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January / February 2004
In the News
Alumni in the headlines
Where does it hurt? Just ask the diagnostic doll.
The latest in campus research.
New from Brown authors
Looking Back: The short, happy life of Brown’s first flying club.
In the Crossfire: Jeff Nussbaum ’97
The first trick to writing for James Carville is to tick him off, says Jeff Nussbaum, who coauthored Carville’s Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back (Simon & Schuster).
Life in Revolution: Jack Corcoran ’53
He never intended to become a missionary, but after the navy it seemed right.
A Statesman of Oncology
Farewell: Paul Calabresi
The Tides of Change
Farewell: Rosemary Pierrel Sorrentino ’53 Ph.D.
Is Anybody Out There?
The fleet of spacecraft descending on Mars this winter represents the biggest and most-determined effort yet to look for life beyond Earth. Guess who’s leading the way.
Brave New Kids
A primer for parents who are better at giving advice than following it themselves.
Fear and Loathing in Rhode Island
Jincy Willett ’78, ’81 A.M. writes with a pen as sharp as a razor.
An Apology For Art
Arnold Weinstein is at it again.
Selling the Bowl That Burps
How Tupperware parties really set women free.
The Learning Tree
What the death of a single elm can tell us about who we are.
Breaking the Heps Hex
Men’s cross-country wins its first-ever Ivy championship.
Fun and Games
Back atop the Ivies, the men’s soccer team makes a disappointing first-round exit from the NCAA tourney.
A granddaughter discovers just how much her grandmother really knows.
A student at sea discovers new bearings for his life in the classroom.
Getting women to stop ignoring their own general health.
For this father-daughter marathon team, the miles were the easy part.
Prisoners of the Pen
A reminder that words in some countries can still be dangerous.
60 Seconds With
Presidential intern Allen Feliz ’03
Is need-blind changing the calculus of financial aid?
Spike Lee blasts young people for getting hooked on cultural opium.
Person on the Case
A student who wants to transform girls from bystanders to participants.
A Green Light on Guns
President Simmons approves the arming of campus police.