March/April 2014
Front Page
Getting Something Done
mariah_0802r_thb.jpg Only 13 percent of Americans approve of the job the U.S. Congress is doing. Yet Brown alumni continue to go to Washington to work on Capitol Hill. We talked to five of them to learn how they can remain idealistic in such a cynical political time. Their answers have a lot to do with values reinforced during their time at Brown.
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What's in a Building?
greenhser_thb.jpg A renovated Hunter Lab reopens as the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching, beefing up science at Brown.
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A History of Natural Foods
natural_prophets_bkr_thb.jpg In Natural Prophets, Joe Dobrow ’85 shows how health food went from hippie co-ops to big business in a single generation.
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Off to Ann Arbor
schisselr_thb.jpg After three years as Brown's provost, Mark Schlissel will leave to become Michigan’s new president.
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Black Women's Lives
intimate_6165r_thb.jpg To help celebrate Brown's 250th, Trinity Rep staged Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage ’86 and starring Mia Ellis ’12 MFA.
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The Hand-Tied Pope
pope-and-mussolini_thb.jpg In his new book on Pope Pius XI and Italian fascism, David Kertzer ’69 continues his exploration of Vatican intrigues.
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A Mother's Helper

nitziar_thb.jpg Nitzia Logothetis ’05 helps women who have just given birth adjust to the psychological shocks of being a new mom.

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Clean Money

laundering_moneyr_thb.jpg A Brown scientist has figured out a foolproof method of getting away with laundering money. Really.

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Back to the Philippines

perezr_thb.jpg After more than two decades in the U.S., Ericson Perez ’96 brought back to his native land the lessons he first learned at Brown.

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A Better House
solar_drawingr_thb.jpg An international team of students competes with other schools to build the most efficient and livable solar home.
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From the Presidents
college_accessr_thb.jpg Before attending a recent White House meeting, President Christina Paxson took steps to expand opportunity at Brown.
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Olympic Pants
finally_pantsr_thb.jpg There may have been no athletic medals in Soshi for Brown athletes, but we think Brown's haberdasher deserves gold.
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Life After Brown
simmonsr_thb.jpg Graduating in May? Nervous about jobs? Here's some advice for students and their parents from Brown's career guy.
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A Physical Game
volpattir_thb.jpg You’re a smart and talented Ivy Leaguer trying to make it in the NHL. You're best chance is to get physical.
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Never Too Young to Learn

handlerr_thb.jpg Early childhood education pioneer June Moss Handler ’43 thinks we still don't teach enough during a child’s first three years.

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Beyond Altruism

gudmundssonr_thb.jpg Former marine officer Peter Gudmundsson ’85 says companies should hire veterans because of their discipline and skill.

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When the West Was Still Wild
GILESCatlinPage57r_thb.jpg Wyoming curator Adam Duncan Harris ’92 puts together a traveling exhibition of George Catlin paintings.
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The Disruptor
mrc_6538r_thb.jpg With Warby Parker, Andy Hunt ’04 shook up the eyewear biz. Now he’s investing in new business-shaking companies.
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Fresh Ink
RooseYOUNGMONEYr_thb.jpg New books by alumni and faculty include a look at what it's like to be young and overworked on Wall Street.
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True Confession
POV_thb.jpg Trying to overcome alcohol addiction can take you to a place that is humiliating and pathetic.
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High Horse
horser_thb.jpg To help note Brown's 250th birthday, the Bell Gallery is featuring the work of several alumni.
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Making Audiences Think
shalwitzr_thb.jpg After forty years, Woolly Mammoth cofounder Howard Shalwitz still rattles Washington, D.C., theatergoers.
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Night & Day
jazz_1r_thb.jpg When the Brown Jazz Band traveled to Cuba this winter, it learned more than just swinging new music.
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Bum-Rush
spring_weekendr_thb.jpg In spring 1972, music and dancing seemed to be everywhere, and the College Green was no exception.
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Colors Rule
allmaier_thb.jpg In his studio, painter Jonathan Allmaier ’02 wonders who's in charge, the painter or the canvas?
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