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September / October 2004
Since Last Time
In the News
In Boston That Night
A long-ago debate and the young musician who entertained the crowd.
Orphans No More
Robert Rosen ’65: Diagnosed with a rare blood disease, a businessman makes an eye-opening discovery.
Watch Your Language
Kathleen Mellor ’89: The country’s best teacher divulges the secrets of her success.
Love, Sweet Love
Warren Brown ’93: What the world needs now is more bakers and fewer lawyers.
The Team That Thinks It Can
For the past two seasons the football team has been plagued by slow starts. What about this year?
For the Love of Joe
A team of soccer alumni gets back on the field in memory of legendary trainer Joe Castro.
Found in Translation
An anthropologist, a writer, and their two children move to India and discover a culture of beauty and contradiction. What surprises them, though, is what India has to teach them about the culture they left behind.
A Modest Proposal
Where are the scholars willing to embrace such old-fashioned ideas as community, commitment, and service? A graduate student asks whether she and her peers have lost their ability to address the problems of the wider world.
What They Did
Up and Running
We’re living longer, but our numbers and weight may undo those gains.
What We Will Do for Luck
Which is more dangerous, the fourth floor or the thirteenth?
After fourteen years as athletic director, Dave Roach is taking over the athletic department at Colgate.
Anything Was Possible
Frank Newman ’47
What did students do this summer? Here’s what they told the BAM
Marketing TWTP to all freshmen yields a single white applicant
The White House recognizes two young researchers as among the best
Are prisons providing a breeding ground for hepatitis B?
Two longtime Thayer Street merchants call it quits
What’s That on the Carpet?
A new study is trying to find out whether pollutants inside your house may be a factor in breast cancer
Moneyball on Steroids
Jerry Daniels is taking the hunches out of America’s favorite pastime
Now that federal regulators have ruled against a Brown graduate-student union, teaching assistants ponder their next move
Getting the lowdown on knee and hip pain, and the doctors who treat them.
Is There a Doctor on the Set?
Beautifying the world one bottom at a time.
Want to get kids off the streets? Get them into a string quartet
The Brainy Bunch
A documentary looks behind the scenes at tournament Scrabble.
Darth Venter’s Challenge
Egos vs. science in the war to map the human genome.
He’s a Guy with a Match
Director Chris Smith ’85 is bringing new sparks to San Francisco’s fabled Magic Theatre.
Artist of the Heart
Medical School professor Richard Hopkins is a Zen master of surgery. He performs 175 heart operations a year, a third of them on children, and designs heart valves made of human tissue. His goal: a longer and better life for all.