November/December 2016
Features
Holiday Gold

leadthumbND16.jpg Prospecting for presents? How about dresses for girls, tweed-and-leather shoulder bags, retro pocket watches, or soapstone pendants? Discover these and other creative gift ideas from alumni entrepreneurs in our 10th annual holiday gift guide. Enjoy some discounts offered only to BAM readers.

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Others Stop Looking
POV_thb.jpg When we encounter someone with a disabling impairment, what do we see? A wheelchair or a human being?
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From the President
PresWelcome_thb.jpg Why is Brown so special? President Paxson thinks the answer begins in two pivotal moments in its history.
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Gravitational Pull

JM_suitandhelmet_thb.png When Jessica Meir ’99 was 5, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Now that’s come true and she's dreaming of getting to Mars.

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Guile, Bluff, and Brains
David_Margolis_thb.png David Margolis '61, who died in June, was a legend at the State Department, where he worked for a half-century.
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Safe Passage

Finally_thb.jpg A look at the World War II heroism of Martha Dickie Sharp ’26 and her husband, the guardian angels of European children.

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Dispatches

AlissaRubin_01_thb.png As a journalist in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pulitzer winner Alissa Rubin ’80 went places "where nobody else had the guts to go.”

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Recognition Awards

AlumniAwards_thb.jpg At September's alumni fall weekend, the Brown Alumni Association saluted outstanding graduates.

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What You Thought
GoldiesWorld_thb.jpg Readers weigh in on changes to the SciLi, football scholarships, the death of America's oldest person, and other BAM articles.
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Mind Reader
Ritaccio_thb.jpg Albany Medical College neurologist Anthony Ritaccio ’79 has developed software that knows what you’re thinking.
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Bruno Likes Ike
IKE_thb.jpg Back in 1956, it seemed that even the Brown Bear mascot was excited about re-electing Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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Perennial Activist

Bonifaz_thb.png As an agitator at Brown, John Bonifaz ’87 was put on probation. Now he’s trying to rid elections of big money.

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Scrambling at Crosswalks

Seleta_Reynolds_thb.jpg In car-mad Los Angeles, Seleta Reynolds ’98 is trying to get people off the freeways and into other forms of public transportation.

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Prick Up Your Ears

Noah_Kraft_thb.jpg Former movie producer Noah Kraft ’09 gave up Hollywood for the audio industry and now  makes an earbud with superpowers.

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Rio Diary
SailTeamUSA_thb.jpg Louisa Chafee ’14 competed in sailing at the Rio Summer Olympics, and dad Lincoln Chafee ’75 blogged a play-by-play.
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