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The Virtually Embedded Journalist

ac3.jpgDeborah Scranton explains how she persuaded National Guardsmen to film their experiences in Iraq.

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The View from a Humvee

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Deborah Scranton gave video cameras to ten National Guardsmen in Iraq and edited the resulting footage into a groundbreaking documentary.

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Hey, Britannica!
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Three literary-arts grad students took a playful approach to writing an encyclopedia of fiction.

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What I Did Last Summer

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From investment banking to organic farming, our annual report on students’ summer jobs.

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Why the Good Guys (Occasionally) Win

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Biologists explain why, in a cheater’s paradise, cooperation ever evolved.

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Art Smarts

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Tired of the same old posters? Two economics concentrators and a computer whiz have created a Web site where students can buy real art.

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Fresh Ink

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Tours de Force
ac5.jpgTwo alumni take a circuitous route to dancing for one of the world’s great modern dance companies.
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What Writers Do

Although movies made from his screenplays have grossed hundreds of millions of dollars, Josh Friedman ’89 had more to say. So he started a blog.

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The Playwrights' Place

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Summer theater gives fledgling writers a chance to hone their words on stage.

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The World of Brown

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Now that he’s reported for duty, what’s the new provost going to do?

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Beyond Darfur

We are delighted that Brown has made the right decision and divested from companies profiting from the crisis in Darfur. . .

 
Good and Evil

The BAM is usually interesting and sometimes surprising, but I got a real shock when I read the last sentence of the Mail Room letter from Gerry Murphy ’69 in the March/April issue. . .

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Taking Control

As described in the March/April BAM, we have coordinated Project Muso Ladamunen in Yirimadjo, Mali, for the past year. . .

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Warming to the BAM
As Brown alumni and three-time Brown parents, we were especially pleased to read the review by Tim Tibbitts ’90 of the new book on global warming written by our son. . .
 
Commencement Debrief

What an outstanding commencement issue(July/August). We were saying “Wow!” as we turned each page. . .

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Puzzled

I was so excited when you began publishing an acrostic in the BAM. It brought me back to leisurely Sunday brunches spent doing the New York Times puzzles in the Ratty. . .

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The Cost of Fairness

I read “The Bookstore Business”with great interest (Elms, May/June). I write from the perspective of a twenty-five-year career in higher education. . .

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Decision: Brown or Yale?

My son is beginning his second year at Brown after spending the summer at home in New Haven. He loves Brown, but over the summer he began to wonder if he should be at Yale instead.

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First Frisbees

Your article on ultimateFrisbee (May/June 2006) was an extraordinary and welcome update on theprogress of this magnificent team sport. . .

 

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Brown: How Radical?

I wish you could have published the brief profile of three class of 2006 members who joined the marines without rehashing the tired stereotype that the average Brown student “thinks the United States is responsible for 95 percent of the world’s ills" . . .

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Artificial Intelligence

I first became acquainted with computer scientists in the mid-1960s, when I went to work in a computer systems lab. My assignment was to make computers more user-friendly. . .

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Awake and Sing!

finally1.jpg If you’ve long been hankering to gather around the piano with your family and sing classic songs of the American Yiddish theater, here’s your chance.

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Beyond Superman

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In recent years, illustrators and writers have used the form to create serious literature. Mark Siegel ’89 and his wife, author Siena Cherson Siegel ’90, are among the passionate
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The New Atomic Scientists

nano1.jpgNanomaterials may prevent your chinos from getting stained, but more and more researchers are asking: are they safe?


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Pass the Gnocchi, Please

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To win the best students, universities now compete for their stomachs as well as their minds.

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The Calculus of Drinking

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Giving up alcohol was not a sacrifice; it was an act of imagination.

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Putting Political Ideals Into Action

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Thomas J. Anton

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