September/October 2015
Front Page
A Dazzling Voice
Akhtar_thb.jpg For many years, Ayad Akhtar ‘93 sidestepped his Muslim American past in his bid to become an American writer. After 9/11, in such works as the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, he used that same past to engage with Islam and explore the prejudices buried in all of us, Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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The Student-Teacher
Fishman_thb.jpg The last fifty years of arts education at Brown are inseparable from the teaching and creations of Richard Fishman. 
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The Mentor
VanDam_thb.jpg Professor of Computer Science Andy van Dam has inspired new computer languages and a favorite Pixar character.
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Joking for Acceptance
JordanCarlos_thb.jpg After years of hustling, comic Jordan Carlos ’01 makes it big in movies and on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.
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Belonging
AP_WhiteHouse_thb.jpg Manuel Contreras ’16 is helping lead a national effort to help first-generation students get through college.
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Summer Stories
Summerfinal_thb.jpg For students the months away from campus are a break from the rigors of the academic life. Sort of.
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From the President
TriciaRose_thb.jpg Brown's commitment to teaching continues among the new generation of academics like Africana studies prof Tricia Rose.
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A Complicated Man
Holbrook_thb.jpg A new documentary by his son explores the personal and professional lives of ambassador Richard Holbrooke ’62.
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Drug Fight
Barua_thb.jpg Soumitri Barua ’17 is taking on Medicaid for withholding life-saving drugs from people who are who have been substance abusers.
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Something Great
DaveedDiggs_thb.jpg In the much-lauded Broadway show Hamilton, rapper and actor Daveed Diggs ‘04 plays two roles.
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Best Ever
Natrasevschi_thb.jpg After a record-breaking first year at Brown, Josie Natrasevschi ’18 has become the best women's discus thrower in Ivy history.
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Stories and Data

Brissett-Chapman_thb.jpg Meet Sheryl Brissett-Chapman ’71, executive director of the National Center for Children and Families.

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How Long Can You Run?
Hoagland_thb.jpg Probably not as long—or as far—as ultramarathoner Karl Hoagland ’87, publisher of UltraRunning magazine.
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Taking a Stand
RAS_thb.jpg Jonathan “Chaka Mpeanaji” Mahone ’99, ’04 MAT and his wife make up the innovative hip-hop duo Riders Against the Storm.
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On the Road
Schooled_thb.jpg Anthropologist Catherine Lutz and high school teacher Anne Lutz Fernandez asked teachers what they think of school reform.
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Ready for Change
Walsh_thb.jpg Responding to unsettling sexual assault cases, the University hires Amanda Walsh as its first full-time Title IX officer.
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Future Perfect
Woolfalk_thb.jpg The utopian world of artist Saya Woolfalk ‘01.
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Robotic Reasoning
Tellex_Minecraft_thb.jpg How a video game is being used to create artificial intelligence.
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Too Little Attention
Fire_illo_thb.jpg From 2006 until 2014 I was a psychotherapist working in the psychiatry department of the largest HMO...
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What You Thought
mailrm_thb.jpg Reader comments on the 2015 reunion, alums in Nepal after the earthquake there, and the latest on ROTC.
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Sports Briefs
game.day.jpg Rowing news from Bulgaria and the lastest on all the Brown athletes on All-Academic Team lists.
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