July/August 2014
Features
The Memories We're Made Of
lowry_leadthb.jpg Lois Lowry ’58 has written more than forty books, including the classic The Giver, which becomes a major movie this summer. In all of them she has been creating young characters who, despite sometimes excruciating obstacles and painful loneliness, learn that the deepest life comes from loving others.
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What Education Crisis?
education_crisis_thb.jpgConsider this: What if our fear that U.S. schools are falling behind is exaggerated? Just how bad are they?
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Media Powerhouse
debralee_thb.jpg Unhappy as a lawyer, Debra Lee ’76 took a chance with Black Entertainment Television and helped turn it into a $3 billion company.
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From the President
tougaloo_thb.jpg During Brown's 250th year, a reflection on the fifty years of Brown's extraordinary partership with Tougaloo College.
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The Perfect Professor
Borts_thb.jpg Over more that 60 years at Brown, economics professor George Borts mentored generations of students.
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Memory Loss
aging_brain_thb.jpgA prominent neurologist and Alzheimer's expert says we may have an exaggerated fear of the disease.
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Old Hat
Tophat_thb.jpg Gerrit Sanford ’49 figures he’s worn his top hat in the Commencement procession 65 times—every year since his graduation.
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Mentor, Teacher & Physicist
Guralnik_thb.jpg A farewell to Professor of Physics Gerald Stanford Guralnik, who died suddenly April 26 at the age of 77.
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Dante's Poetic Numbers
Nicole_thb1.jpg When Nicole Jones ’14 studies Dante's The Divine Comedy, she checks out the great poet's math.
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50th Reunion: Class of 1964
50thReception_thb.jpg If the 50th anniversary of graduation is a landmark event, the class of 1964 showed up in numbers.
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Discoveries of All Kinds
Po_thb1.jpg Po Bhattacharyya ’14 has worked as a park ranger in south Africa, studied jellyfish in France, and hopes to start a school in India.
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Night Moves
campusdance_thb.jpg At Campus Dance the fashions range widely and alumni, parents, and students let loose until tradition and sentiment ring out at the senior sing.
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You're Not From Here
Nathan_Deuel_thb.jpg After years spent in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Lebanon, a family tries to adjust to life in southern California.
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Faces from the class of 1989
25thReunion_thb.jpg The 25th reunion class returns to campus to relish the road traveled and nourish friendships that may have been neglected along the way.
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Ghost Story
finally_thb.jpg Artists conjure the spirits of John Whipple Potter Jenks's long-lost museum of natural history and anthropology.
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Senior Selfies
seniorsing_thb.jpg When the clock strikes midnight at Campus Dance, it's time for...
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Well Timed
3gens_thb.jpg What are the odds of this three generation meeting?
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The Techno Evangelist

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Tyler Benster ’14 is convinced that this method of creating 3D objects with a computer printer is going to rock our world.

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Everything Changed My Senior Year
jfk_dayafter_thb.jpg There is something about the number 50 that triggers an emotional response in most people. Is it the onset of “middle age?”
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Itís Ok to Like Melody Again
Zac_Ben_thb1.jpg Ben Kutner ’14 and Zach Rufa ’14 combined music and international affairs in an unlikely opera staged at Brown.
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The Challenge of Fitting In
Saudi_thb1.jpgThe daughter of a car painter in a New York City auto shop, Saudi Garcia ’14 followed her father's vise advice.
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Solving Puzzles
Erika_thb1.jpg As a kid growing up in Hell's Kitchen, Erika López García ’14 never imagined she'd one day solve a planetary mystery.
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