September/October 2016
Front Page
Orlando Strong

Dyer_leadthb.jpg After the massacre of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer ’80 stood before a horrified country and offered a calm and composed antidote to chaos and overwhelming grief. Drawing on his 13 years as a can-do civic leader, Dyer kept his own emotions in check and went to work helping his community heal.

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Goldie's World

Goldie_thb.jpg When Goldie Corash Michelson ’24, the oldest living American, died in July, Brown lost its last living link to a changing campus.

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Talking Past Each Other

Partisan_thb.jpg Think our political speech has never been as polarized? A new study by economics prof. Jesse Shapiro says you're right.

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The Prince of Pinot

Lemon_thb.jpg Using "biodynamic" farming techniques, Ted Lemon ’80 makes some of the finest chardonnay and pinot noir in the U.S.

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Class Action

FordhamLaw_thb.jpg Tanya Hernández ’86, Robin Lenhardt ’89, & Kimani Paul-Emile ’93 believe legal scholarship can help with racial disparities.

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Dr. Dope

Petersiel_thb.jpg This clown plays dumb so hospitalized kids can feel smart—and briefly forget their troubles.

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Sound Machine

Low-Anthem_eyeland_thb.jpg To go along with their new music, Low Anthem have become impresarios as owners of Providence's Columbus Theatre.

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Flinging Yourself In

PoVRisk_thb.jpg Since her days on campus, Becca Labbe Karpinski ’94 has been a risk-taker. Now that she has kids, should she stop?

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Beyond Formulas

Powell_thb.jpg Dean of Admission Logan Powell wants to bring together the most intellectually curious and hardworking students in the world.

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There's No Bad Major

Schwartz_thb.jpg College dvice for students and parents from longtime Cornell professor Daniel R. Schwarz ’65 AM, ’68 PhD.

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Juggling Identities
AndrewAhn_thb.jpg Spa Night, written and directed by Andrew Ahn ’08, is both an immigrant story and a coming-out narrative.
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Complex Character

ElyseSundance2016_thb.jpg A new documentary codirected by Elyse Steinberg ’01 offers insight into sexter Anthony Weiner’s self-destructive ways.

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Scout’s Honor

Jamaal_Stephenson_thb.jpg Jamaal Stephenson ’97, a former All-Ivy defensive back, now directs recruitment for the Minnesota Vikings.

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A New, Improved Sci Li

SciLi_thb.jpg Next time you're on campus, enter the Sci Li. What you see may surprise you: more activity and fewer books.

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Poems Suck

BenLerner_thb.jpg Poet and novelist Ben Lerner ’01, ’03 MFA on why everybody seems to hate poetry these days.

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Against Tyranny
Skidmore_Thomas_thb.jpg Longtime professor of history Thomas E. Skidmore was one of the world's leading experts on Brazil.
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Beauty with a Purpose

MissRI_thb.jpg Miss Rhode Island, Shruti Nagarajan ’14, thinks a pageant can help low-income and minority students get into college.

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Sailing for Science

Summer-At-Sea_thb.jpg Peter Baek ’19 loves fish, and he hopes it can lead to adventures in biology and medicine.

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Leading 101

Executive_masters_thb.jpg A suite of new master’s degrees aims to help executives combine real world experience with academic study.

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Chronicle of an Epidemic
TimMurphy_thb.jpg A character-rich new novel by journalist Tim Murphy ’91 is a kaleidoscopic history of the AIDS epidemic.
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Le Ratty

Green_certified_thb.jpg Ratty food has come a long way in recent years. Now it's even earned a three-star restaurant rating. No lie.

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Head Case

Concussion_machine_thb.jpg By studying the effect of concussions on neurons, researchers hope to offer new insights into treatment.

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“Best Crew Ever”
Crew_thb.jpg Brown sent its first boat to England’s Henley Regatta 50 years ago. This spring, that team got back on the water.
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Music for the Angels

SteinbachOrgan_thb.jpg Organist Mark Steinbach delivers on a rare invitation to play the great organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

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Holding Court
MyBelovedWorld_thbjpg.jpg This fall's incoming students had a summer reading assignment: Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's memoir.
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Literary Cocktails
Yeah_You_Write_thb.jpg The menu at Lisa Amico Kristel ’83's restaurant features readings by such writers as The Danish Girl's David Ebershoff ’91.
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Bear Art
Bear_thb.jpg When students returned to campus this fall, many were stunned by a 23-foot blue bear on Simmons Quad.
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Local Heroes
HS_Scholarships_thb.jpg Brown gives 20 Providence public high school graduates $2,500 each to help them pay for college.
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Finding Balance

Finally_thb.jpg So how in the world did a 5,000 pound boulder get 27 feet up a tree outside University Hall on the College Green?

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Wriston's Quad
Wriston_thb.jpg Sixty-five years ago this fall, students moved into the newly dedicated Wriston Quad for the first time.
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Fresh Ink
Linking jazz to the structure of the universe, a debut novel about estranged best friends, and how money has spoiled college sports.
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