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The Diva of Cool
23.cov2.32976.jpgBravo network president Lauren Zalaznick ’84 has redefined reality programming with such shows as Project Runway and Top Chef. Can her instinct for the next big thing carry over to a YouTube world?
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It's Not Time Yet
58.pausch2.32976.jpgCarnegie Mellon professor Randy Pausch ’82 is dying of pancreatic cancer. But his words are teaching millions how to live.
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The Panicked Person's Gift Guide

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Whatever holiday you observe, this is the season for giving. For some of us, unfortunately, it’s also the season for panic.

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Her Two Fathers

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Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA tells the story of two deaths and a birth.

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Spoken Language
danti2.jpgOn campus this fall, Danticat says Creole taught her the value of metaphor.
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Stories of Ordinary Latinos
hudes2.jpgQuiara Alegría Hudes ’04 MFA brings Washington Heights to Broadway.
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Blowing Out the Spaces
billie2.jpgBillie Tsien ’71 and her husband, Tod Williams, won the competition to design a new home for the renowned Barnes collection. Now if only the courts will let them build it.
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The Freewheelin' Todd Haynes
07.notthere.32976.jpgWhen Hollywood rejected I’m Not There, his proposed film on Bob Dylan, director Todd Haynes ’85 turned to his longtime producer Christine Vachon ’83
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On the Stage
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Sports - Crew
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Sports - Football
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Three-Point Men
sports2.jpgGuards Mark Mcandrew ’08 and Damon Huffman ’08 are one of the league’s top long-range shooting combinations. The trick now is to win games.
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The Valiant One
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The Watchmaker
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Hard Hitting Research
helmet2.jpgTo study concussions, a study has the Bears wearing $1,000 helmets.
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The Whirlwind
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Merit Badges
Who knew Howard Swearer was an Eagle Scout?
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Travel Advisory
sroat2.jpgEcotourism doesn’t have to be just about nature. 
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The Politics of Detention
brown2.jpgIt took the arrest of her husband to plunge Melissa Brown into Armenian politics. 
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Pied Piper of Science
anderson2.jpgMaking science color-blind one student at a time.
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Days of Wine and Labor
profilewine2.jpgHow to start a vineyard before you even know what you’re doing.
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My Mother’s File
poveye2.jpgA daughter discovers that the FBI kept a dossier on her activist mother.
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A Circle of Gold
povring2.jpgA high school ring serves as a reminder of one man’s conflicting impulses.
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Age and Ethnicity
[Data Points] When do children develop an ethnic identity?
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Tinkering with Titanium
[Data Points] Artificial hips, knees, and shoulders don’t always take as they should.
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Religion
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Parents
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Au Natural
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A Mammoth Mass Extinction
mammoth2.jpgJust over 10,000 years ago, some amazing beasts roamed the planet. Then suddenly they were gone.
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What If It Happened Here?
cas2.jpgThe shootings at Virginia Tech have prompted universities to reexamine their emergency preparedness. How does Brown stack up?
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Civil Actions
phil2.jpgWhen toxic chemicals made a neighborhood’s homes worthless, students volunteered to help.
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Playing God
35.janus.32976.jpgWe're becoming adept at manipulating genes. Is that a good thing?
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Study the Children
25.Buka.32976.jpgBrown joins a groundbreaking nationwide research project on the dangers to children’s health.
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Seed Pods
26.OSIRIS1.32976.jpgChanging what you see when you listen to music.
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Mocha's Hot
boca_to_mocha.jpgAdministators and students agree on one thing, at least.
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Geeks Meet Grunts
43.iraq1.32976.jpgAn usually candid debate about the Iraq War.
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The Long Road to Freedom
20.Qussay1.32976.jpgInterpreting for the U.S. military set one Iraqi on an odyssey that he hopes will end in a graduate program at Brown.
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Fresh Ink
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A Yes Vote
Ironically, Brown has adopted an open curriculum so that students can explore various interests and find their passion (“Exam Time,” Under the Elms, May/June), yet recommends (if not requires) that applicants follow the most demanding college preparatory track possible to improve their chances of admission: four years of English, four math, four science (3 labs), four foreign language, two history, and one academic elective.
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American Choices
I was intrigued by the decision a young woman from the class of 2007 faced: to spend a year with AmeriCorps or be an assistant manager at a Providence bakery.
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Whose Rules?
The Bible was not written just to lay down “rules” or “edicts” to follow, but to reveal to mankind an infinitely loving and compassionate God who desperately wants to help us.
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All Wet
The omission of a dehumidification system in an indoor swimming pool is something Brown should have picked up on when the Smith Swim Center was first being built. 
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Pool Advice
The article on the demise of the Smith Swim Center seemed strangely familiar.
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Defending Starbucks
Alex Frankel ’93 describes Starbucks as an intense, protocol-driven place, focused on quotidian customer experience, with impressive vestiges of coffee consciousness mixed with a dollop of corporate propaganda.
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The Other Injustice
President Ruth Simmons has been doing a great deal to commemorate the history of slavery in Rhode Island (“Since Last Time,” Elms, July/August).
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A Gift To Science
I read with interest the article about Christine Montross ’06 MD, ’07 MMS.
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Game Day
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