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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 IllustrationKnowing El Nino
This year the rest of the world caught up with Michael Glantz, who's been fascinated with the weather phenomenon known as El Niño for more than two decades.

Knowing El Niño
This year the rest of the world caught up with Michael Glantz, who's been fascinated with the weather phenomenon known as El Niño for more than two decades.

Dramatic Entrance
At the ripe old age of 31, David Stone was already well on his way to making a name for himself on Broadway even before he produced the new stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Rediscovering Troy
Back when the Conestoga wagon was a cutting-edge innovation, Troy, New York was what Silicon Valley is today. Tom Carroll wants people to remember that.

D E P A R T M E N T S From the Editor
Big Shoes

Praise for Pound and Williams, advice for overacheivers, and more.

Notes From the Undergrad
A willingness to adapt links Penn's past and present.

From College Hall
Rewriting the definition of a global university.

President Carter, Andrea Mitchell speak ... Vending ordinance passed ... Guilty verdicts in Sled killing ... Hall of Fame, Class II ... A new kind of business class ... Concert and symposium honor Stokowski legacy ... student murdered in Center City.

Titles in wrestling, womenÕs gymnastics, and golf.

Off the Shelf
The greatest of our time. The Muhammad Ali Reader.
Side effects. Bitter Pills: Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs.

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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