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Vol. 96, No. 1


Unifying the University
On the occasion of the General Alumni Society’s 100th anniversary, a look back at how the Society helped alumni speak with one voice and become partners in the University community—not to mention persuade the University to ask them for money. By Mark Frazier Lloyd

John DiIulio Gets Religion
The controversial criminal-justice scholar, who coined the term “superpredator,” is on a crusade to see that his dire predictions of skyrocketing youth crime don’t come true. By Mary Ann Meyers

The Virtual Classroom
Information technology makes teaching and learning possible around the clock and around the world. But some wonder if an Ivy League education can be delivered over the Internet. By Susan Lonkevich

The Fragrance of Ink
An exhibition at the Arthur Ross Gallery—part of the Gallery’s year-long “Celebration of Asia”—highlights Korean “literati” paintings from the Choson Dynasty. By Dilys Pegler Winegrad


From the Editor
Just who gets the Gazette? It’s a question we get asked a lot.

Debate on genetic counseling, scholars war over Israel’s early years.

Notes From the Undergrad
Happy graduation … and congratulations on your wedding. By Justin Feil.

Food fight“Water Buffalo” extinctU.S. low in “social progress”Penn in Top 10Alzheimer’s advanceGround broken for Sansom CommonAnnenberg Center director resignsThe Class of 2001Irvine to be restored.

Penn is well-positioned for a run at the Ivy title. By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
A rare first novel: no (apparent) autobiography. The Light of Falling Stars. By David L. Ulin

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

Alumni Profiles

Edward B. Shils
The “Energizer Bunny” of Education.

Edward B. Keller
Representing the voice of the consumer.

Linda Simensky
Cartoons Kids & Adults Love.

Ira Einhorn
The Unicorn’s Capture.

Dr. Jeffrey Feinman
The Cyber Vet.


Double Acrostic, by Don Z. Block, Gr’77

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