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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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Cover PhotoOfficer Down
Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell comforts the families of two police officers shot in the line of duty. An excerpt from A prayer for the City

"Officer Down"
On one nightmarish evening, Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell comforts the families of two police officers shot in the line of duty. An excerpt from the new book, A Prayer for the City, by Buzz Bissinger.

Science Meets Society
Technophobia runs rampant, but what may be scarier is a system in which scientific truth is determined in the media and the courtroom, says Dr. Kenneth Foster, who studies the social implications of technology.

"High Above College Green, Close to the Stars"
As it approaches its second century, the venerable Philomathean Society struggles to regain its past, chart its future--and maintain its own unique brand of fun.

D E P A R T M E N T S gray line From the Editor
Finding a Home

Athletic department faulted, more on West Philly, Lieber's secret revealed.

Notes From the Undergrad
All Penn undergraduates can benefit from college houses. By Myra Lotto.

Football team forfeits five wins due to player ineligibility ... Architecture: Monument honors women in military ... What it takes to be a defense lawyer ... $100 million for cancer research ... This is your brain ... seeing others on crack ... New SAS dean named ... Philadelphia students take on 100 Book Challenge

Can a Quaker ever wish a Tiger well? By Noel Hynd

Off the Shelf
Briefly noted: recent books by alumni and faculty.

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

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



Cryptic Crossword by Brit Ray

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