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Harold Ford’s Next Move
The notorious “Call Me” ad may—or may not—have cost former U.S. Representative Harold Ford Jr. C’92 election as the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction. But despite his narrow loss in Tennessee last fall, he emerged from the race as “a rock star, basically.” | By Jordana Horn

The Secret of Our Success
Women can achieve a fulfilling blend of motherhood and career—just maybe not perfection. And that’s OK, says journalist and mother Leslie Bennetts CW’70, in an excerpt from her new book, The Feminine Mistake. Plus: An interview with the author

Across the Borderline
Building on the international connections of “the most networked man in the world,” the new Center for Global Communication Studies is exploring the vast and tangled web of global media.
| By Samuel Hughes and Katie Haegele

Volume 105, No.4
Cover illustration by Edel Rodriguez

©2007 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 04/27/07

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FIRST PERSON : Essays
Notes from the Undergrad The view from the green couch
Alumni Voices Sweat equity, sweet music
Elsewhere “I felt excessively like a biology exhibit”
Expert Opinion At a time of illness, stories are important

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Giegengack’s inconvenient questions
Senior Alix Rogers wins Gates Fellowship
Grant program extended; tuition and fees rise 4.9 percent
AIDS fighter Paul Farmer on the “cost-effectiveness” fallacy
Penn settles for $1.6 million in New York student-loan investigation
Research Briefs
Vanderbilt’s Andrew Porter named GSE dean
Feminist Toril Moi on not being a “woman writer”
Ward pleads guilty to child pornography charges
James Baker to speak at Commencement
Innovation for the rest of us: “2nd Best Idea Slam”
Parachuting robot snares annual PennVention prize
B-baller turned blogger Steve Danley; wrestler Valenti champion again
Scoreboard

ALL THINGS ORNAMENTAL : The Arts
Photography An archaeologist’s art. Exploring Iran
Books Poems political and personal by Gregory Djanikian C’71. So I Will Till the Ground
Books The posthumously prolific Philip Rieff
Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles
Drew Gilpin Faust G’71 Gr’75 is Harvard’s new president
Alumni bring fresh food options to Philadelphia’s poor
Joan Saltzman G’70 gave her heart—and a kidney—to John Katz
Paul Ruppert C’89 stocks art and theater at the Warehouse

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries

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