September/October 2014
Front Page
What Are You, Anyway?
what_are_you_interior_leadthb.jpg As a biracial woman, the author, a former editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine, always considered herself black. But as society becomes increasingly multiracial, old views of racial identity and culture are being challenged as never before.
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Clear Conscience
rizzo_thb.jpg After 9/11, former CIA lawyer John Rizzo ’69 was one of the first to approve such interrogation techniques as waterboarding.
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Fighting Corruption
njeuma_thb.jpg Dorothy Effange Njeuma ’66 says that one purpose of a good education is to produce savvy citizens.
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Smiling at the Ballpark
nadel_thb.jpg Eric Nadel ’72 always dreamed of being a baseball broadcaster. Now this voice of the Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame.
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Last Class
leoncooper_thb.jpg In April, Nobel Laureate Leon Cooper, the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Professor of Science, said good-bye to teaching.
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Right from Wrong
right_from_wrong_robot_thb.jpg A researcher argues that, as robots take over more and more human tasks, they'll need to know how to make ethical choices.
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Why I Am a Jew
touropaxson_thb.jpg Visiting America's oldest active synagogue in August, President Paxson described her conversion to Judaism.
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Research By the Dozens
cheit_thb.jpg Professor of Political Science Ross Cheit recruited dozens of undergrads to help research his book on child sexual abuse.
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The Exchange
toug50th_thb.jpg How Brown faculty and students joined the civil rights movement in Tougaloo, Mississippi, fifty years ago.
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A Dream Come True
develin_thb.jpg The NFL has plenty of show-offs. But James Develin ’10 proves that success comes when you shut up and play hard.
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S'mores Instead of Malaria
standup_thb.jpg David Munro ’85 thinks that film and media approaches to encouraging social change have been missing one thing: laughs.
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Art Underfoot
sturges_thb.jpg For 65 years, Norma Sturges '45 has been keeping an unusual folk art alive. Museums are finally paying attention.
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Wrong Assumptions
assumptions_thb.jpg A former dean of medicine argues that it's time to end the forty-year-old ban on gay men giving blood.
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Lemonade from Lemons
CO2_thb.jpg Researchers wonder: what if we could put some of that climate-changing carbon dioxide to good use?
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Family Songs
nick_and_ukweli_thb.jpg Two CDs by Nick Bayard ’04, one for children and one for adults, were inspired by falling in love.
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From the President
bert_thb.jpg Preparing tomorrow's leaders to understand and manage the complexities of such messy problems as climate change.
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The iPad Bard
wordPlay_thb.jpg With their ability to combine video and text, can tablets make Shakespeare more accessible to kids?
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The Odd Couple
blairkelly_thb.jpg A friendship forged at Brown becomes a source of stregth as two women make their way in the world.
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Climate Change
photoshopping_thb.jpg A computer science professor develops an easy way to make all your outdoor digital photos look better.
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Blowing in the Wind
wissemann_thb.jpg Chris Wissemann ’83 is an evangelist for wind farms, and he’s got the track record to prove it.
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The Troubadour
kapner_thb.jpg Former Country Joe and the Fish keyboardist Mark Kapner ’65 has spent a lifetime serenading the public.
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What if Mr. Hyde Could Talk?
levine_hyde_thb.jpg Novelist Daniel Levine ’01 imagines Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale from the monster’s perspective.
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