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Tradition, Selfies, & Tweets
At Commencement students swamped social media with record numbers of selfies and tweets.
A Hard-Nosed Diplomat
In 1979 the AP called William H. Sullivan '43 "one of the most sucessful and controversial" diplomats of his generation.
The granddaughter of slaves, teacher Beatrice Coleman '25 died on April 3, just 17 days short of her 110th birthday.
A Building's Identity
In a possible landmark court case, Natalie Prosin ’07 MPP is one of the lawyers arguing that animals are entitled to “personhood.”
You Are What You Eat
Why are so many food producers clamoring to get Max Goldberg ’92 to mention them on his blog, LivingMaxWell.com?
For dad Doug Donaldson ’85, signing up to become sports coach is the easy part. Actual coaching is harder than it looks.
If Only Dad Had Known
No one told Phyllis Godwin ’48 that turning a one-shop business into a $150 million juggernaut wasn’t women’s work. Not that it would have mattered.
A listing of Brown alums who finished this year's historic and triumphant Boston Marathon.
A 1928 vinyl record answers the pressing question: what did the Brown Band sound like in 1927?
From the President
With 1,379 PhD students across 48 programs, the Graduate School keeps getting stronger and stronger.
A writer discovers the liberating world of steampunk, where fashion meets art and self-expresssion.
A New Order
Ira Magaziner ’69, the chief architect of the New Curriculum, tells the inside story of how it came to change the University forever.
Alum Governors Speak Out
A panel of alumni governors—and one rejected applicant—wonders: are states leading the way to bipartisanship?
A Virtual Education
Will technology permanently change the way college students learn? Will campuses become obsolete?
Jim Yong Kim’82, the president of the World Bank, has a modest goal. He is trying to change the world.
Common Sense Regulator
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez ’83, the son of Dominican immigrants, discusses his life and beliefs.
Grab the Arc of History
How do you celebrate a 250th birthday? With fireworks, VIPs, cheering students, and a 650-pound birthday cake.
Politics of Pluralism
On a campus visit, the Aga Khan warned against religious fragmentation and urged a return to pluralism.
Science and Faith
Biologist Kenneth Miller ’70 receives a major Roman Catholic award from Notre Dame for his work debunking creationism.
Maya Finoh ’17 and Eugenia Lulo ’16 create two new magazines, one focusing on racial identity and one featuring travel stories.
250th in NYC
Brown took its 250th anniversary celebration on the road to New York City's Lincoln Center in April.
Students vs. Climate Change
When President Paxson urged students to get involved combating climate change, many rose to the challenge.
New books from alumni and faculty include a novel of abducted schoolgirls, a history of ping-pong, and the online lives of teens.
American Roots Music
Randall Poster ’84 is a music supervisor for Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese. Why is his new CD a collection of Civil War songs?
In her new CD, Mary Chapin Carpenter ’81 has dresses up some of her old songs with new orchestral arrangements.
Playing with Fire
Do you like to grill? Paula Marcoux ’82 takes outdoor cooking to the next step, using fire pits and Middle Eastern bread ovens.
In a new Showtime series, a news producer lines up top journalists and media celebrities for a humanized look at a contentious issue.
Singer-songwriter Jocie Adams ’08 leaves The Low Anthem and fronts a new band called Arc Iris.
Brown Sports Wrap-Up
A Guide to Baseball Stats
New York Yankees operations analyst David Grabiner ’05, ’08 ScM tells you which stats to follow and which to ignore.
Thanks to team members like Rebecca Freedman ’14, gymnastics won the Ivy Classic again this year.
The Quantitative Fan
As an analyst for the NY Yankees, David Grabiner ’05, ’08 ScM hopes his computer skills will win him a World Series ring.