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Big Finish, Fresh Start
Penn’s Making History campaign has exceeded expectations, raising $4.3 billion and “catapulting” the University “from excellence to eminence.”  After a pause to celebrate the more than 300,000 supporters who made that success possible, University leaders are determined to keep Penn’s momentum growing.
By John Prendergast

Constructing a New Kahn
Louis Kahn had more or less completed his designs for Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park when he died in 1974. It finally opened last fall to glowing reviews—but it could easily have been a disaster. Or nothing.
By Samuel Hughes

The Nora Network
For 10 years now the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize has been giving former students of the legendary nonfiction-writing teacher an excuse to get together and swap war stories—and helping to launch a new generation of Penn students into careers in journalism.
By Alyson Krueger

Does the rise of the “massive open online course” spell the end of the university as we know it?  Through its academic and financial partnership with Coursera, Penn has professors in the fray, skin in the game, and a front-row view of higher education’s next big frontier.
By Trey Popp

Stopping the Clock?
Will the mainstreaming of egg freezing offer women more choice about when to have children—kind of like the Pill in reverse—or delude them with a false sense of security?  Penn physicians, researchers, and patients weigh in on this issue and some broader implications of advances in fertility techniques. By Caren Lissner

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MAR | APR 2013
Volume 111, No.4

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