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Volume 109, No. 1


Notes to a Younger Mother
In her new book, writer-mom and autism activist Susan Senator C’84 G’85 shows how to make the most of the unexpected life. By Susan Frith.
 An excerpt from The Autism Mom’s Survival Guide

Paternity Test
Between Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, which Founding Father did the most—by far—to promote and shape the future of public education in America? (Hint: He also published a periodical with the same name as this one.) By Michael Zuckerman

A Double Reward
A program at the School of Veterinary Medicine provides free surgery and follow-up care to shelter dogs with mammary tumors and matches them with willing owners, while also collecting data that could advance treatment of human breast cancers. By Kathryn Levy Feldman

Art History Lessons
An exhibit at the Arthur Ross Gallery offers a revealing look at some treasures of the University’s art collection—but a walk around campus works, too. By Molly Petrilla

When Wax Was Hot 
Four decades ago, a Penn-dominated rock band was poised to take the world by storm. What happened? By Geoff Ginsberg


From the Editor

From College Hall


First Person: Essays
Notes from the Undergrad Kindling a love of reading?
Alumni Voices 
Meeting Professor Ito
My office, myself
Expert Opinion 
Whose data?

Gazetteer: News & Sports
Weiss Pavilion fits fitness under Franklin Field arches 
Fels consultant John Kromer on how to fix broken cities 
Novel drug treatment may shrink breast-cancer tumors
ACA helps alumni kids be the best applicants they can be 
Penn Reading Project’s The Big Necessity makes excrement interesting 
Penn Spectrum sends message: “We are Penn—all of us are Penn” 
“If the shipwreck is in the water, why would I stay on land?” 
C.T. Alexander W’56 on his 50th year behind the mic at Franklin Field 
Despite tragedy, football’s prospects look bright

EXHIBITION Surveying Wharton Esherick’s works in wood
BOOKS Ideological slugger. The Empire Strikes Out 
BOOKS Beyond Bovary. One Hundred Great French Books

Alumni Profiles
Dan Rottenberg C’64 still believes in journalism 
Cenk Uygur W’92 
delivers the “real news” on The Young Turks 
Jabari Evans C’04 
and Michael Aguilar EAS’01 take hip-hop to school 
Gianna Driver W’04 
saves other women from the life her mother escaped 
Lynn Toler L’84 
lays down the law on Divorce Court



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