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November 19, 2001
Vol. 91, No. 10
In the news
Lewis gift to
support Gehry-designed science library
not to continue in Alliance for Life-Long Learning
drive kicks off
sought through online survey
with President Tilghman
Whatever happened to
Prucnal making light
work to accelerate the Internet
chosen for new Mellon awards
Maxwell served 37
years in engineering
Trustees OK transfer
of Graves, Lipton to emeritus status
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