March/April 2016
Front Page
Were Supposed To Be Better At This
Protest2016_lead.jpg Over the decades since the black student walkout in 1968, Brown has convened panels, issued reports, and made promises about creating a more diverse and pluralistic campus that everyone agrees have not been kept. Now President Christina Paxson wants to make good on those past promises with an unprecedented action plan. Will it work?
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Everybody Loves Barrett
Hazeltine_thb.jpg After teaching entrepreneurship“sort of under the radar,” Barrett Hazeltine is in the academic mainstream.
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You're Not Your Scars
ViolaDavis_thb.jpg Actress and Central Falls, R.I., native Viola Davis brings a Salomon Center audience to tears.
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Big Air
TyWalker_thb.jpg Ty Walker ’19, one of the world's best snowboarders is preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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The Human Angle
MallikaKapur_thb.jpg CNN Mumbai reporter Malika Kapur ’97 says to tell a political story, you need a personal one.
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A Farewell to C.D. Wright

Wright_thb.jpg C.D. Wright, who died unexpectedly in January, was one of the best poets of her generation.

 
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Beyond Space and Time
GeorgeMusser_thb.jpg George Musser ’88 explores nonlocality, a physics mystery that's undercutting our beliefs about the physical world.
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From the President
PresPaxson_thb.jpg Christina Paxson on why the media's coverage of diversity and inclusion is almost always wrong.
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A Farewell to Tom Gleason

Gleason_farewell_thb.jpg A historial and a painter, Professor of History Tom Gleason was passionate about his students.

 

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Self-Directed
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Illustrator Juman Malouf ’97 creates a fantastical world in her first novel, The Trilogy of Two.
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The Genius
Littman_thb.jpg How a computer science professor wound up as a genius on a TV commercial for tax software.
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Magazine 2.0
McGrayEdwards_thb.jpg Doug McGray ’97 and Chas Edwards ’92 hope to revitalize long-form print storytelling for the digital age.
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Its Always a Fight
SamTrammell_thb.jpg True Blood actor Sam Trammell ’91 turns crack addict in the indie thriller All Mistakes Buried
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Attention Spans
JonathanWalton_thb.jpg A religious scholar asks: Is the Internet helping or hurting movements for social justice?
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A Landmark Portrait
SimmonsPortrait_thb.jpg The official portrait of Brown's 18th president, Ruth Simmons, joins the ones hanging in Sayles Hall.
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Get Prejudice Off the Team
MikeBalaban_thb.jpg Michael Balaban ’74 chairs the board of a nonprofit that aims to rid sports culture of homophobia.
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My Bad Mood
PoVRacistMood_thb.jpg After my biracial son told me my "black" mood was racist, I chose words more carefully.
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An Ivy Record Falls
KuakuMensah_thb.jpg Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 becomes the greatest shot blocker in Ivy League men’s basketball history.
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Whats in an Image?
Pieta_thb.jpg David Shields ’78 looks at how New York Times wartime photojournalism lies about the true nature of war.
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Complicated Truth
RachelAviv_thb.jpg For New Yorker writer Rachel Aviv ’04  the most important stories come from surprising places.
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Overcome Your Programming
NicKelman_thb.jpg In How to Pass as Human, Nic Kelman ’00 MFA creates androids trying to pass as people.
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Part of the Tribe
Douglas_thb.jpg Despite protesters, Genesis Prize winner Michael Douglas speaks about his Jewish journey.
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Stuffed Art
DeadAnimals_thb.jpg Dead Animals, an exhibition this winter at the Bell Gallery, shows taxidermy in contemporary art.
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The Book Behind the Movie
DanishGirl_thb.jpg There would have been no Academy Award–movie The Danish Girl without the first novel by David Ebershoff ’91.
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The Match Game
JosieLia_thb.jpg For Josie Hubschman ’11, at right, a roommate-finding “nightmare” became a high-tech start-up.

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Visual Aid
Shackles_thb.jpg Slavery required violence, and these shackles were how violence was maintained.
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Beyond Ping Pong
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After Marco Santini ’07 added plywood to a ping pong table and wound up with a whole new game.
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Dawn of the Digital Age
IBM_thb.jpg In 1956, Brown got its first computer, an IBM 650, the world's first mass-produced.
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Running Down Dinner
FairChase_thb.jpg Journalist Charles Bethea ’05 co-produced the documentary Fair Chase, about the origins of running.
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Fresh Ink
FreshInkcovers.jpg A dystopian first novel, a look at the global politics of climate change, and essays by Marilynne Robinson ’66
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Notes on Sports
gameday_thb.jpg Brown's Academic All-Ivy athletes, and things heat up for the Summer Olympics.
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