Vol. 121, No. 1
Penn’s new president says growing up in Fargo, North Dakota, is the most memorable thing about her, but former colleagues and University leaders would rather talk about her warmth, attention to others and their ideas, and ability to bring groups together for a common goal (though the Midwestern thing is interesting, too, and perhaps related).
By John Prendergast
Longtime journalist Dan Rottenberg C’64’s new memoir recounts an “alternative” journey through the ever-changing print media landscape. Plus: an excerpt on how his Welcomat came to be.
By Dave Zeitlin
PIK Professors Philip Tetlock and Barbara Mellers have figured out a better way to predict the future. Open minds welcome. Experts, not so much.
By Alyson Krueger
Three Penn alumni amassed three varied and valuable private collections, then bequeathed them to Philadelphia and the world. But what drove Mütter, Barnes, and Rosenbach?
By JoAnn Greco
Academics | Recalculating math.
Iconography | Image update: new portraits reflect Penn’s diverse history.
Urban Farming | Penn Park Farm serves the food insecure.
Gift | $12.5 million for SP2 scholarships for underrepresented students.
Campus | New College House West named for Amy Gutmann.
Sports | Teammates’ tribute to “our beloved Booney.”
By the Numbers
Campus | Renovated compass, same old curse?
History | Alumni professors and Getty Images partner on Picturing Black History.
Film | Documentary highlights Rev. James Martin, SJ, W’82’s LGBTQ advocacy.
Exhibit | Sissel Tolaas’ olfactory aesthetics at ICA.
Katerina Manoff C’09 W’09 runs a cultural exchange program for Ukraine.
Celina de Sola C’99 SW’00 is working to prevent violence in Latin America.
Ted Hake ASC’69 created the first pop-culture auction house.
Old Penn | Pennsylmania No. 1 (again).