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What You Thought
Readers sound off on the perils of requiring diversity, the life-altering influence of Barrett Hazeltine, and more.
This Is Who We Are
For many Brown undergraduates, a single academic concentration can't contain their intellectual and moral curiosity. A classroom becomes only one place to learn. Here are the stories of eight graduating seniors: where they came from and how they are finding their way, sometimes despite significant obstacles.
Obituaries from the May/June 2016 issue.
Fit Body, Fit Mind
Neuroscientist Allison Brager ’07 brings her love of extreme sport into her scientific research—and vice versa.
Tariq Fancy ’01 provides tablet computers, preloaded with curated free content, to kids who can’t afford books.
As a prouction test pilot, Emily Biss Wilson ’96 flies jumbo jets before they're sent to the airlines who bought them.
Anne Knoche ’78 developed software that allows healthcare providers to diagnose simulated patients before tackling real ones.
Iwo Jima Journal
The World War II foxhole writings of a Navy chaplain showed his desire to help others find peace in the middle of the carnage.
Chicago-based singer, songwriter, and rapper Tink warmed up Spring Weekend crowd for Fetty Wap in April.
Keeping Biology Real
Locked away for more than four decades, all but forgotten in a flooding basement, an academic treasure lives again.
After decades without a "thank you for your service," Vietnam vets get some long overdue attention.
Lending a Hand
After the suicide of Sunil Tripathi ’13, his siblings find some comfort in a mission to save other depressed students.
From the President May/June 2016
How Brown's strategy for global engagement broadcasts its commitment to open inquiry.
From the Ground Up
Elizabeth Hoover ’03 AM, ’10 PhD is revising the ethics of anthropology and strengthening Native communities.
Follow the Money
Sophie Purdom ’16 believes that the best way to combat climate change is by joining business, not opposing it.
The Affable Leader
Anthropology concentrator Niyo Moraza-Keeswood ’16 says that Brown was where he could finally take pride in his identity.
The Snap of Ginger
Entrepreneurs Nico Enriquez '16 and Max Easton '16 juggled school and business to make Farmer Willie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer.
Finding My Place
When Texan Christina Mata '16 spent a year studying in Italy, she learned how to confront her fears.
A brain injury forced Joe Sharkey '16 to give up basketball. It also helped him discover what his real dream might be.
Comp lit concentrator Jacqueline Rice '16 is as comfortable with Virgil as with contemporary Caribbean poetry.
"This Is Going To Be You!"
Physics concentrator Jamelle Watson-Daniels '16 wanted to know why so few women of color study the hard sciences.
A post-season basketball tournament and tackle-free football practices could change Ivy League sports.
Troubled by the Syrian crisis, Brown professors and students head to region to try and help refugees.
Kicking off the Ivy Film Festival, Jodie Foster tells students there's no reason for an aspiring film actor to be a film major.
In a campus talk, the English writer Zadie Smith uses Martin Buber to make sense of Justin Bieber.
De Niro’s Dad
Robert De Niro and director Perri Peltz ’82 tells students why they made a documentary about De Niro's artist father.
Singin' with Kristin
For one night in downtown Providence, Brown voice students were backup singers for actress Kristin Chenoweth.
Dance Director Juli Stranderg takes Rhode Island dancers to work at Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance studio.
A novel about a psychopathic bookseller, a memoir about overcoming paralyzing pain, and a history of American lighthouses.
Marc Wortman ’78 writes a faced-paced narrative about the twisted path toward U.S. involvement in World War II.
Beyond the Court
Longtime Providence Journal columnist Bill Reynolds ’68 chronicles a season with a Providence inner-city high-school team.
When he agreed to star in a Danish TV reality show, Rufus Gifford ’96 took the role of emissary to a new level.
Pamela Tom ’83 wrote, directed, and produced a new documentary about the lead artist on the Disney classic Bambi.
An Unlikely Hope
A new novel by Rachel M. Harper ’94 describes a Providence that few Brunonians get to see.
Emy Tseng ‘87, whose 2013 debut album, Sonho (“dream” in Portuguese), earned widespread praise, is preparing to release her second.
Lot of Laughs
After writing 40 jokes a day for The Tnight Show, Luke Cunningham ’01 quit to write a sitcom.