January/February 2015
Front Page
The Judge
tauro_leadthb.jpg U.S. District Court Chief Judge Joseph Tauro ’53 was the first federal jurist to legalize same-sex marriage. He forced Massachusetts to end its barbaric treatment of developmentally disabled children in state schools. For 40 years he's been making sure government lives up to its responsibilities to treat all people as equals under the law.
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The Art of Dissent
cartoon_thb.jpg The murders at Charlie Hebdo in France are a reminder that many governments also fear and try to silence political cartoonists.
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Worn Stories
worn_EmilySpivack_thb.jpg You know that shirt, dress, or pair of shoes you can't throw out? Take a look: it may be a memoir in disguise.
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Saving Central Falls
steve_thb.jpg After a long slide into poverty, once-prosperous Central Falls, Rhode Island, is looking for a comeback.
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Deserving To Be Here
martin_thb.jpg Renata Martin ’14 grew up without a green card and any hope of college. Now she's a Brown alumna.
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Comedy Star
blackish_thb.jpg Tracee Ellis Ross’94 lights up black-ish, a new ABC sitcom about a black family's adjustments to race.
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Real-World Change
rhodesscholars_thb.jpg For only the second time ever, Brown has three Rhodes Scholars this year. Who are they?
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A Way of Teaching
lear_thb.jpg A Central Falls charter school staffed by more than 20 alums is drawing national recognition.
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Teach Our Children Well
teacher_wars_thb.jpg A reporter explains why blaming teachers for the failures of our public schools is dead wrong.
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At Sea
sailing_thb.jpg Charlie Enright ’08 and Mark Towill ’11 anchor the youngest team competing in a sailing race across the world’s five oceans.
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Keeping Secrets
james_risen_thb.jpg A Pulitzer winner on trail for protecting sources, James Risen ’77 takes on the national security state.
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Girl Power
WolfsonSafane_thb.jpg GALS, a school for girls founded by Liz Wolfson ’89 and Nina Safane ’09, aims to empower its students' minds and bodies.
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Getting Through College
johnson-and-wasserman_thb.jpg We all want to see more low-income kids get into college. But who helps them once they're in?
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Never a Free Man
grave_thb.jpg University Curator Robert P. Emlen on the life and death of a slave who helped build University Hall.
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Beer Through the Ages

brewers_thb.jpg William Bostwich ’07 looks at what our history of making and selling beer tells us about ourselves.

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Stop Those Plants!

wurtz_thb.jpg A U.S. Forest Service ecologist studies one of Alaska's greatest and least-known threats: invasive plant species.

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From the President
brownconnect_thb.jpg President Paxson outlines Brown's plans for giving students real-world experience solving problems.
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Artists and Teachers
mentors_thb.jpg Four working alumni artists returned to List Art Center in the fall to teach aspiring artists how to succeed.
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L.A. Story
gabriel_kahane_thb.jpg Compser Gabriel Kahane ’03 draws inspiration from craigslist and the streets of the City of Angels.
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Hometown Warrior
veterans_thb.jpg In 1942, Walter Paster ’50 went off to war. His ambition was to return to his hometown to live in peace.
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Veteran's Day
vetsday2014_thb.jpg In November, President Paxson honored military veterans with a wreath and watched a student join ROTC.
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Confronting Historic Wrongs
slavery_justice_thb.jpg After more than a decade of study and planning, Brown unveils the Center for the Study of Salvery and Justice.
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Art From Lobster Ropes
OrlyGenger_thb.jpg Artist Orly Genger ’01 constucts a meandering woven sculpture on the Front Green.
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Island Life
shirley_thb.jpg Shirley W. Mayhew ’48 looks back at on sixty years of living in the same house on Martha's Vineyard.
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Making a Splash
waterpolo_thb.jpg The men's water polo team made to the NCAA Championship tourney for the first time since 1990.
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Art or Craft?
sabrina_thb.jpg Quiltmaker Sabrina Gschwandtner ’00 makes traditional quilts out of a very unusual material.
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Records Fall
o-donnell_thb.jpg During the field hockey team's 9–8 year, Meghan O'Donnell ’15 was one athlete who helped lead the way.
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Labor of Love
chanelcufffs_thb.jpg Patricia Lansing ’96 curates The Power of Style: Verdura at 75 on the work of master jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura.
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Fresh Ink
totally-wrong_thb.jpg New books by alumni and faculty inclues a thriller about a stalker and a road-trip conversation about art and life.
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