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November / December 2003
Bobby Goes Home
Before running for governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal ’92 had been a candidate in exactly one election: for alumni trustee. Still, if his career so far is any indication, he’s a novice with a bright political future.
Take Me Hostage. Please.
Muslim comic Tissa Hami ’95 talks back.
An antimilitary reporter is sent to West Point and changes his mind.
The O.C., Buddy Cianci
Q&A: Reaching Past the Art-House Crowd
Liz Garbus ’92 talks about filming teenage girls in trouble with the law.
The Forgotten Voyage
Nathaniel Philbrick ’78 brings to life yet another neglected sea saga.
Terry Horton ’83 has been a physician to drug addicts for more than a decade. Now, as the medical director of the country’s largest drug-treatment program, he’s trying to find hopeful solutions to one of society’s most hopeless problems.
From the Stones Beneath the Sea
Visiting Senior Fellow Xu Wenli arrived at Brown last December after spending sixteen years in Chinese prisons for advocating democracy. Now he must adjust to living in one
In the News
Alumni in the Headlines
Looking Back: The Human Touch
What makes an organ great is the musicians who play it.
Beyond Heartbreak: Amy Sohn ’95
A well-known sex columnist gets married and keeps writing.
Marathon Man: Jon Arnow ’78
Nearly paralyzed by an accident, he found new ways to compete.
This Is My Country, This Is My Fight, Too: Justine Tyrrell Priestley ’43
One woman’s battle against prejudice of all kinds.
Dreaming of Athens
Coaches have always seen the athletic ability in swimmer Liz Daniels. Now they see the mental toughness to win big.
Women’s basketball is facing an Ivy dogfight.
How’s My Driving?
Brown and RISD join forces to shuttle students around
Moving in, Folks
Why do more blacks than whites live with extended family?
Business As Usual?
No, agreed panelists at a conference on global corporate governance
Brown revises its nonacademic disciplinary code
Carol Moseley Braun
Biowarfare Hits the Dorms
Thousands of infected computers wreak havoc on campus
60 Seconds With...
Political Science professor Jennifer Lawless
A Real Independent Man
The problem, says Gorbachev, “is not too much democracy, but too little”
In Search of the Smoking Gun
The president gets a front-row seat to a Rhode Island political drama
All That They Can Be
The war on terror draws more students to ROTC
Since Last Time
On Their Merits Alone
Brown’s first need-blind class enters a university with fresh ambition and a lot of money to raise
The Wave Maker
Before PowerPoint there was brass and wood
In Okinawa Last Summer
Are contradictions something to be overcome—or celebrated?
How to Grow Up
Balancing social conformity with radical independence.
Rapture on the Water
Fishing was a way for one Korean family to ease into American life.
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