May/June 2017
Features
Discovering Who You Are

seniors_MJ17.jpg If our futures are built on our pasts, the few years undergraduates spend at Brown are often the foundation on which their lives will be constructed, one job, one break, one dream, one setback at a time. Most undergraduates discover the intellectual passion that will shape the rest of their lives during this brief, intense time.

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From the President
Buk_Paxson_thx.jpg Nancy L. Buc ’65 is one reason a May conference on campus celebrated 125 years of women at Brown.
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What Success Looks Like

PoV_35thReunion_thx.jpg A reunion volunteer realizes that choosing class reunion speakers is a lot harder than it looks.

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Moments of Hope

Afghan_Shepherds_thx.jpg An exhibit of photos that find unexpected joy in broken places is on display at the Watson Institute through Mayt 31.

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The Problem-Solver

senior_NEFE_thb1.jpg Computer scientist Nifemi Madarikan ’17 has used his experience to advocate for more diversity in science and technology.

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My Mother the Radical

Andreas_thx.jpg International relations professor Peter Andreas spent his childhood with his mother as she chased revolution in South America.

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Riding the Wind

windfarm_waves_thx.jpg Last winter, Deepwater Wind, headed by CEO Jeff Grybowski ’93, generated North America’s first electricity from offshore wind.

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The Advocate

senior_RANA_thb1.jpg Once on campus, undocumented Brazilian immigrant Renata Mauriz ’17 has revived Brown's Immigrant Rights Coalition.

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The Survivor

senior_TORI_thb1.jpg After gymnast Tori Kinamon’17 picked up a flesh-eating bacteria, she published a study showing that athletes are especially at risk. 

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The Education MC

senior_AUST_thb1.jpg Austin Martin’17 grew up listening to hip-hop. Now he's using it to enhance the vocabulary of minority students.

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The Visualizer

senior_DANI_thb1.jpg Daniel Kunin ’17 designed a popular website that teaches math through interactive visualizations.

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Mr. President

senior_VIET_thb1.jpg Undergraduate Council of Students president Viet Nguyen ’17 wants to increase access to higher education.

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Cultural Anthropologist

senior_LEHI_thb1.jpg Providence native Lehidy Frias ’17 never dreamed of going to Brown. Now she's on track to become an anthropology professor.

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The Activist

senior_MYAC_thb1.jpg To Myacah Sampson ’17, who is black and Navajo, economic inequality is inseparable from racism.

 

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Whiz Kids
CollegeQuizBowl_thx.jpg In 1954 Brown toppled reigning champion University of Minnesota to become champs on NBC's The College Quiz Bowl.
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A Higher Calling

Cumberbatch_thx.jpg In Austin, Texas, Ashton Cumberbatch ’79 has combined activism and religion to create a life of service

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Coconut Balls for Sale

GailHawaiiShop_thx.jpg Homesickness for Honolulu prompted Gail Stringer ’88 to open the Hawaii General Store—in Seattle.

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Mead in Brooklyn

Enlightenment_barrels_thx.jpg Raphael Lyon ’98 founded New York City's first "meadery," which offers an ancient honey wine that's becoming a hipster favorite.

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Loving Hate Relationships

BrendanAlper_thx.jpg Brendan Alper ’09 invents Hater, a dating app that matches people based on the things they hate.

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Write Every Day
MBaumer_thx.jpg A farewell to Mark Baumer '11 MFA, who died last December while walking barefoot across the country.
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