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Penn in the Olympics
The University cleaned up at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, collecting 21 medals—10 of them gold—in track and field events. Since then, there’s been a Penn presence at every summer games the US has participated in. On the eve of the 2012 London Games (which will make 25), here are some stories of Quaker Olympians through the decades.
By Dave Zeitlin

“What’s ‘Ya’?”
While no one seems quite able to define what a Young Adult, or YA, novel is, exactly, lots of people—of all ages—are reading them. And quite a few Penn alumni (including the one who asked that question) are writing them. By Molly Petrilla

Rush’s Remedies
Two centuries after its publication, Founding Father and early Penn faculty member Benjamin Rush’s pioneering work on mental illness prompts alarm and admiration—as well as reminders about ongoing challenges in the mental-health field. By Susan Frith

Is That All There Is?
On the road with Zach and Buzz, Peggy Lee on the car stereo, and the meaning of life. An excerpt from Father’s Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son. By Buzz Bissinger

Alumni Weekend 2012
Photos from the festivities

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