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Volume 106, No. 2


Seizing the Moment
University leaders promise that Penn’s $3.5 billion fundraising campaign will make history—by changing the face of Penn’s campus and extending its local and global impact, strengthening financial aid and faculty support, and pointing a new multidisciplinary direction in higher education. With $1.6 billion already committed, donors seem to be listening.
By John Prendergast

Prisoners, Poems, and Principles
Why is attorney Marc Falkoff C’88 representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay and publishing a book of their poetry?
By Samuel Hughes

Digital Natives in Tomorrow’s Classroom
Today’s Web-washed, text-messaging, technology-tethered undergraduates don’t learn the way even their recent forebears did. Meanwhile, professors in the School of Engineering want to make them masters of technologies yet to be invented. When the two sides meet in the classroom, all the rules have changed.
By Trey Popp

Diagnosing Health Care
Four Penn scholars examine U.S. health care—and its political future.
By Samuel Hughes


From the Editor


Notes from the Undergrad Blogging the Big Muddy
Alumni Voices Remembering a mentor
Elsewhere An “air hug” in Alaska
Expert Opinion Kindest cut?

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
 Cira Center South to replace Eastern eyesore
 New housing options (just) off-campus
 Alumni Relations AVP Hoopes Wampler
 Thinking outside the gift box at Writers House
 Endowment grows 20.2 percent to $6.6 billion
 Richard Hodges named Penn Museum director
 Freshman Convocation: 45 months and a lifetime
 Krishna Singh GME’69 Gr’72 gives $20 million for nanotech
 Basketball preview

 Lisa Dinhofer GFA’76’s marble-ous subway mosaic
EXHIBITION Pre-Columbian gold objects shine at Penn Museum
BOOKS All you need to know about marriage, kids, and careers
BOOKS How we did it. The University & Urban Revival
BOOKS Writers House sponsors online-reading groups 
Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles
Reality-TV mogul Mark Cronin EAS’86
Green-driving instructor Mitch Rofsky W’72
Documentarian of debt James Scurlock W’93
Scholarship racers Bruce Lederman W’64 and friends
Music & Motion’s mover and shaker Steven Weisz C’78 GEd’79
Culinary-tour guide Liz Caskey C’99

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries


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