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Fresh Ink
FreshInk_thb.jpg How buildings can shape our moods, a look at vanished San Francisco, a novel set in the summer Hamptons, and more.
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What It Means to Be "Good"
KatieBayerl_thb.jpg Katie Bayerl ’00 was a teacher who gave up the classroom for writing—until her love of teenagers pulled her back.
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Meddling Ways

ForeignPolicy_thb.jpg The Watson Institute's Stephen Kinzer wonders whether U.S. foreign policy has been a force for good in the world?

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A Life of Books

PamelaPaul_thb.jpg New York Times Book Review editor Pamela Paul ’93 writes about how reading can change a life.

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Writing Songs for Kids
Gabe_thb.jpg Songwriter Gabriel Sokoloff ’06 composes music for the new Netflix kid's show Ask the StoryBots.
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Fun at Work

HallieCantor_thb.jpg Comedy writer Hallie Cantor ’11 writes satire and other kinds of humor for the New Yorker.

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All Knowing

Sloman_Fernbach_thb.jpg A Brown professor and his coauthor argue that each of us may know much less than we think.

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Dear Tony
StevenLevenson_thb.jpg Playwright Steven Levenson ’06 wins a Tony for his book for the Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen.
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Just Dance
jamaljacksondancecompany_thb.jpg Twenty years after discovering African dance, Jamal Jackson ‘00 is keeping it fresh in Brooklyn.
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125 Years of Brown Women

Women125Years.jpg In May, Janet Yellen ’67 was only one of the VIPs on campus celebrating the success of Brown women.

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Trump's Troubles

Eisen_thb.jpg At a Commencement forum, former Obama ethics czar Norm Eisen ’85 takes on Trump's ethics.

 

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Circus Medicine

ElephantsNoCancer_thb.jpg Pediatric oncologist Joshua Schiffman ’96, ’00 MD thinks elephants can help us overcome cancer

 

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The Final Frontier
Mars_thb.jpg MIT Geophysicist Maria Zuber ’83 ScM, ’86 PhD asks why we want so much to send humans to Mars?
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Droppin' Science

JazzPhysics_thb.jpg Brown physics professor Stephon Alexander ’00 PhD says that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane shared a bond.

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A Ridiculous Situation
Deniro_thb.jpg At a Commencement forum, Robert De Niro talks acting, television, and the election of Donald Trump.
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Graduate Degrees
Commencement_thb.jpg With so much emphasis on undergrads, don't forget that Commencement  makes a lot of graduate students very happy, too.
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Who Got the Honoraries?
Waldrop_thb.jpg A look at those men and women Brown thinks were worthy of this year's honorary degrees
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Fake But Free
socialmedia_thb.jpg A panel discusses how to distinguish fake news from actual journalism on social media—and how social media can help.
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Boxless Thinking

BACCceremony_thb.jpg Delivering the baccalaureate inside First Baptist Church, Hamilton's Daveed Diggs ’04 redefines the graduation speech.

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Commencement & Reunions
commence_thb2.jpg Check out our reunion slide show and coverage of all things Commencement, from Campus Dance to giving out degrees.
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What You Thought
mailrm_thb2.jpg Readers comment on diversity lessons, doing laundry in the dorms, Native American art, and more.
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Handling Actors
EdwinSherin_thb.jpg Edwin Sherin ’52 directed thirty-six episodes of Law & Order and made James Earl Jones a star.
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Political Science

brown-science_thb.jpg A New York Times science journalist argues that even if elected officials understood science, it might not make any difference.

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Blood Brothers

StemCell_thb.jpg Robert Friedman ’86 and David Falk ’94 never imagined their lives would intersect—until one was saving the other’s life.

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From the President
Estes_thb.jpg Vice President for Campus life and Student Services Eric Estes takes on gender-neutral pronouns.
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Then and Now

Finally_thb.jpg It’s been a glorious spring for Brown alumnae and a season for looking back at a colorful history.

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Mindfully Furious

PoVmindfullyFurious_thb.jpg What happens when you drag a 10-year-old to a lecture on mindfulness? Not what you may think.

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A New Way to Look at Race

RinkuSen_leadthb.jpg By getting people in cities, states, and organizations to think beyond us-versus-them, Rinku Sen ’88 is helping redefine how we think about racial conflict. But can she succeed in a country that may be more polarized than ever before?

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