Ivy is to kudzu as tradition
…the shock of the new.
If you haven’t spent much time in the southeastern
United States, you may not know what kudzu is. On the other hand,
if you own property south of the Mason-Dixon Line, you may know
all too well the staying power of the vine, originally imported
from Japan as landscaping for that country’s pavilion at the
1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. Around the turn of the
20th century kudzu gained kudos as a good forage plant for cattle
and pigs, especially in times of drought, and as a way to slow soil
From the President
President Don Michael Randel on why the second
half of the University’s $2 billion capital campaign is as
important as the first.
The mid-May inauguration of the University’s
Paris Center included, among many celebratory events, a press conference
attended by a range of French media. As you might expect, one of
the questions the reporters posed had to do with money. How, they
asked, had the University financed this very nice facility near
the French national library and in the heart of an exciting new
academic neighborhood in Paris—what some predict will be the
Latin Quarter of the 21st century. The answer was simple: private
Cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB'91,
tags along on an alumni tour of Grand Central Terminal.
Does the Greek letter chi
stand for Chicago?
all letters ]