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Sep | Oct 2021
Volume 120, No. 1


(Re)Introduction to US History

How two Penn professors revamped the entry-level history class for an age of instant information access and endless quarrels over the meaning of America’s past. By Trey Popp

Opening Doors

From early education to college prep, three entrepreneurial alumni are forging new paths to support online learning and enrichment.By Holly Leber Simmons, Alyson Krueger, and Nicole Perry

The Cleveland Comeback

Inspired by his Penn football mentors and his father—a former Quakers’ basketball player—Kevin Stefanski C’04 rocketed through the NFL to become one of the league’s youngest head coaches. Now, after leading the Cleveland Browns to their first playoff win in 26 years, the reigning NFL Coach of the Year hopes to turn the long-tortured franchise into a perennial contender. Plus: The Glory and the Grind for alumni playing in the NFL. By Dave Zeitlin


From the Editor | History’s lessons, comeback coach, education innovators.
From College Hall | A historic new beginning.
Letters | Inspiring women, more on guaranteed income.


Alumni Voices | All in the hips.
Elsewhere | Casting back.
Expert Opinion | Pets after the pandemic.


Grand Opening | New College House is ready for students.
Transitions | Gutmann, Cohen nominated for US ambassadorships.
Leadership | Scott L. Bok C’81 W’81 L’84 elected chair of the board of trustees.
Housing | HIP helps to identify and address barriers to housing equity.
Community | Penn Medicine and Netter Center’s Educational Pipeline Program.
Astronomy | The Bernardinelli-Bernstein Comet is biggest ever discovered.
Sports | Football’s Prince Emili is ready to play; how Penn Olympians fared.


| Penn Libraries and partners put Islamic collections online.
Briefly Noted
Theater Arts
| Engagement Prize winners teach life skills with improv.
| Images of joy at SeeingHappy.


Art Muir C’68 WG’72 is the oldest American to scale Mount Everest.
Joey Zwillinger WG’10 is shrinking Allbirds’ carbon footprint.
Kevin Warren W’85 is the Big Ten’s first Black commissioner.


Old Penn | World’s strongest Quaker.

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