Before the April 10 New York City gala for Brown’s 250th anniversary at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, top, alumni mingle under traditional white lanterns in a re-creation of Campus Dance.

Middle, Karen Berlin Ishii ’78, Patti Galluzzi ’82, and Todd Fisher ’87 welcome the Brown Band.

At bottom, Margarette Odette ’08 reads the essay “My Honorary Degree and the Factory Forewoman,” which Edwidge Danticat ’93 MFA wrote for The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill.

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John Maciel