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Seizing the Moment
University leaders promise that Penn’s $3.5 billion fundraising campaign will make history—by changing the face of Penn’s campus and extending its local and global impact, strengthening financial aid and faculty support, and pointing a new multidisciplinary direction in higher education. With $1.6 billion already committed, donors seem to be listening. By John Prendergast

Prisoners, Poems, and Principles
Why is attorney Marc Falkoff C’88 representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay and publishing a book of their poetry? By Samuel Hughes

Digital Natives in Tomorrow’s Classroom
Today’s Web-washed, text-messaging, technology-tethered undergraduates don’t learn the way even their recent forebears did. Meanwhile, professors in the School of Engineering want to make them masters of technologies yet to be invented. When the two sides meet in the classroom, all the rules have changed. By Trey Popp

Diagnosing Health Care
Four Penn scholars examine U.S. health care—and its political future. By Samuel Hughes

Volume 106, No.2
Cover Illustration by Chris Sharp

©2007 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last modified 11/09/07

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Letters

FIRST PERSON : Essays
Notes from the Undergrad Blogging the Big Muddy
Alumni Voices Remembering a mentor
Elsewhere An “air hug” in Alaska
Expert Opinion Kindest cut?

GAZETTEER : News & Sports
Cira Center South to replace Eastern eyesore
New housing options (just) off-campus
Alumni Relations AVP Hoopes Wampler
Thinking outside the gift box at Writers House
Endowment grows 20.2 percent to $6.6 billion
Richard Hodges named Penn Museum director
Freshman Convocation: 45 months and a lifetime
Findings
Krishna Singh GME’69 Gr’72 gives $20 million for nanotech
Basketball preview
Scoreboard

ALL THINGS ORNAMENTAL : The Arts
ART Lisa Dinhofer GFA’76’s marble-ous subway mosaic
EXHIBITION Pre-Columbian gold objects shine at Penn Museum
BOOKS All you need to know about marriage, kids, and careers
BOOKS How we did it. The University & Urban Revival
BOOKS Writers House sponsors online-reading groups
Briefly Noted
Arts Calendar

ALUMNI : Profiles
Reality-TV mogul Mark Cronin EAS’86
Green-driving instructor Mitch Rofsky W’72
Documentarian of debt James Scurlock W’93
Scholarship racers Bruce Lederman W’64 and friends
Music & Motion’s mover and shaker Steven Weisz C’78 GEd’79
Culinary-tour guide Liz Caskey C’99

ALUMNI : Events : Notes : Obituaries

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