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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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Cover illustration by Anastasia Vasilakis


The Stamp Seal Mystery

A find at an archaeological site in Turkmenistan could overturn current theories of the development of writing—and vindicate a forgotten archaeologist of the early 20th century. By Samuel Hughes

School’s In
Opening day at the new Penn-assisted public school in West Philadelphia: ”The kids were happy. They left happy. The parents were happy. It was a great experience.” By John Prendergast

The Last Album: Lives in Memory
A cache of personal photographs uncovered at Auschwitz sheds a haunting light on lives shattered by the Holocaust. By Ann Weiss

Harold Stassen and the Ivy League
As his subsequent career showed, Stassen was a man unembarrassed by tilting at windmills. Though he probably didn’t intend it that way, some of his battles as Penn’s president helped create the Ivy League. By Mark Bernstein


From the Editor
Living with terror.

Global gripe, no grudge against Chomsky … and more.

SPECIAL SECTION: September 11 & After

From College Hall
Reweaving the fabric of Penn’s global community.

Alumni Voices
Survivor, Eyewitness, Volunteer: Three New York alumni tell their stories..

Notes From the Undergrad
Students organize against hate crimes.

Penn Community Grieves and Unites After Terror
Students, faculty, staff, and alumni draw together.

Thinking about 9/11
Penn’s faculty on terrorism, Islam, and life after the attacks.

Study details sexual exploitation of North American children Graduate students get a home on Locust Walk In latest advance, new fuel cell runs on diesel Ground broken for new Penn Hillel building in Hamilton Village West donates $10 million for Wharton School “learning lab Medical sociologist Dr. Afaf Meleis named nursing dean Up a notch to #5 in U.S. News & World Report

Off the Shelf
In Therapy We Trust. Self-fulfillment as the American religion.

Women look to repeat as Ivy champions in basketball. 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



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Cover illustration by Noah Woods

Vol.100, No. 1

Cover: Illustration by Hervé Blondon.
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