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Learning and Leading
Penn’s new president is a gifted scholar, an inspiring teacher, and an effective administrator who knows how to listen and when to act. By John Prendergast

Signature Style
As he heads West for a teaching position in the other Washington, Paul Steven Miller C’83 looks back on a decade defending the rights of people with disabilities as an EEOC Commissioner—and a lifetime battling for his own. By Lewis I. Rice

Hard Questions, Uneasy Answers
Reflecting on his recent experience in Kurdistan (from which he wrote three earlier letters for the Gazette), a leading scholar of ethnopolitical conflict ponders Iraq’s future. By Brendan O’Leary

Growing Movement
Community Supported Agriculture is the real traditional agriculture, says Aimee Kocis C’99, whose Charlestown Cooperative Farm supplies 105 local families with fresh fruits and vegetables. By Nancy Moffitt

Writing For Her Life
Stephanie Williams C’92 was determined to fulfill her ambition to write and publish a novel before cancer killed her. With some help from her friends, she succeeded. By Caroline Hwang. Plus: An excerpt from Williams’ novel, Enter Sandman.

Volume 103, No.1
Cover Photograph by Candace diCarlo

2004 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 08/27/04

From the Editor
From College Hall
Letters

FIRST PERSON : Essays

Notes From the Undergrad:
The Glee Club’s Asian odyssey

Alumni Voices:
A teacher’s lesson
Elsewhere: Exile’s return
Expert Opinion: Chatzky’s commandments


GAZETTEER : News & Sports

NLRB rules against grad-student unions
The truth is, lying political-ads work
Verdict: Stiffer sentences don’t deter crime
Parting words from Provost Barchi
Dual honors for dinosaur-expert Peter Dodson
Brains over bite
Difficult balance: Protecting lives, preserving rights
Electronic nose sniffs out disease
On a roll: HUP honored for eighth year
Football: Can they do it again?
Athletics’ AstroTurf auction


ALL THINGS ORNAMENTAL : The Arts


Art At 40, ICA looks back
Books Negro League Baseball.
The business of black baseball

Books The Numbers Game. Stat-boys of summer
Books Chick Lit, Quaker style
Theater The Abbey comes to Annenberg
Recordings Dilettante. Debut delivers
Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar


ALUMNI : Profiles

Charles Soule will play—actually, write—your song
Martha Pollack’s Pearl puts artificial intelligence to work
Edward Peeples’ research preserves “minutiae” of school lockout
Phyllis Murray knows what hasn’t changed since Brown v. Board
Ed McDonough’s slow road to fast cars

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries

 
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