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Fresh Ink
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Its All About Home
remodelista_thb.jpg Julie Carlson ’83 and Josh Groves ’84 found careers in the blogosphere by remodeling a house in California. They just might help you remodel yours.
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Music from the Depths
leigh_jamie_thb.jpg When his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, Leigh Marble ’97 directed his anger into music, producing Where the Knives Meet Between the Rows, a remarkable CD.
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Public Intellectual
snyder_thb.jpgTimothy Snyder ’91 argues that Hitler and Stalin had one thing in common: they made the early twentieth century one of the bloodiest periods in human history.
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Larger Than Life
alison_aiweiwei_thb.jpg Five years ago, Alison Klayman ’06 was just another recent American graduate in Beijing. Until she made a film chronicling the life of one of China's leading artist-activists.
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Game Day
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Olympic Recap
jimmypedro_thb.jpg Brown's better known for sending Rhodes Scholars to England than athletes. This year's Olympics had a few Brunonians showing prowess of a different kind.
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Giving Forward
bike_riders_thb.jpg Football players and coaches are showing that, at Brown at least, teams are not just for playing games. They're also for helping others.
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The Next Big Idea
venture_thb.jpg Would-be entrepreneurs get a crash course in business.
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Campus in the Summer
outside_film_thb.jpg Think the campus is quiet, verdant, and dull during the summer? Guess again. From aspiring athletes to international scholars, the learning just keeps on going.
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Living on Mars Time
milliken_thb.jpg Ralph Milliken ’03 ScM, ’06 PhD is one of the scientists telling the Mars rover Curiosity what to do. Here's what he's telling it, and why.
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First Readings
firstreading_thb.jpgFreshmen this summer read Sons of Providence, President Paxson was one of many faculty members to lead discussions of the book.
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New President, New Class
convo_thb.jpg President Christina Paxson and the Class of 2016 have something in common: they're getting settled into their first semester at Brown.
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Correction
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Veterans' Affairs
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Orwell vs. Boucher
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Recommended Reading
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Renaming Lincoln Field
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Too Much of a Good Thing?
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Visionary
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Vigil
vigil_thb.jpgCaring for his dying mother, the author sees his life anew.
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For Whom the Bells Toll
engle_thb.jpg Thirty years ago, Connie Engle ’58 volunteered to ring handbells in her church. Now she's a campanologist and has taken bell ringing to a whole new level.
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Summer Vacation Stories
jungle_illo_thb.jpg In May they leave campus behind them, only to return in the fall. We asked students: what were you doing during those months away?
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Sex and God
owens_thb.jpg As a frat member, Damon Owens ’88 enjoyed casual sex. Now he works full time promoting the Catholic Church's teachings on sex, abortion, and family planning.
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Go Bears!
big_fan_thb.jpg An alumnus sends in this photo, asking if anyone knows the identity of the football fan waving a Brown pennant.
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Spreading the Wealth
alberding_thb.jpg As president of the Joyce Foundation, Ellen Alberding ’79 hands out $40 million a year to help people devise big solutions to our biggest problems.
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Freeing Brown
finally_thb.jpg A 230-year-old diploma tells a war story.

 


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A Coach's Challenge
obrien_thb.jpg In February, Bill O’Brien ’92 started his dream job as Penn State’s head football coach. Has O’Brien’s dream become a nightmare?
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American Pastoral
goat_hearder_thb.jpg When urban studies concentrator Chia Chen-Speidel ’11 moved to San Francisco, she discovered she didn’t like cities. So she became a goat herder.
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First Lady of Food
cowin_thb2.jpg Over the past two decades, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin ’82 has taken a slumping magazine and turned it into a leading brand that includes books, events, a thriving website, and a lively Twitter feed. Her real goal, she says, has been to expand your happy world.
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Brown Brings the Dalai Lama to Providence

dalai_thb.jpgThe world spiritual leader told students that the 21st century is theirs to shape, just as the 20th century was his. Ranging widely through history, international affairs, and his own experiences, he urged them to make it a century of dialogue and compassion.

 

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Paxson's Passionate Defense of Higher Education

paxson_leadthb.jpgIn the almost 250 years since its founding, Brown has had only 18 presidents. On October 27, it inaugurated its 19th, Christina Paxson. A weekend of celebration culminated in a plea to understand the importance of scholarship of all kinds, even in the most economically troubled times.

 

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