Mr. Olin’s Neighborhood
One of the most acclaimed landscape architects of his generation, the School of Design’s Laurie Olin has helped remake Penn’s campus, reclaim New York’s Bryant Park, and resurrect Independence Mall. Now he has joined forces with architect Frank Gehry to boldly reinvent the heart of Brooklyn. No urban development project in American history compares to their $4 billion vision. No wonder the locals are restless. | By Trey Popp

Biscuits Rising
The Disco Biscuits—Penn’s own jam band of the 1990s—have a new sound (some call it Bisco), a different (and non-alumnus) drummer, and a growing fan-base (“this whole, like, people-following-us-around-the-country, circus type of thing”). Their headlining performance at this summer’s Jam on the River at Penn’s Landing may have been their most memorable ever—even if it was shut down after only 30 minutes. | By Nate Chinen

Alumni Weekend 2007
Our annual photo essay.
| By Addison Geary
Plus: “Food for Thought”—Alumni Weekend offered an intellectual feast, too. And why 2007 Parade Marshall E. Craig Sweeten C’37 calls alumni “the one constant.”

Volume 105, No.5
Cover Photo by Greg Benson

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Last modified 06/27/07

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