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No Silver Bullet
David L. Marcus ’82 talks to Dana Goldstein ’06 about her book The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession.
Getting Through College
We all want to see more low-income kids get into college. But who helps them once they're in?
GALS, a school for girls founded by Liz Wolfson ’89 and Nina Safane ’09, aims to empower its students' minds and bodies.
Stop Those Plants!
A U.S. Forest Service ecologist studies one of Alaska's greatest and least-known threats: invasive plant species.
In 1942, Walter Paster ’50 went off to war. His ambition was to return to his hometown to live in peace.
Shirley W. Mayhew ’48 looks back at on sixty years of living in the same house on Martha's Vineyard.
Never a Free Man
University Curator Robert P. Emlen on the life and death of a slave who helped build University Hall.
Art or Craft?
Quiltmaker Sabrina Gschwandtner ’00 makes traditional quilts out of a very unusual material.
New books by alumni and faculty inclues a thriller about a stalker and a road-trip conversation about art and life.
Compser Gabriel Kahane ’03 draws inspiration from craigslist and the streets of the City of Angels.
Teach Our Children Well
A reporter explains why blaming teachers for the failures of our public schools is dead wrong.
A Pulitzer winner on trail for protecting sources, James Risen ’77 takes on the national security state.
Labor of Love
Patricia Lansing ’96 curates The Power of Style: Verdura at 75 on the work of master jeweler Duke Fulco di Verdura.
Tracee Ellis Ross’94 lights up black-ish, a new ABC sitcom about a black family's adjustments to race.
The Art of Dissent
The murders at Charlie Hebdo in France are a reminder that many governments also fear and try to silence political cartoonists.
Making a Splash
The men's water polo team made to the NCAA Championship tourney for the first time since 1990.
During the field hockey team's 9–8 year, Meghan O'Donnell ’15 was one athlete who helped lead the way.
Charlie Enright ’08 and Mark Towill ’11 anchor the youngest team competing in a sailing race across the world’s five oceans.
Art From Lobster Ropes
Artist Orly Genger ’01 constucts a meandering woven sculpture on the Front Green.
Confronting Historic Wrongs
After more than a decade of study and planning, Brown unveils the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice.
In November, President Paxson honored military veterans with a wreath and watched a student join ROTC.
Artists and Teachers
Four working alumni artists returned to List Art Center in the fall to teach aspiring artists how to succeed.
For only the second time ever, Brown has three Rhodes Scholars this year. Who are they?
Deserving To Be Here
Renata Martin ’14 grew up without a green card and any hope of college. Now she's a Brown alumna.
Readers praise the role of athletics and discuss the actions of CIA man John Rizzo ’69.
From the President
President Paxson outlines Brown's plans for giving students real-world experience solving problems.
You know that shirt, dress, or pair of shoes you can't throw out? Take a look: it may be a memoir in disguise.
A Way of Teaching
A Central Falls charter school staffed by more than 20 alums is drawing national recognition.
Saving Central Falls
After a long slide into poverty, once-prosperous Central Falls, Rhode Island, is looking for a comeback.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Joseph Tauro ’53 was the first federal jurist to legalize same-sex marriage. He forced Massachusetts to end its barbaric treatment of developmentally disabled children in state schools. For 40 years he's been making sure government lives up to its responsibilities to treat all people as equals under the law.
Obituaries from the January/February 2015 issue.
Will Bunch ’81 talks beer with the author of The Brewer's Tale: A History of the World According to Beer.
Beer Through the Ages
William Bostwich ’07 looks at what our history of making and selling beer tells us about ourselves.