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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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Monty in Full
As he prepares to call it quits after a half-century as Penn's own Music Man, Bruce Montgomery takes a
look back and considers what lies ahead. Interview by Samuel Hughes.

Haunted by an Heiress
What mysterious hold does the writer Daphne du Maurier have on Penn English professor Nina Auerbach?
By Beth Kephart

Saving the Animal Planet
The Veterinary School's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society is attempting to find common
ground in the animal-welfare debate. Getting the Lion and the Lamb together was nothing in comparison.
By Susan Lonkevich.

From the Editor
Colorful Characters

Letters on a letter, row over a review … and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
The TRUTH about Penn.

From College Hall
Answering questions on gene-therapy death.

Alumni Voices
For a town called rock, a geologist as leader .

Clinton speech opens Granoff Forum … Fitts named Law School dean … Traber made permanent Health System CEO
… IHGT announces new procedures … Student charges up 3.4 percent … New life for Hoffman's Brotherly Love
ICA's Tannenbaum to RISD …
Changing perceptions—and behavior?—on alcohol … The verdict on race and juries 
… Andrew March, Marshall Scholar and family man … ER study offers window on women and their attackers.

Off the Shelf
Department of Fact. About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made.
The way we live now. In the Gloaming.

A big year for basketball.

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



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Cover Photo by David Fields
Vol.98, No. 5
Cover: Illustration by Natalie Ascencios.
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