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The Queen of Thin Mints
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Attention, Wal-Mart Shoppers

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It’s opening day at Wal-Mart’s new Providence store, and Steven P. Hamburg, Brown’s Ittleson Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, has his head inside a frozen-food case. He’s examining the strips of LED lights that illuminate the chicken tenders. When his head emerges he is grinning. “These aren’t mine, but that’s a cutting-edge technology,” he raves...

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The Sweetest Moment

bball6_thumb.jpgTwenty-five years ago the basketball team had one of the worst seasons in Brown history. And one of the most hopeful.

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Playwright Laureate of Grief

hamburg_0307_Page_4_Image_0001_thumb.jpgSarah Ruhl ’97, ’01 MFA has achieved meteoric success by combining an avant-garde aesthetic with characters who feel grief and joy in a way we can all understand.

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No Strings Attached

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Lili Haydn ’92 has played violin with Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Page, George Clinton, and the L.A. Philharmonic. Her instrument, she says, is like a stem cell: it can grow into anything.

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Folk and Roll

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Tender, graceful songs and lots of Reuben sandwiches.

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The Making of a Gumshoe

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Jonathan Groff ’83 produces his first sitcom for NBC, with Clea Lewis ’87 and Andy Richter.

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Socratic Rap

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Martin Luther King Jr. brought together “the best of Jerusalem and Athens” says Cornel West.

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The Virtual Magic Carpet

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Architectural historian Dietrich Neumann takes students for a ride.

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In the Land of the Sick

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Professor, novelist, AIDS researcher, and physician Michael Stein’s first work of nonfiction, The Lonely Patient, tries to understand illness from the patient’s point of view.

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To Build a Better Batmobile

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Bats reveal the secrets of their agility.

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Rain Date

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After an invitation, a retraction, and much ado, Nonie Darwish speaks at Brown.

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A Major Milestone

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The Medical School is renamed following a $100 million gift from the Warren Alpert Foundation.

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Future Shock
If you want to know what the next big thing will be, ask Marian Salzman.
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Wrestling
The wrestling team had what was probably the most exciting win of the winter season.
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Squash and Skiing
The ski team entered this season with high hopes after a very strong 2006 campaign.
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Stuff, Stuff, and More Stuff

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How the British learned to decorate.

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Fitting In

Universities like Brown are admitting more low-income students. But what happens once they get there?

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Men & Women's Swimming
This year the men’s swimming team looked to improve on last year’s seventh-place finish at the EISL championships.
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Men & Women's Track
The men’s and women’s track teams have used this indoor winter season as preparation for the competitive outdoor meets coming in the spring.
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Women's Fencing

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The winter season’s only league championship came from the women’s fencing team.

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Women's Gymnastics
sports_0306_Page_1_Image_0001_thumb.jpg After an up and down 2006 season, the gymnastics team looked to regroup this year.
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Hockey
sports_0306_Page_3_Image_0001_thumb.jpgAt times this season the men’s hockey team has demonstrated strong potential.
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Basketball
sports_0306_Page_2_Image_0001_thumb.jpgAfter finishing its nonconference season 5–10, the Bears, as of late February, had gone 5–7 in the Ivy League, including a 4–3 record at the Pizzitola Center.
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Horror Show

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A traveling exhibition brings home the crisis in Darfur.

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The Conductor’s Commitment

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Daniel Barenboim tells students, “Play with everything that is in you.”

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Meal Plans
For my first meal at Brown, during the fall of 1964, I asked at the Ratfactory for a corned beef sandwich, and the meat came on buttered white bread. What a long, handsome way the dining rooms have come. . . .
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Good Reading
I get a copy of your magazine because my daughter is a second-year student at the Brown medical school. I read it from cover to cover, except, obviously, the class notes. I have been enlightened, entertained, and educated. . .
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History Lesson
In “Choose your Words Carefully” (Elms, January/February), Lawrence Goodman could have used the correct words to describe the “early twentieth-century mass murder of Armenians” by the Ottoman Empire. . . .
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Math Test
I enjoyed your short article on the Thoreau papers in the January/February issue (“Thoreau’s Math,” Finally). . .
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Military Irony
Need further evidence of Brown’s non-interest in the military? Look at the photo in the January/February issue depicting last fall’s Veteran’s Day ceremony. . . .
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Theology of Sex
I believe it was around ten or eleven years ago that Beth Simchat Torah made news by hosting the first same-sex marriage ceremony of two Jewish men. . . .
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A Piece of History
The piece of wooden goalpost depicted in your November/December issue is not the only one that’s been preserved from Brown’s 38–14 victory over the Harvard Crimson at Cambridge in 1949. . . .
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Chafee’s Way
I am writing as a staunch conservative Republican. Lincoln Chafee was a Republican in Name Only (RINO), and I actually welcomed his defeat as a way of “cleaning house” of abortion-loving liberals. . . .
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The Dough in Dumplings
Making food that’s both fast and delicious, Kenny Lao has found a tasty way to success.
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Balancing Security and Convenience
Ever have a carry-on item confiscated at the airport gate? Blame Kip Hawley.
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Getting Her Fur Up
Imagine a world where pets would never be banned. Maider Genser calls it heaven.
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Circuits of Magic
finally_thumb.jpgThe crude, miraculous world of early computing.
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The Man Who Knew Too Much
E. Howard Hunt Jr. ’40
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The Modest Professor
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