Volume 97, No. 2


The Stock Market Sage
When he was a kid, Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel liked to chart the growth of morning glories in his back yard; now he directs his keen attention to the rise and fall of the stock market. By Susan Lonkevich

The Flu of 1918
It started with a cough in the summer of 1918. In the next 120 days, nearly 22 million people around the world would die in one of the worst epidemics in modern times. And Philadelphia was to be the American city with the highest death toll. By Eileen A. Lynch

Through a Glass Darkly
Stephen Glass’s glittering career in journalism took off at The Daily Pennsylvanian and crash-landed when he was discovered to have fabricated dozens of articles for national magazines. Did this talent for invention color his work at Penn? By Samuel Hughes

The Bible’s People
A new permanent exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology draws on artifacts from excavations spanning much of the century to reveal the daily lives of the Bronze and Iron age inhabitants of Canaan and ancient Israel. By Todd Pitock

Constitutionalist in Cyberspace
In the decade and a half since he graduated from Penn, legal scholar and internet enthusiast Lawrence Lessig has emerged as a leading thinker in the application of Constitutional concepts to the realm of cyberspace—and gotten Bill Gates (among others) mad at him. By Phil Leggiere


From the Editor
Unsolved mysteries.

No news not good news, the small print.

Notes From the Undergrad
The home page as self-portrait.

From College Hall
A library transformed for a new century.

Alumni Voices
Back to football camp, 30 years later.

Movie theater announced for 40th StreetNew director of alumni relations namedWharton and Law deans to step downOutdoor welcome for Class of 2002Penn places sixth in U.S. News surveyFeline kidney transplant programMutation found in prostate-cancer geneBenefit to employers who work with schools.

High hopes for men’s and women’s hoops.

Off the Shelf
Celebrating the city’s residential riches. Historic Houses of Philadelphia.
A new translation. The Book of Job.

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

Alumni Profiles
Shilpa Rao, C’98 | Overturning Taboos to Address an Epidemic
Bill Meiklejohn, W’42 |The Patron Saint of Ping-Pong
David O’Neil, C’77 | Reviving the Original Human Gathering Place
Steven Jeffes, G’87 | Where Does Beauty Lie — In the Eyes of the Employer?
Frederick C. Murphy, W’43 |Saving Private Murphy


Cryptic crossword by Brit Ray.

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