March/April 2017
Front Page
The Education of Jack Markell

Markell_leadthb.jpg As governor of Delaware, Jack Markell ’82 introduced important educational innovations—including the controversial Common Core initiative—in the belief that future U.S. economic success depends on great schools and training. Now he’s become a Democrat to watch.

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To: Anyone. Help Me

Lublin_thb.jpg A rape survivor's text spurred Nancy Lublin ’93 to start a crisis line that reaches young people where they live: their smartphones.

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Memories of Bob Scholes
Scholes_Farewell_thb.jpg To Professor Robert Scholes, who died in December, scholarship should be as much about play as about serious ideas.
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Future Shock

Muslim_travel_ban_thb.jpg January’s travel ban prevented scholars and students from getting back to campus. What's next for them?

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Pink Protest

JaynaZweiman_thb.jpg Did you see those “pussyhats” at the women's march? You can thank Jayna Zweiman ’01 for their photo-ready invention.

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Playing for Keeps

AngelaKyle_thb.jpg Angela Kyle ’91 took a New Orleans lot and turned it into a design lab to inspire the city’s youngest visionaries.

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A Diaper and a Scotch
MikeRothman_thb.jpg Digital media start-up guru Michael Rothman ’03 now has an advice website for millennial dads.
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Imperfect Produce

BenChesler_thb.jpg Imperfect Produce, cofounded by Ben Chesler ’15, delivers to your door fruits and veggies too ugly for your supermarket.

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Story Teller
EllisRoss_thb.jpg Tracee Ellis Ross ’94 is the first black woman in 30 years to win a Golden Globe as Best Actress in a TV Comedy.
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The Comeback Fullback
Develin_thb.jpg It was a Super Bowl comeback for the ages. After it was over Patriots fullback James Develin ’10 had his second ring.
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Planet in Denial

DavidGrinspoon_thb.jpg Astrobiologist David Griinspoon ’82 has a unique perspective on the future of life on Earth—and beyond.

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Seeing the Future

JamieMetzl_thb.jpg A novel by former Cinton Administration staffer Jamie Metzl ’80 imagines where biotechnology might take us.

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Paxsons Reward

Paxson_thb.jpg In a vote of confidence, the Corporation renews President Christina Paxson's contract for five more years.

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Working the Floor
Morant_gymnastics_thb.jpg Two-time ECAC Gymnast of the Week Caroline Morant ’17 is working on revising Brown's record book.
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Letter from the President
PrezLtr_danc_thb.jpg A new initiative should guarantee that the arts remain central to Brown's academic mission.
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In the Chair
barbershop_thb.jpg For more than 100 years—until 2006—you could get your hair cut in the Faunce House basement.
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Disobedient Undergrads

pov_thb.jpg A journalist teaching at Brown discovers the challenging joy of being held account by students for his ideas.

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The Explorer

RichardWiese_thb.jpg Globe-trotting adventurer Richard Wiese ’81 comes home to wander New England for a new PBS series.

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Wearable Art
ChristinaWang_thb.jpg After graduation Christina J. Wang ’09 thought she'd head to Wall Street. Now she makes art with scarves.
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Going Nowhere

Uber_thb.jpg Uber claims its drivers are really individual entrepreneurs. A class at Brown decided to test that concept.

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Stormy Weather

CherylScott_thb.jpg Chicago meteorologist Cheryl Scott ’07 discovered the excitement of weather when she first watched The Wizard of Oz.

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Hidden Treasures
Mopope_thb.jpg A hidden box in the Hay revealed paintings by the traditional Native American artists knows as the Kiowa Five.
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Stalemate on Ice

hockey_thb.jpg Even a brilliant coaching career can’t erase memories of a championship hockey game played just over thirty-five years ago.

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What You Thought
mailroom_thb.jpg Readers on student debt, post-election campus demonstrations, coverage of faculty deaths, and more.
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See Something, Do Something

galdston_thb.jpg Local organizer Ken Galdston ’68 has been mobilizing urban communities since he was a Brown undergrad.

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Politics
Davis_thb.jpg Activist and scholar Angela Davis tells students to reach down and discover their hidden strength.
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Another Very Long Day
groundhog_day_thb.jpg Danny Rubin ’79 cowrote Groundhog Day, which starred Bill Murray. Now he's helping bring the story to Broadway.
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Cold Case
Ike_Sriskandarajah_thb2.jpg Ike Sriskandarajah ‘08 is part of a team that won a News & Documentary Emmy last fall for a multimedia investigation.
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Fresh Ink
FreshInk_thb.jpg A look at unsung women in sports history, a new collection by David Shelds ’78, and migrant workers fight for freedom.
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