January/February 2016
Front Page
Justice in the Fields
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For almost a quarter century, Greg Asbed ’85 and Laura Germino ’84 have joined with Florida tomato pickers to ensure humane working conditions for farm workers. Their partnerships with such food giants as Walmart and McDonald’s have turned the Coalition of Immokalee Workers into a model for making good working conditions good for business.
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A Voice from Heaven
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A daughter reads the Bible with her dying mother, pondering the world her mother may enter—and the one she will leave behind.
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Keeping Brown Accountable
protest_thb.jpg The University sees itself as a leader on diversity and social justice. This fall, students demanded it do better.
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The Wonder Down Under
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Biology professor Jon Witman wants a kelp forest in the middle of the Atlantic to become a national monument.
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Four Stars
moody_thbjpg.jpg Hotels of North America, the new novel by Rick Moody ’83, is about a lot more than hotels.
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A Man of Firsts
fritzpollard_thb.jpg On December 30, athlete, coach, and entrepreneur Fritz Pollard ’19  was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
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Weddings Without Drama
stonefoxbride_thb.jpg Molly Guy ’99 runs boho boutique for brides looking for an alternative to the wedding-industrial complex.
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Directing the Frick
wardropper_thb.jpg Can Ian Wardropper ’73, director of New York's Frick Collection, expand a venerable museum without sacrificing its charms?
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A Revolutionary Wordsmith
jamila_woods_thb.jpg Jamila Woods ’11, associate artistic director of Young Chicago Authors, is bringing poetry and song to Chicago youth.
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A Film's Look and Sound
carol-set_thb.jpg If the early critics awards are any indication, Carol, the latest from Todd Haynes '85, is going to have a good night at the Oscars.
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A Novel Use for Instagram
hulin_harrymatilda_thb.jpg Writer and photographer Rachel Hulin ’00 uses the social media app as the medium for a new kind of interactive novel.
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A Big Push
bobsled_thb.jpg Will decathlete Evan Weinstock ’14 be competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang—on a bobsled?
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A New Rhodes Scholar
rhodes_thb.jpg Andrew Kaplan ’15 hopes to return from Oxford better equipped to help provide more affordable housing.
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As Time Goes By
brownlovecolumn_thb.jpg After discovering they both went to Brown, two alums fall in and out of love, knowing they’ll always have College Hill.
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Sophisticated Goofball
sjpearlman_thb.jpg Sean Kelly ’84 believes the 20th century's greatest comic was a Brown dropout who came back to get an honorary degree.
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Running to Glory
schudrowitz_thb.jpg Standout Natalie Schudrowitz ’18 is the first cross country All American at Brown in fifteen years.
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The One Who Always Got It
johnlucas_thb.jpg A farewell to John R. Lucas, who helped bring a new level of professionalism to Brown theater.
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Doors of Perception
kerr_dali_thb.jpg Assistant Professor Catherine Kerr explains her work studying the brain and meditation to the Dalai Lama in December.
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Pictures You Won't Forget
pete_muller_conflic_thb.jpg A new online series by Nick Fitzhugh ’02 looks at wars through the lenses of six preeminent photojournalists
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Engineering Humanities
newenginebuilding_thb.jpg With a new building planned, Brown engineering students are facing a bright future of collaboration and leadership.
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Small Acts of Resistance
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Tibetan activist Tenzin Dorjee ’03 says that sometimes sustaining a protest means giving up marches.
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Sex-Ed Stand-Up
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Dorian Solot ’95 and Marshall Miller ’96 use humor to straighten out teens' misconceptions about sex and consent.
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Waging Peace
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Seventy years after the end of WWII, Japan wants to beef up its military. Masaru Tamamoto ’79 thinks that's a bad idea.
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Rose Bowl 1916
rosebowlteam_thb.jpg After Brown lost to Washington State in the first Rose Bowl, the team endured a long, snowy trip back.
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Fresh Ink
fresh_ink_thb.jpg New books about a little-known JFK crisis, reconciling brain and mind, and America's favorite saint.
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Notes on Brown Sports
game.dayJF16.jpg Women's basketball starts strong, and men's forward Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 becomes the best shot blocker in Ivy history.
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What You Thought
mailroom_thb.jpg Reader letters from the last two months.
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