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From the banks of the Schuylkill River out to 40th Street, a mix of renovation projects is reshaping the University's academic, residential and commercial spaces.
"Work in Progress"

From the Quad to the high-rises, Penn undergraduates who live on campus have the opportunity to mingle with professors, get help on math homework, attend concerts —and even classes—without stepping outside their residences.
"The Dorm Transformed"

Two experts on Penn's architecture talk about the evolution of its West Philadelphia campus—the delights, the dinosaurs and the duds.
"Treasures & Travesties"

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Cover illustration by Anastasia Vasilakis


100 Years of the Gazette

Penn’s alumni magazine has witnessed plenty of history in the making. By John Prendergast

A Selective (Old) Penn Chronology
Our first Centennial timeline covers 1902 to 1918, when Old Penn became the Gazette (and World War I ended).

Tweaking History … and Everything Else
For 30 years, Arnold Roth has been contributing his witty visuals to the magazine—including this issue’s cover.

Browsing Penn’s Cyber Stacks
Colonial cookbooks, Shakespeare folios, Yiddish folk songs, and more. By Caren Lissner

James Thomson and the Holy Grail
The Vet school and graduate alumnus who pioneered human stem-cell research would rather stick to his lab—but some have the spotlight thrust upon them. By Leslie Whitaker

Homecoming 2001
This year’s celebration—plus how it all began.

From the Editor
Happy Hundreth

On September 11, Harold Stassen, and more.

Alumni Voices
One trailblazing Quaker.

From College Hall
Engineering the future at SEAS.

Notes From the Undergrad
In the swing.

1,200 celebrate 125 years of women at Penn The Jerry Lee Criminology Center opens Camille Paglia pans The Sopranos Finding a respite in nature The mismeasure of children New board to unify Health System management Pedro Ramos C’87 will be the president’s chief of staff Jury says hiring woman crew coach was sexual discrimination Finding new weapons against smallpox Penn becomes largest retail buyer of wind energy

Off the Shelf
Look at Me. A novel of dangerous depths.
Nazi Terror.
Evil’s work-a-day world.

Football falls short, and men’s basketball starts strong. Plus: Scoreboard.

Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

Alumni Profiles
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.

Alumni Notes
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades
and other personal news



Whiskey, women, and the Penn seal.

Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.100, No. 3

Cover: Illustration by Arnold Roth.
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