Nov | Dec 2021
Volume 120, No. 2
As Amy Gutmann enters the final months of her presidency—fresh off her second record-setting fundraising campaign and having steered the University through an unprecedented pandemic—we offer a look at some of the ways Penn has grown and changed as a result of her leadership and the vision she expressed 17 years ago in the Penn Compact. Plus: Rational Exuberance, an interview with the president. By the Gazette Editors
After an 18-month hiatus, live theater has returned to the American stage. Alumni active in producing shows on Broadway and elsewhere reflect on the pandemic’s onset, its impact on them and their industry, and what the future holds. By JoAnn Greco
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Chaneysville Incident, David Bradley C’72 (aka “The Author Of”) reflects on his acclaimed novel’s genesis and composition—and how the passage of time has made a historical fiction out of a work set in the present looking at the past. By David Bradley
Philanthropy | $5.4 billion finish for the Power of Penn.
Student Honors | Three Churchill Scholars from Penn in Cambridge this year
Convocation | “Your collaboration could one day change the world.”
Heard on Campus | Philadelphia’s case of compulsory vaccination (in 1991).
Performing Arts | Marquee Makeover: At 50, Annenberg becomes Penn Live Arts.
Campus | Some new buildings and centers on the way.
Sports | Men’s basketball’s Jelani Williams has been counting the days.
Sports | Steve Dolan named new director of Penn Relays.
Visual Art | Roberto Lugo’s God Complex at Arthur Ross Gallery
Film Review | Morgan Neville C’89 on Anthony Bourdain in Roadrunner.
Exhibition | Martha Rich GFA’11’s It goes by so fast at Annenberg.
Books | The voices in your head have something to say. Chatter.
Old Penn | Medical dissertations online.