Newly acquired papers reveal the contentious relationship between Penn's first provost and Founder Benjamin Franklin.
Dueling Quills: The Provost Smith Papers
Information technology makes teaching and learning possible round the clock. But can an Ivy League education be delivered over the 'net? "The Virtual Classroom"
"Information architect" Richard Saul Wurman has made a life's quest--and a very comfortable living--out of forgetting everything he ever knew about lots of things the rest of us take for granted."The Commissioner of Curiosity"
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F E A T U R E S
Moderns in the Quad
Professor Herbert S. Wilf doesn't mind being called "the Grinch who stole mathematics," but he'd rather be known as the Picasso of proofs.
Start Me Up
Randall Lane has made P.O.V. the hottest new magazine in years--with the help of some foolhardy credit-card companies and trusting former DP writers.
A River of Words
Practicing medicine in the hills of eastern Kentucky in the late-1950s, a young doctor realized "how little medical school had taught me about life and death and most conditions in between."
Reflections of a Couple of Book Prize Judges
How the year's "bests" get picked. By Peter Conn and Wendy Steiner.
D E P A R T M E N T S
From the Editor
Investment question, pro and con on drinking age, upset over census.
Notes From the Undergrad
Poetry goes public on College Green.
Can Penn compete? ... Class of 2002: Better than ever (again) ... Book lovers beware? ... Safer sunblocks on the way ... Garry Wills on support for the arts ... New incentives for home ownership ... Investigating the role of alternative medicine ... Africa site reaches 1 million hits ... Celebrating Strausz-Hupé ... Print show at Faculty Club.
New women's records in the shot put and discus.
Off the Shelf
Less in common than meets the eye. Tempest Rising and Pride.
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 Bloch, Gr '77