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May | June 2024
Vol. 122, No. 5


Good Grief

Five years after his two teenage children were killed by a drunk driver, Colin Campbell C’91 is finding new ways to grieve—while helping others deal with bereavement through his new book, support groups, and a one-man show he calls the “feel-bad story of the year.”
By Caren Lissner

Creating Civil Citizens

Penn’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program aims to foster dialogue, civic engagement, community service, and wellness—and both students and faculty are enthusiastically signing on. But the program’s contours can be murky, and its role in bridging campus divisions remains a work in progress.
By Julia M. Klein

The Making of Things

Over a decade-long photographic journey, Christopher Payne GAr’96 has explored the world of American manufacturing, from pianos to jet engines, pencils to 3D-printed rockets.


From the Editor | Life after loss.
From College Hall | Planning for an unpredictable future.
Letters | Praising Wilson, dissing “bro” friendships, and more.


Notes from the Undergrad | Siblings and citizenship.
Alumni Voices | A high rise life lesson.
Elsewhere | “Rooting for Barça is the best thing there is.”
Rabbit Hole | What book inscriptions reveal.


Climate Change | Q&A on SP2 economist R. Jisung Park’s Slow Burn.
Campus | Eclipse day on College Green: Big Crowd, Cloudy Skies.
Centers | Greenfield Intercultural Center celebrates 40 years.
Education Costs | 2024–25 tuition and fees up 3.9 percent; financial aid up 4.5.
Community Engagement | Penn stories “in, of, and for Philadelphia” online.
Commencement | Physician-writer Siddhartha Mukherjee will speak.
Judaic Studies | Katz Center examines “Antisemitism, Admissions, Academic Freedom.”
Coursework | Penn Engineering launches first undergraduate major in AI.
Baton Twirling | Anya Stewart C’27’s “amazing talent.”
Sports | Men’s squash national champions with first-ever Potter Cup win.
Sports | More memorable seasons.
Sports | Valenti to succeed Reina as wrestling coach.


Documentary Film
| Noam Osband Gr’17’s dissertation-turned-documentary.
| Refuting rural myths in Steven Conn Gr’94’s Lies of the Land.
Briefly Noted
| In Fighting the Night, Paul Hendrickson tells his father’s story.
| Revolutionary Aesthetics at Penn Libraries.


Mark Kamine C’79 found the right places for two acclaimed TV series.
Richard Stokes GAr’88 designs great spaces where people can congregate.
Nimo Patel W’00 wants “to be an instrument of whatever good I can be.”

Old Penn | “Young Franklin” at 110.