November/December 2017
Features
That Holiday Glow

GiftGuide_lead2.jpg Your friends and family will be over the moon when they open their presents made by Brown alums. We’ve gathered the best (often at a special discount) so you can sit back and do your seasonal shopping using our Eleventh Annual Gift Guide.

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Building a Better Way
Bhatia_family_thb.jpg Sangeeta Bhatia ’90 
runs her own MIT lab. She’s engineered human livers and a urine test for cancer. Can she live a balanced life?
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From the President

BrownPromise_thb.jpg The Brown Promise means all financial aid packages Brown offers students will be loan free. Can alumni help fund it?

 

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Never Question?

PoVCannabis_thb.jpg A mother with an autistic son reveals how her Brown education—and cannabis—saved him.

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Behind the Veil

Balakian_thb.jpg What can a single poem by Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Peter Balakian ’80 PhD tell us about our troubled relationship with Iran?

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Letting in Nature

Duhaime_thb.jpg Pediatric neurosurgeon Ann-Christine Duhaime ’77 wants childen's hospitals to be friendlier to kids and the environment.

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Before Dels
CampusCaterer_thb.jpg Before Del’s lemonade carts and assorted food trucks popped up on campus streets there was only John Reeves.
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Window Dressing

ManuSawkar_thb.jpg Manu Sawkar ’04 is taking Macy’s New York City Christmas window displays into the new millennium

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Slabs and Witches

Fishman_thb.jpg In a fall exhibit, longtime visual arts professor Richard Fishman showed an amazing range of art inspired by a single tree.

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Educational Conflicts

PritchettWendell_thb.jpg Penn’s new provost, Wendell Pritchett ’86, discusses access to Ivy schools and balancing order with lively campus debate.

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Pedal Pusher

Whelan_thb.jpg When Soulcycle CEO Melanie Whelan ’99 lost interest in her engineering concentration, she became an entrepreneur.

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