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July / August 2006
E. Butler Moulton Jr. '39
Richard O. Fleischer '39
Like Water Running Through Granite
A novel of the West and how it shaped those who survived it.
He Swims with the Fishes
Cinematographer Peter Zuccarini shoots whales, sharks, and, yes— Johnny Depp
Developer Steve Glenn ’87 is building prefab houses that he says will make money and still be good for the planet.
Andrew Revkin talks about the North Pole, the difficulties in getting adults to focus on global warming, and how teaching children about it may be our best hope.
Who Stole the Pole?
An environmental journalist writes a global warming adventure tale for kids.
The Big Bang
How to make fireworks the old-fashioned way.
The Underachiever Speaks
Class notes for alums who haven’t cured cancer or acted on Broadway.
Panhandlers in Rwanda teach a recent grad what school costs.
Craig Robinson leaves Northwestern to become head coach of men’s basketball.
Stars of women’s sports talk about athletics, money, and respect.
Brown searches for a provost and finds one right on campus
The Franco-American Divide
The New Yorker’s Adam Gopnik explains why Americans just don’t get the French.
A Cheaper Way to Quit
A new study finds therapy with medication may be the key to sobriety
The Case of the Missing Mies
How do you lose a house? More interesting is how you find one.
One Way to Stop Genocide
Brown divests from companies supporting the Sudanese government, and Providence follows suit. [Elms]
Easy Isn’t Always Right
W. Warren Harper was the father of a poet and the grandfather of a novelist. No wonder that, after he died, they found a way to keep him alive.
Four years of tuition, room, board, and fees: $155,876 Commencement day: Priceless
Let's Make a Game
Scientists are creating games usingvirtual boxers, medieval trolls, and robotic poodles that observe howyou think. What they learn may one day be used to reshape your everydaychoices.
Pride & Joy
Tradition requires that graduates wear caps and gowns. But concealed beneath the uniform are more than 2,000 extraordinary young men & women. Here are portraits of a random few.
Truth and Memory Robert Scholes writes that he commented to William Faulkner that the imaginative reconstruction of events is perhaps closer to the truth than even (or especially) eyewitness accounts (“Mr. Faulkner Comes to Class,” May/June). The comment surely must have resonated with the novelist. The first sentence of Chapter 6 of Faulkner’s Light in August says it all: “Memory believes before knowing remembers.”