe.

Notes From the Undergrad
Valentine’s Day massacre (of romance).

Alumni Voices
Tribute to a teacher.

From College Hall
Wiring the University for the next century.

Alumnus’ death sparks renewed alcohol debate
New dental-school facility under construction
Honoring and updating W.E.B. DuBois
Solar-car racing team hopes to shine
$10 million for a health and fitness center in Gimbel gym
$5 million verdict for vet-school professor
Quality up again; tuition increase smallest in 30 years
NEH head on elitism, Elvis and integration
Hunting neutrinos in Antarctica

Off the Shelf
The city seen. Sidewalk Critic: Lewis Mumford’s Writings on New York .

Men’s basketball captures Ivy title.

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

Alumni Profiles
Christopher Heisen C’91 | Quiet on the Set! And No Vacuuming, Please
Myles Berkowitz C’81 W’82, Efthimios Hatzis C’87, Gavin C’91 and Greg C’86 O’Connor, Hershey C’64 | Making Movies
Craig Boreth C’91 | Feasts Fit for a Writer
Elie Seidman EAS’97 and John Possumato W’82 L’85 | Wired for Speed
Howard Hornstein D’67 | His Sail Near Over, Chanteyman Still Enjoys Music of the Sea
Teodoro Vidal W’43 | Collection Reveals Richness of Puerto Rican Culture
David Henderson C’81 | A Neighborhood’s Revolutionary Revival
Erica Skala C’94 | Modeling Corporate Success


Double acrostic by Don Block, Gr’77.

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