July/August 2016
Beach Reads

summerreads_lead.jpg What are you reading this summer? Is it a “beach read”? What is a beach read, anyway? We asked some acclaimed Brown authors—including Jeffrey Eugenides ’82, Rick Moody ’83, Lois Lowry ’58, and Meg Wolitzer ’81—what they're reading this summer. And being Brown alums, a few even deconstructed the whole idea of a beach read.

What a Weekend!
BigWeekend_thb.jpg Couldn't make it to Commencement? We put together a slide show to make you feel as if you were there.
Brown, Time and Again
POV_thb.jpg A photo in the room of an undergraduate reminds her of the connection between her parents, their friends, Brown, and her.
From the President
Paxson_letter.jpg President Paxson began her time at Brown with the arrival of the class of 2016. In May, she bid them adieu.
Too Big a Heart

Harper_thb.jpg For 51 years Michael Harper did all he could to help his students while quietly becoming one of America’s great poets.

Before Orlando

Finally_thb.jpg A 1988 campus publication demonstrated that for Brown the struggle for LGBT acceptance begins at home.