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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 IllustrationModerns in the Quad
It was here at Penn that literary giants Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams forged a 60-year friendship--and helped invent modernism.

Moderns in the Quad
It was here at Penn that literary giants Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams forged a 60-year friendship--and helped invent modernism..

Not the Alumni Notes
Underachievers, take heart! Alumni news for the rest of us.

A River of Words
How a lawyer-turned-writer combined his two vocations to help save a river.

Reflections on the Roman World
More than world-conquering militarists, the Romans were also supremely savvy in business -- as evidenced by the University Museum's current exhibition on Roman glass..

D E P A R T M E N T S From the Editor
Reading and Writing

Philos find fault, unanswered questions on eligibility, rewriting letters.

From College Hall
College houses promise academic support and creative leadership

Notes From the Undergrad
What hamsters can teach about law school -- and life.

"Here, Fido, Fido II, Fido III, Fido IV ..." New Annenberg Center head named ... Sample books cast light on 19th-century bookselling ... Thaw between U.S. and Iran? ... Law School receives $15 million ...Penn men for every month ... All-terrain wheelchair prototyped ... Student wounded by stray bullet

Wrestling captures third Ivy title.

Off the Shelf
All about everything. Empire of Light. Football fever in 1960s Dallas. Cotton Bowl Days.

Robert Slutzky's 50 years of painting.

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 Crosswork by Brit Ray

Copyright 1998 The Pennsylvania Gazette, Last Modified 3/15/98