Back Issues
Fresh Ink
Linking jazz to the structure of the universe, a debut novel about estranged best friends, and how money has spoiled college sports.
more
 
There's No Bad Major

Schwartz_thb.jpg College dvice for students and parents from longtime Cornell professor Daniel R. Schwarz ’65 AM, ’68 PhD.

more
 
Poems Suck

BenLerner_thb.jpg Poet and novelist Ben Lerner ’01, ’03 MFA on why everybody seems to hate poetry these days.

more
 
Complex Character

ElyseSundance2016_thb.jpg A new documentary codirected by Elyse Steinberg ’01 offers insight into sexter Anthony Weiner’s self-destructive ways.

more
 
Chronicle of an Epidemic
TimMurphy_thb.jpg A character-rich new novel by journalist Tim Murphy ’91 is a kaleidoscopic history of the AIDS epidemic.
more
 
Literary Cocktails
Yeah_You_Write_thb.jpg The menu at Lisa Amico Kristel ’83's restaurant features readings by such writers as The Danish Girl's David Ebershoff ’91.
more
 
Juggling Identities
AndrewAhn_thb.jpg Spa Night, written and directed by Andrew Ahn ’08, is both an immigrant story and a coming-out narrative.
more
 
Sound Machine

Low-Anthem_eyeland_thb.jpg To go along with their new music, Low Anthem have become impresarios as owners of Providence's Columbus Theatre.

more
 
Le Ratty

Green_certified_thb.jpg Ratty food has come a long way in recent years. Now it's even earned a three-star restaurant rating. No lie.

more
 
A New, Improved Sci Li

SciLi_thb.jpg Next time you're on campus, enter the Sci Li. What you see may surprise you: more activity and fewer books.

more
 
Talking Past Each Other

Partisan_thb.jpg Think our political speech has never been as polarized? A new study by economics prof. Jesse Shapiro says you're right.

more
 
Head Case

Concussion_machine_thb.jpg By studying the effect of concussions on neurons, researchers hope to offer new insights into treatment.

more
 
Holding Court
MyBelovedWorld_thbjpg.jpg This fall's incoming students had a summer reading assignment: Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor's memoir.
more
 
Bear Art
Bear_thb.jpg When students returned to campus this fall, many were stunned by a 23-foot blue bear on Simmons Quad.
more
 
Music for the Angels

SteinbachOrgan_thb.jpg Organist Mark Steinbach delivers on a rare invitation to play the great organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

more
 
Local Heroes
HS_Scholarships_thb.jpg Brown gives 20 Providence public high school graduates $2,500 each to help them pay for college.
more
 
Leading 101

Executive_masters_thb.jpg A suite of new master’s degrees aims to help executives combine real world experience with academic study.

more
 
Sailing for Science

Summer-At-Sea_thb.jpg Peter Baek ’19 loves fish, and he hopes it can lead to adventures in biology and medicine.

more
 
What You Thought
Readers tell us their beach reads, students remember Michael Harper, and other feedback from you.
more
 
Wriston's Quad
Wriston_thb.jpg Sixty-five years ago this fall, students moved into the newly dedicated Wriston Quad for the first time.
more
 
Beauty with a Purpose

MissRI_thb.jpg Miss Rhode Island, Shruti Nagarajan ’14, thinks a pageant can help low-income and minority students get into college.

more
 
Against Tyranny
Skidmore_Thomas_thb.jpg Longtime professor of history Thomas E. Skidmore was one of the world's leading experts on Brazil.
more
 
Scout’s Honor

Jamaal_Stephenson_thb.jpg Jamaal Stephenson ’97, a former All-Ivy defensive back, now directs recruitment for the Minnesota Vikings.

more
 
Dr. Dope

Petersiel_thb.jpg This clown plays dumb so hospitalized kids can feel smart—and briefly forget their troubles.

more
 
Finding Balance

Finally_thb.jpg So how in the world did a 5,000 pound boulder get 27 feet up a tree outside University Hall on the College Green?

more
 
Class Action

FordhamLaw_thb.jpg Tanya Hernández ’86, Robin Lenhardt ’89, & Kimani Paul-Emile ’93 believe legal scholarship can help with racial disparities.

more
 
“Best Crew Ever”
Crew_thb.jpg Brown sent its first boat to England’s Henley Regatta 50 years ago. This spring, that team got back on the water.
more
 
Beyond Formulas

Powell_thb.jpg Dean of Admission Logan Powell wants to bring together the most intellectually curious and hardworking students in the world.

more
 
Flinging Yourself In

PoVRisk_thb.jpg Since her days on campus, Becca Labbe Karpinski ’94 has been a risk-taker. Now that she has kids, should she stop?

more
 
Goldie's World

Goldie_thb.jpg When Goldie Corash Michelson ’24, the oldest living American, died in July, Brown lost its last living link to a changing campus.

more
 
The Prince of Pinot

Lemon_thb.jpg Using "biodynamic" farming techniques, Ted Lemon ’80 makes some of the finest chardonnay and pinot noir in the U.S.

more
 
Orlando Strong

Dyer_leadthb.jpg After the massacre of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer ’80 stood before a horrified country and offered a calm and composed antidote to chaos and overwhelming grief. Drawing on his 13 years as a can-do civic leader, Dyer kept his own emotions in check and went to work helping his community heal.

more