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March / April 2004
Who’s up and who’s down
In The News
Alumni making headlines
The Best Thing Since …What?
From the April 1937 BAM
At the Old Ball Game: Eric Nadel ’72
Even after twenty-five years of calling plays for the Texas Rangers, the job still makes him smile.
Layers of the Past
Uncovering—literally—the history of a building.
New books by alumni authors
Art by the Ton
A Roy Lichtenstein comes to campus
Climate change is good for some, bad for others.
Always a Smile, Always in Control
Farewell: Samuel M. Nabrit ’32 PhD
Once Upon a Time in America: June Suzuki Kawamura ’46
How one family went from national security threat to California state government.
A Cop with a Six-Pack: Karen DeLucia Pinch ’88
Meet the fittest female state trooper in the United States.
In which our correspondent provides an irreverent account of his life as a Rhodes Scholar.
Good-Bye to All That
When the old Sarah Doyle House was demolished last year to make way for the $94 million life sciences center, few people noticed. But invisible among the rubble was something that gave meaning to all that wood and brick.
No Trench Coat Required
As a private eye, Amy Gray ’97 exposed crooks and evaluated potential husbands
No More Killing Fields
How genocide shaped the twentieth century.
Anything for a Laugh
Screenwriter John Hamburg ’92 and actor Ben Stiller are keeping the box office busy.
Me and Mel Brooks
Jed Spingarn ’85'
The Good Angel
Edwidge Danticat examines the contradictions inherent in love and guilt.
They came from the heart of the country four years ago, and they’ve been winning the hearts of Brown baseball fans ever since.
The latest in research on campus
What’s it like to party with a Nobel laureate?
An impulsive offer reaps unexpected rewards.
Facing graduation, a student looks ambivalently at how far she’s come.
The most comprehensive study yet on how the dying are treated
Reviewing the reviewers at the <i>New York Times</i>
Not your parents’ Hillel.
The affirmative-action debate misses the point.
60 Seconds With...
Barbara Roberts, Clinical Assistant Professor
Rowing in Step
Brown's most consistently successful team is led by a pair of coaches who are also husband and wife. How do they do it?
The Woman Who Knew Too Much
Jesselyn Brown Radack ’92 was a triple concentrator at Brown, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a graduate of Yale Law School, and a well-respected lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice. So why can’t she find a job?
Nesting in Razor Wire
C.D. Wright’s latest poems were born inside Louisiana’s prisons.