May/June 2015
Front Page
Tectonic Shifts
Jones_lead_thb.jpg Major earthquakes have hit Southern California every 150 years, and the last one was 300 years ago. Faced with these increasing odds that the next Big One is long overdue, Los Angeles is finally taking earthquake safety seriously. Residents of the City of Angels have Lucy Jones '76, one of the world's leading earthquake experts, to thank for that.
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Blood and Suffering
LB-Bonfire_thb.jpg At least 400 students fought in the Civil War. Thirty-nine never returned. America—and Brown—would never be the same.
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Who We Are
Hind_Makki_thb.jpg Her life changed by 9/11, a Muslim blogger reflects on how we perceive Muslims in America.
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All in the (Brown) Family
Kertzer_thb.jpg Aided by two alumni editors and an alumna agent, David Kertzer ’69 wins the Pulitzer Prize for biography.
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Make Believeopolis
PoVprison_thb.jpg Her mom thinks she's wasting her Ivy League education teaching English to convicts at San Quentin.
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From the President
VeteransDay_thb.jpg Brown students will soon have more opportunities to join ROTC at Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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Victim Rights
Sexual_Assault_Task_thb.jpg As the campus searches for ways to combat sexual assault, a working group issues its final report.
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A Messy Narrative
Koenig_thb.jpg Journalist Sarah Koenig tells students how the podcast Serial became an addiction for so many listeners.
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Ibis in a Box
Mummybird_thb.jpg How do you examine fragile, ancient artifacts without destroying them? Call the local hospital for a radiology tech.
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Patriot Games
Sean_McFate_thb.jpg Private military contractors are fighting more of our wars. Sean McFate ’92 documents why that's a bad idea.
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Sexism in Higher Ed
Gallery_thb.jpg When Louise Lamphere sued Brown in the 1970s for denying her tenure, she began breaking up the academic boys club.
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Going Deep

Warwin_Lazarre_thb.jpg Khary Lazarre-White ’95 and Jason Warwin ’95 are two lifelong friends addressing social issues that many are reluctant to consider.

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Willing to Gamble
Aronson_thb.jpg Stanley Aronson's dream of a medical school at Brown persuaded 16 students to try something new.
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Art and Humor
Walter_Liedtke_thb.jpg Walter Liedtke '69 AM, who died in the February Metro-North train accident, was a legendary curator at NYC's Met.
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Thinking with Your Heart
Syed_thb.jpg After the killing of 145 people—mostly children—in her Pakistan homeland, Zainab Syed ’14 knew where she was needed.
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The Author's the Thing
Sultan_thb.jpg Publisher Stephen Sultan ’53 may have boosted the careers of more Brown alumni playwrights than anyone else.
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Nutball for Fitness
Sports_thb.jpg Obstetrician/gynecologist Susanna Carter ’99 wondered: what if every doctor prescribed exercise?
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The Scoop
Gelato_thb.jpg An Italian film festival comes to campus—along with a master Italian gelato maker and his wife, a former student food worker.
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Songs in Their Heart
NewMusic.jpg Four new CDs by alumni whose music ranges across a variety of styles, from jazz to folk.
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I Do for All
MarriageEquality_thb.jpg The opposing lawyers in Bush v Gore unite to persuade the Supreme Court to accept same-sex marriage.
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From the Grounds Up
Lindemann_thb.jpg Mary Allen Lindemann ’82 didn’t think much about coffee until she moved to Seattle. Now she runs her own coffee empire.
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Women A to Z
Kate_Schatz_thb.jpg Kate Schatz ’05 MFA designed an alphabet book for her daughter. Each letter represents the name of great woman.
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Seeing, Believing
Season_of_Migration_thb.jpg A new novel by Nellie Hermann ’00 reimagines a little-known period of Van Gogh’s life.
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Lure of the Stage
Shenkman_thb.jpg Fish in the Dark, a new comedy by Larry David, brings Royal Pains's Ben Shenkman ’90 back to Broadway.
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Play Ball!
Finally_thb.jpg The first baseball game ever played, on May 16, 1925, at the field the Aldrich brothers built was a 3–2 squeaker won by the Bears.
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Accolades
Zachary_Lazar_thb.jpg Novelist Zachary Lazar ’90 wins the John Updike Award for 2015 for his "demonstrated consistent excellence."
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Public Art
MayaLin_thb.jpg On April 22, people on campus got their first look at the newest public art: Maya Lin's Under the Laurentide.
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Warp Speed
OgdenLectureGillard_thb.jpg In an Ogden lecture, Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia talked about what she says is the “Asian Century.”
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Fresh Ink
Fresh_Ink.jpg Connecticut short stories, an introduction to Buddhism, and a biography of Silicon Valley's "quiet revolutionary."
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