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Quintet
Why would students with first-rate musical talent choose Brown over a music conservatory and then opt not to concentrate in music? And why, while taking a full load of courses, would they continue to spend hours each day rehearsing and performing?
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Fritz’s Fame
In an honor many think was long overdue, Fritz Pollard ’19 enters the NFL Hall of Fame this year. His induction is the perfect time to recognize that this African American pioneer’s most far-reaching successes had little to do with football.
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A Veteran Play
How Pollard was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame.
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Close to Home
After covering drug wars in Colombia and civil war in Angola, journalist David Marcus ’82 thought he was emotionally bulletproof. Writing a book about troubled teenagers in pastoral western Massachusetts shattered that illusion.
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Barely Eating
For one of the girls in David Marcus’s book, the most basic challenge was to feed herself.
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Tips from the Trenches
As teenagers and their parents were concluding a grueling fourteen-month therapeutic program, author David Marcus asked them to offer advice to other parents of teens. Some of their pointers:
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Seen in Action
Frozen moments from indoor and outdoor winter seasons.
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Tick Tock, Beat the Clock
What this generation of new moms has in common: middle age.
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Bitten by the Bug
A sophomore succumbs to the allure of fruit flies.
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Snow Daze
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Calendar Girls (and Boys)
Twelve months of produce and recipes to promote local farmers
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Going Places
Tracking Peace Corps volunteers
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The Man for the Job
The medical school has a new dean. Can he keep the hospitals happy, the school growing, and his sanity intact?
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The Ultimate Dance Partner
Way beyond fusion, Chris Elam ’98 is creating a new dance language. And he’s using Brown students as his verbs.
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60 Seconds With...
Jon Grant: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
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Waiting for the Word
Among this year’s record-breaking 16,835 applicants to Brown is an anxious Midwestern blogger named Pete.
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Monday, Bloody Monday
An exchange student becomes an unwitting witness to history.
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Data Points
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A Comic in the Kitchen
Jessica Porter ’88 goes macrobiotic, with an occasional side of McHeartbreak.
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Charity. Kindness
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All Life’s a Stage, and God Is in the Audience
Marilynne Robinson’s long-awaited second novel.
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Second Opinion
Marilynne Robinson berates collective hypochondria, Flannery O’Connor, and industrialized culture.
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Dirty Rotten Songwriter
David Yazbek ’82 heads back to Broadway with a musical based on the Steve Martin comedy.
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Extreme Bird-Watching
In 1912, just out of Brown and newly wed, ornithologist Robert Cushman Murphy hitched a ride on an Antarctica-bound whale ship to observe seabirds.
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The Upside of Deflation
Graham Tanaka ’70: How technology’s gains are upending the economy
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Solo on the High Seas
Joe Harris ’81: Sixteen days with gale-force winds and thirty-foot waves.
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Out of the Office and Back to Grandmother’s Kitchen
Shermay Lee '97: Sometimes you just have to go with your genes.
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Pride and Prejudice
Leroy F. Aarons ’55
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Since Last Time
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Critic's Corner
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Fresh Ink
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In The News
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Obituaries
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Mail Room
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