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Serious Fun

jagrad1a1_thumb.jpgFour years of tuition, room, board, and fees: $155,876 Commencement day: Priceless

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Pride & Joy

jacomm6_thumb.jpgTradition requires that graduates wear caps and gowns. But concealed beneath the uniform are more than 2,000 extraordinary young men & women. Here are portraits of a random few.

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Easy Isn’t Always Right

W. Warren Harper was the father of a poet and the grandfather of a novelist. No wonder that, after he died, they found a way to keep him alive.

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Let's Make a Game

jasci21_thumb.jpgScientists are creating games usingvirtual boxers, medieval trolls, and robotic poodles that observe howyou think. What they learn may one day be used to reshape your everydaychoices.

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Hoop Hopes

jasp11_thumb.jpgCraig Robinson leaves Northwestern to become head coach of men’s basketball.

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The Underachiever Speaks

Class notes for alums who haven’t cured cancer or acted on Broadway.


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Street Smarts

Panhandlers in Rwanda teach a recent grad what school costs.

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One Way to Stop Genocide
jae1_thumb.jpgBrown divests from companies supporting the Sudanese government, and Providence follows suit. [Elms]

 

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The Case of the Missing Mies

jae21_thumb.jpgHow do you lose a house? More interesting is how you find one.

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A Cheaper Way to Quit

jae3_thumb.jpgA new study finds therapy with medication may be the key to sobriety

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Who Stole the Pole?

jaac11_thumb.jpg An environmental journalist writes a global warming adventure tale for kids.

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Thin Ice
jaac21_thumb.jpgAndrew Revkin talks about the North Pole, the difficulties in getting adults to focus on global warming, and how teaching children about it may be our best hope.

 

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Utopian Entrepreneur

jaac3a1_thumb.jpgDeveloper Steve Glenn ’87 is building prefab houses that he says will make money and still be good for the planet.

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The Franco-American Divide
jae41_thumb.jpgThe New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik explains why Americans just don’t get the French.

 

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Coffee-Table Chat
jae81_thumb.jpgStars of women’s sports talk about athletics, money, and respect.

 

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He Swims with the Fishes

jaac4a1_thumb.jpg Cinematographer Peter Zuccarini shoots whales, sharks, and, yes— Johnny Depp

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The Big Bang
jafin1_thumb.jpgHow to make fireworks the old-fashioned way.

 

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Kertzer's Way
Brown searches for a provost and finds one right on campus
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Mail Room

Truth and Memory

Robert Scholes writes that he commented to William Faulkner that the imaginative reconstruction of events is perhaps closer to the truth than even (or especially) eyewitness accounts (“Mr. Faulkner Comes to Class,” May/June). The comment surely must have resonated with the novelist. The first sentence of Chapter 6 of Faulkner’s Light in August says it all: “Memory believes before knowing remembers.”

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Like Water Running Through Granite
jaac51_thumb.jpgA novel of the West and how it shaped those who survived it.

 

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E. Butler Moulton Jr. '39
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Hollywood Encounters
ja01_thumb.jpgRichard O. Fleischer '39
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