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F E A T U R E S
A literal stroke of fate transformed Jon Sarkin from a chiropractor and sometime-doodler into an artist who creates out of an obsessive fervor. By Susan Lonkevich
You are what you watch, and read, and access on the Internet. Advertisers know it, and they're exploiting the knowledge as never before-with dire consequences for society. By Joseph Turow
Ethics for the Orthodoxy
A conference on medical ethics co-sponsored by Penn's Center for Bioethics touched on everything from the "brutal" competition for patients to the possible cloning of humans. By John Shea
Show Me The Funny!
Plagued by meddling network executives and temperamental stars, Penn alumni toiling in the world of television comedy are comforted only by fat paychecks and the envy of their classmates. By Howard Gensler
D E P A R T M E N T S
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Pro and con on Luntz ... Savior was no sinner ... foregoing Founder's Day
Off the Shelf
By Sam Day
How much is Adam Smith worth? ... Filmmaker's view of two worlds ... Writers on campus get a roomseveral, actuallyof their own ... Archaeology on screen ... Breakthrough in cystic fibrosis research ... College Hall's new visitor.
|Notes From the Undergrad
Magnificent Obsession. Row, row, row your boatthen row some more. But Why? By Lee W. Bailey
American Genius. The well-told story of a bad businessman and a gifted author. By Robert Regan
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades, and other personal news.
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
Double Acrostic, by Don Z. Block, Gr'77
Illustration by Christian Northeast