May/June 2015
Front Page
A Vaccine Against a Deadly Disease
Hilton_lead.jpg Seventy-eight percent of Africans who die of malaria are children under the age of five. Which is why, with a passion for science that goes back to middle school, Nicholas Hilton ’15 spent much of his time as an undergraduate using a Royce Fellowship to work on a possible vaccine.
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Tectonic Shifts
Jones_thb.jpg Los Angeles is way overdue for a major earthquake, and Lucy Jones '76 is the city's best hope for averting disaster.
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Too Quick to Judge?
Begley_thb.jpg Research by Hannah Begley ’15 suggests juries may be quicker to convict on weak evidence for child pornography charges.
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Blood and Suffering
LB-Bonfire_thb.jpg At least 400 students fought in the Civil War. Thirty-nine never returned. America—and Brown—would never be the same.
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Who We Are
Hind_Makki_thb.jpg Her life changed by 9/11, a Muslim blogger reflects on how we perceive Muslims in America.
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All in the (Brown) Family
Kertzer_thb.jpg Aided by two alumni editors and an alumna agent, David Kertzer ’69 wins the Pulitzer Prize for biography.
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Make Believeopolis
PoVprison_thb.jpg Her mom thinks she's wasting her Ivy League education teaching English to convicts at San Quentin.
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From the President
VeteransDay_thb.jpg Brown students will soon have more opportunities to join ROTC at Holy Cross and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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Victim Rights
Sexual_Assault_Task_thb.jpg As the campus searches for ways to combat sexual assault, a working group issues its final report.
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A Messy Narrative
Koenig_thb.jpg Journalist Sarah Koenig tells students how the podcast Serial became an addiction for so many listeners.
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Ibis in a Box
Mummybird_thb.jpg How do you examine fragile, ancient artifacts without destroying them? Call the local hospital for a radiology tech.
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Patriot Games
Sean_McFate_thb.jpg Private military contractors are fighting more of our wars. Sean McFate ’92 documents why that's a bad idea.
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Sexism in Higher Ed
Gallery_thb.jpg When Louise Lamphere sued Brown in the 1970s for denying her tenure, she began breaking up the academic boys club.
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Going Deep

Warwin_Lazarre_thb.jpg Khary Lazarre-White ’95 and Jason Warwin ’95 are two lifelong friends addressing social issues that many are reluctant to consider.

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Willing to Gamble
Aronson_thb.jpg Stanley Aronson's dream of a medical school at Brown persuaded 16 students to try something new.
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Art and Humor
Walter_Liedtke_thb.jpg Walter Liedtke '69 AM, who died in the February Metro-North train accident, was a legendary curator at NYC's Met.
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Thinking with Your Heart
Syed_thb.jpg After the killing of 145 people—mostly children—in her Pakistan homeland, Zainab Syed ’14 knew where she was needed.
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The Author's the Thing
Sultan_thb.jpg Publisher Stephen Sultan ’53 may have boosted the careers of more Brown alumni playwrights than anyone else.
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Nutball for Fitness
Sports_thb.jpg Obstetrician/gynecologist Susanna Carter ’99 wondered: what if every doctor prescribed exercise?
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The Scoop
Gelato_thb.jpg An Italian film festival comes to campus—along with a master Italian gelato maker and his wife, a former student food worker.
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Songs in Their Heart
NewMusic.jpg Four new CDs by alumni whose music ranges across a variety of styles, from jazz to folk.
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I Do for All
MarriageEquality_thb.jpg The opposing lawyers in Bush v Gore unite to persuade the Supreme Court to accept same-sex marriage.
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From the Grounds Up
Lindemann_thb.jpg Mary Allen Lindemann ’82 didn’t think much about coffee until she moved to Seattle. Now she runs her own coffee empire.
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Women A to Z
Kate_Schatz_thb.jpg Kate Schatz ’05 MFA designed an alphabet book for her daughter. Each letter represents the name of great woman.
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Seeing, Believing
Season_of_Migration_thb.jpg A new novel by Nellie Hermann ’00 reimagines a little-known period of Van Gogh’s life.
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Lure of the Stage
Shenkman_thb.jpg Fish in the Dark, a new comedy by Larry David, brings Royal Pains's Ben Shenkman ’90 back to Broadway.
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Play Ball!
Finally_thb.jpg The first baseball game ever played, on May 16, 1925, at the field the Aldrich brothers built was a 3–2 squeaker won by the Bears.
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Accolades
Zachary_Lazar_thb.jpg Novelist Zachary Lazar ’90 wins the John Updike Award for 2015 for his "demonstrated consistent excellence."
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Public Art
MayaLin_thb.jpg On April 22, people on campus got their first look at the newest public art: Maya Lin's Under the Laurentide.
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Warp Speed
OgdenLectureGillard_thb.jpg In an Ogden lecture, Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia talked about what she says is the “Asian Century.”
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Fresh Ink
Fresh_Ink.jpg Connecticut short stories, an introduction to Buddhism, and a biography of Silicon Valley's "quiet revolutionary."
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