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
Rewriting the Final Chapter
Who decides when life is no longer worth living -- and how?
2002: A Cyberspace Odyssey
A first-of-its-kind electronic course/discussion group for some three
dozen members of the incoming freshman class covered everything from
Econ 001 to early Allen Ginsberg.
Wildwood at Heart
Who needs Victorian gingerbread when you have a Lollipop? Embracing
The Scent of Art
One started by collecting postcards, the other used his bar mitzvah
money to buy a painting. Today, Leonard and Ronald Lauder chair two
of New York's major museums.
Spreading the Word
Two centers at Penn are creating high-tech tools and hard-nosed research
to develop effective adult literacy programs in the U.S. and around
E P A R T M E N T S
From the Editor
What's the Frequency?
Reunions, remembering teachers, letters on letters ...
Notes From the Undergrad
A transfer's tale.
From College Hall
Newton's laws at Franklin's Univeresity.
Three generations of shared history.
New partnership on schools ... Hospital bond rating downgraded
... Penn's changing campus ... Bones in the basement at Franklin's London
residence ... Engineering dean resigns for Lehigh presidency ... Can
couples stay together while living apart? ... A show of Spanish Civil
War posters ... Shakespeare-napping at Bennett Hall ... Crossing disciplines
at DuBois Center.
Football, women's soccer show promise for fall.
Off the Shelf
Many voices, one subject. About Love
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