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Alumni Voices:
The Deluxe Edition

Memories of Penn, from the Class of 1930 to the Class of 2001. WEB EXCLUSIVE: Send your memories.

Decade by Decade
Summaries of Gazette issues at 10-year intervals during our 100 years of publication, from the first eight-page issue, in November 1902, to October 1992.
Centennial Celebration

Gazette
Honored by CASE

The Pennsylvania Gazette has received awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in three categories for 2002.

Two articles written by Gazette senior editor Samuel Hughes were included among the Best Articles of the Year, judged by CASE and the Chronicle of Higher Education. They are: "An Affair to Remember," which recounts the controversy and long-lasting impact of the firing of a Socialist-leaning Wharton School professor named Scott Nearing C'06 G'09 in 1915, won a Gold Medal. "Speech!" on linguist Noam Chomsky C'48 G'51 Gr'55 Hon'84 won a Silver Medal.

Those articles and three others ("Dinosaurs Lost and Found," by John Prendergast C'80; and "The Moral Classroom" and "The Particle Sleuths," by Susan Frith) earned the Gazette a Silver Medal for Periodical Staff Writing.

Finally, the Gazette won a Gold Medal for Visual Design in Print for the illustration accompanying the story, "Man of Letters."

F E A T U R E S
 

The Immeasurable Curiosity of Edward Peters
A colleague calls Peters, the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, “one of the great medievalists of his generation.” His own assessment: “I’m like cheap paint—I cover a lot, but not very well.” By John Shea

An Unexpected Unity
Cret Professor of Architecture Daniel Libeskind’s winning design for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is an act of remembrance and restoration. By Virginia Fairweather

The Guilt Project
Former federal prosecutor Alan Vinegrad W’80 has taken on some of New York’s most high-profile cases, and he has the thick skin and thin stomach lining to prove it. By David Porter

New Space, Ancient Worlds
The curators for the University Museum’s new exhibit, “Worlds Intertwined:
Etruscans, Greeks, Romans,” pick some of their favorite artifacts.

Sheldon Hackney’s “Spring-From-Hell”
Penn’s former president recalls the “water buffalo incident” and its role in his stormy confirmation as chair of the NEH. By Sheldon Hackney


D E P A R T M E N T S
 

Notes From the Undergrad
Picture this.

From College Hall
The case for increasing endowment for financial aid.

Alumni Voices
The Alexander-O’Hara correspondence.

Gazetteer
Brendan O’Leary on constructing democracy in post-war Iraq Students “wage peace” in Houston Hall TV show on Blackbeard leads to Marshall Scholarship Gelles named School of Social Work’s dean $10 million from GlaxoSmithKline for medical research Salman Rushdie on books, life, and the “hoo-hah” surrounding The Satanic Verses Andy Wolk C’70 on writing, directing, and Hollywood success No trial for students accused in assault case Connection found between TV watching and self-image Results of union vote sealed pending appeal Show on the Qur’an assembles a rich trove of texts Crafting a plan for Penn’s Landing

Off the Shelf
Frank Furness. A biography of the Fisher Fine Arts Library’s architect.
Plus: An interview with the author.

Sports
Consistency counts. Plus: Scoreboard.

Calendar
Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

THE ALUMNI

Alumni Profiles

Alumni Notes

Obituaries

Classifieds

Window
Cricket fever.


Cover illustration by Noah Woods
Vol.101, No. 5

Cover: Photograph by Candace diCarlo

2003 The Pennsylvania Gazette Last modified 04/28/03

 

 

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