January/February 2015
Features
The Judge
tauro_leadthb.jpg U.S. District Court Chief Judge Joseph Tauro ’53 was the first federal jurist to legalize same-sex marriage. He forced Massachusetts to end its barbaric treatment of developmentally disabled children in state schools. For 40 years he's been making sure government lives up to its responsibilities to treat all people as equals under the law.
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Never a Free Man
grave_thb.jpg University Curator Robert P. Emlen on the life and death of a slave who helped build University Hall.
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Island Life
shirley_thb.jpg Shirley W. Mayhew ’48 looks back at on sixty years of living in the same house on Martha's Vineyard.
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Worn Stories
worn_EmilySpivack_thb.jpg You know that shirt, dress, or pair of shoes you can't throw out? Take a look: it may be a memoir in disguise.
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A Way of Teaching
lear_thb.jpg A Central Falls charter school staffed by more than 20 alums is drawing national recognition.
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Saving Central Falls
steve_thb.jpg After a long slide into poverty, once-prosperous Central Falls, Rhode Island, is looking for a comeback.
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Hometown Warrior
veterans_thb.jpg In 1942, Walter Paster ’50 went off to war. His ambition was to return to his hometown to live in peace.
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Stop Those Plants!

wurtz_thb.jpg A U.S. Forest Service ecologist studies one of Alaska's greatest and least-known threats: invasive plant species.

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From the President
brownconnect_thb.jpg President Paxson outlines Brown's plans for giving students real-world experience solving problems.
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Girl Power
WolfsonSafane_thb.jpg GALS, a school for girls founded by Liz Wolfson ’89 and Nina Safane ’09, aims to empower its students' minds and bodies.
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The Art of Dissent
cartoon_thb.jpg The murders at Charlie Hebdo in France are a reminder that many governments also fear and try to silence political cartoonists.
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Getting Through College
johnson-and-wasserman_thb.jpg We all want to see more low-income kids get into college. But who helps them once they're in?
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