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March / April 2003
The Return of Julia da Cruz
She’s the kind of student-teacher every high school dreams of recruiting. But she’s chosen to stay in Providence, her home town, and work at one of the city’s most troubled schools.
As a major league pitcher, Brown dropout Bump Hadley won more games than any other Ivy Leaguer. But he’s best remembered for nearly killing one of baseball’s great catchers.
The Artist of Politics
In December the New York State Supreme Court voided the convictions of the five young men sent to prison for the 1989 rape and beating of a young jogger in Central Park. Among those celebrating was city councilor Bill Perkins ’72.
Books for Kids
Pat Street ’62
The Sole of Protest
How Washington, D.C., became civil-disobedience central.
Giving Voice to Jazz
A debut CD from a confident young vocalist and a trio recording by a pianist who’s used to working alone.
Brazil’s Hardcore Hell
Welcome to a housing project ruled by rival drug gangs, where the children are barely bigger than the weapons they carry.
Wonderful But Not Quick
A men’s basketball scoring record falls after thirty years.
Getting Away from Too Many Almost-Wins
After twenty-three years, can women’s lacrosse be on the verge?
The men’s lacrosse team is driven—and raw.
Growing lettuce and carrots—one cell at a time.
The Political Romantic
Cynical about politics? A student finds an ancient cure: a great candidate.
When it comes to money, the University really prefers bulls
Their Big Fat Greek Parties
Looking at sororities look over new rushees looking at them
The Director’s Studio
A great filmmaker discusses the link between his art and his life
The Doctor and the Mouse
Is it possible to teach future doctors online?
Skip the Doorman
How to succeed in business by really really trying
A former Israeli prime minister addresses the war against terror
Brown Always Came First
David J. Zucconi ’55, former executive director of the Sports Foundation, loses his final match—against cancer
Rapping in Palindromes
Q&A: Rapper MC Paul Barman ’97 takes toilet talk to a new level.
What Do Kids Really Want?
A Web site with tips on crushes, sibling rivalry, and surviving middle school.
Unmarriage, Best of 2002
A building is demolished, but its character lives on.
A Man’s World No More: Phyllis Papani Godwin ’48
Flunking husband 101, but beating Home Depot.
Co-opted into Government: Dorothy Njeuma ’66
Bringing higher education to an African homeland.
From the Gridiron to the Pits: George Pyne ’89
Where the Ivy League meets NASCAR.
The Will to Lead
Farewell: Marvin Bower ’25
A Class Act
Farewell: Victoria Santopietro Lederberg ’59, ’66 Ph.D.
The CEO of Freedom
Farewell: Archie williams ’56
Farewell: John K. McIntyre ’39
The Dope on Hash
From the January 1932 BAM
Beating the Odds is Only Half of It
When an accident damaged Peter Wegner’s brain, he was told he’d never be normal again
In the News
Alumni in the Headlines
Fraternity Paddles Banned!
From the November 1937 BAM
New from Brown Authors
Since Last Time