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CLASS OF ’93 Ladies and Gentlemen,The Booda Velvets Dan Cromie C’93 was the type of freshman who made noise in the Quad’s lounges at all hours of the night. But when a campus rock band called him up, having liked the voice they heard wailing in the halls, his hobby took flight. “I didn’t even know I could sing,” recalls Cromie a decade later, unwinding after a summer concert at the Grape Street Pub in Philadelphia’s Manayunk district. Continued...


Top, #601; above, #652, both from Dr. Hitoshi Nakazato’s Monado Series.

CLASS OF ’66 Painting By Numbers Last year Dr. Hitoshi Nakazato GFA’66 was looking for a way to celebrate the new millennium, three decades of teaching at Penn’s Graduate School of Fine Arts, and his “new citizenship—not American, but senior citizenship.” Continued...

CLASS OF ’00 Annotations on Anaconda Under ordinary circumstances, says Lt. Andrew Exum C’00, “I am almost frighteningly laid-back. When bullets start flying, usually my heart starts beating a little faster.” Continued...

CLASS OF ’89 The Play-ing’s the Thing
According to DiDinga lore, there lurk in the woods of Sudan nasty spirits called the Miningit. They have been known to grab and detain children for days, before releasing them with disoriented tales for their friends. Continued...

CLASS OF ’88 He Passed Up Torts for Tortes Fourteen years ago political-science major Robin Leigh C’88 graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with an acceptance to Georgetown Law School securely in hand as he stood within a sea of more uncertain Penn classmates. But today he is not the high-powered attorney or political figure one might expect from his college career. Instead, Leigh has reached what he recalls is his “faraway dream from childhood”: He works in the restaurant business. Continued...

CLASS OF ’61 Virus Fighter Many of the patients who have been treated successfully for diseases ranging from Hepatitis A to leukemia to multiple sclerosis have Dr. Sidney Pestka M’61 to thank for their health. Continued...

CLASS ‘76 He Writes the Songs “Becoming a professional lyricist is always a long shot,” says David Zippel C’76. It’s clear that this award-winning songwriter, whose 27-year music career will be celebrated in a Philadelphia revue later this month, has beaten the odds. Continued...


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