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Volume 105, No. 5


Harold Ford’s Next Move
The notorious “Call Me” ad may—or may not—have cost former U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. C’92 election as the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction. But despite his narrow loss in Tennessee last fall, he emerged from the race as “a rock star, basically.”
By Jordana Horn

The Secret of Our Success
Women can achieve a fulfilling blend of motherhood and career—just maybe not perfection. And that’s OK, says journalist and mother Leslie Bennetts CW’70, in an excerpt from her new book, The Feminine Mistake. Plus: An interview with the author

Across the Borderline
Building on the international connections of “the most networked man in the world,” the new Center for Global Communication Studies is exploring the vast and tangled web of global media.
By Samuel Hughes and Katie Haegele


From the Editor

From College Hall


Notes from the Undergrad The view from the green couch
Alumni Voices Sweat equity, sweet music
Elsewhere “I felt excessively like a biology exhibit”
Expert Opinion At a time of illness, stories are important

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
 Giegengack’s inconvenient questions 
 Senior Alix Rogers wins Gates Fellowship 
 Grant program extended; tuition and fees rise 4.9 percent 
 AIDS fighter Paul Farmer on the “cost-effectiveness” fallacy 
 Penn settles for $1.6 million in New York student-loan investigation 
 Research Briefs 
 Vanderbilt’s Andrew Porter named GSE dean 
 Feminist Toril Moi on not being a “woman writer” 
 Ward pleads guilty to child pornography charges 
 James Baker to speak at Commencement 
 Innovation for the rest of us: “2nd Best Idea Slam” 
 Parachuting robot snares annual PennVention prize 
 B-baller turned blogger Steve Danley; wrestler Valenti champion again 

Photography An archaeologist’s art. Exploring Iran
Books Poems political and personal by Gregory Djanikian C’71. So I Will Till the Ground
Books The posthumously prolific Philip Rieff
Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles 
Drew Gilpin Faust G’71 Gr’75
 is Harvard’s new president 
Alumni bring fresh food options to Philadelphia’s poor
Joan Saltzman G’70 gave her heart—and a kidney—to John Katz
Paul Ruppert C’89 stocks art and theater at the Warehouse

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries


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