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Decade by Decade
Summaries of Gazette issues at 10-year intervals during our 100 years of publication, from the first eight-page issue, in November 1902, to October 1992.

Centennial Celebration

Honored by CASE

The Pennsylvania Gazette has received awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in three categories for 2002.

Two articles written by Gazette senior editor Samuel Hughes were included among the Best Articles of the Year, judged by CASE and the Chronicle of Higher Education. They are: "An Affair to Remember," which recounts the controversy and long-lasting impact of the firing of a Socialist-leaning Wharton School professor named Scott Nearing C'06 G'09 in 1915, won a Gold Medal. "Speech!" on linguist Noam Chomsky C'48 G'51 Gr'55 Hon'84 won a Silver Medal.

Those articles and three others ("Dinosaurs Lost and Found," by John Prendergast C'80; and "The Moral Classroom" and "The Particle Sleuths," by Susan Frith) earned the Gazette a Silver Medal for Periodical Staff Writing.

Finally, the Gazette won a Gold Medal for Visual Design in Print for the illustration accompanying the story, "Man of Letters."


The Century in Sports
What happened on and off the playing fields, as chronicled in our pages.
By David Porter.

World War and Cold War
Our third Centennial timeline: 1941-1960.

Bob Bigelow’s
Full Court Press

“Just let the kids play,” says the former Penn basketball star, who would sweep away much of the current youth-sports system. By Kathryn Levy Feldman.

First Visit, Last Farewell
In her new memoir, Still Love in Strange Places, the author writes of bridging the gap between the Philadelphia suburbs and a coffee plantation in El Salvador. An excerpt by Beth Kephart.

Zahi Hawass and
the Secrets of the Pyramids

Preserving Egypt’s most cherished monuments is only part of what the graduate alumnus sees as his mission—to use archaeology and history “to create love between countries.” By Kyle Cassidy.


From the Editor
Different Worlds

Nearing’s influence, Selvin’s C, and more
on the female Quaker
Plus: Faculty Favorites

Notes From the Undergrad
Ode to Billy Joel.

College Hall
Invitation to alumni: Sample Penn’s intellectual feast.

Alumni Voices
Best in basketball? Ernie Beck.

Graduate-student group attempting to unionize Executive VP John Fry named Franklin & Marshall president Student Life: “Goof” or “great idea?” Senior leads effort to buy the Montreal Expos David Farber on what’s next for the Internet Preventing scarring may help in healing spinal-cord injuries Peter and Geri Skirkanich give $10 million toward new bioengineering facility J. Craig Venter recaps the race to map the human genome $100 million for Penn Medicine from Philadelphia Health Care Trust Childers and other history faculty on plagiarism in the field Goodwin on leadership (not plagiarism) Remains found at construction site to be reburied

Off the Shelf
Hoop Roots. “The game’s as portable as a belief.”

Late run secures Ivy basketball title
and puts Dunphy in the record books.
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



Four wise men.

Cover illustration by Noah Woods
Vol.100, No. 5

Cover: Illustration by Anastasia Vasilakis.
Copyright 2002 The Pennsylvania Gazette
Last Modified 4/29/02

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