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John Neary
Fulfilling Requests Large and Small For 20 Years

It's the week after Thanksgiving, and John Neary, C'71, is very, very tired. This is the busiest time of the year for him, he explains, as head concierge at The Carlyle hotel on Manhattan's Upper East Side. "Everybody wants to go to New York to buy Christmas stuff." And at the elegant Carlyle, where rooms start at $355 a night, guests expect -- and receive -- top-notch concierge service.

Willow Bay
Former Cover Model Now Covers the News

When Willow Bay, C'85, was a 15 -- year -- old high school student, she wanted to be a journalist and decided to interview with Seventeen magazine for an editorial internship. After she arrived at the magazine's offices, however, she was directed to a modeling agency. In no time at all, rather than writing for the magazine, Bay found herself on its cover.
   Now, almost 20 years later, Bay has made the transition from the rarefied world of high fashion to that of broadcast journalism, where she is one of the nation's busiest journalists.


Wharton on the Hudson

To keep in touch with classmates, some alumni travel great distances to attend college reunions and homecomings. Residents of One Columbus Place need only walk into their lobby. The apartment complex on Manhattan's Upper West Side is home to some three dozen members of Wharton's Class of '97.

Marshal H. Larrabee II
Toying Around Got TB Patient Back on Track

In 1932, just a year after he graduated from Wharton, Marshal H. Larrabee II's banking career derailed when he suddenly collapsed and was diagnosed with tuberculosis. But for Larrabee, now age 90, that devastating illness led to a successful vocation he never would have predicted -- making toy trains.

General who?

From now on, there will be no confusing Penn's alumni association with any other. On January 1, the General Alumni Society officially became the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, or UPAS..

Ira Einhorn
Fugitive Remains in France

Efforts to extradite Ira Einhorn, C'61, to the United States to serve a life sentence for a 1977 murder have so far met with a firm "non" from French authorities.

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