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November / December 2004
Raising the Stakes
In the News
Life-changing events, from Pearl Harbor to lab accidents to parietals.
Robert Krochmal ’93: Mom and Dad were right all along.
Tackling the high, high costs of a national ballet company.
Three Faces of Jazz
A trio of CDs finds roots in chamber music and on the streets of New Orleans.
Speak up, Memory!
A doctor looks at Alzheimer’s through the lens of a novel.
The Da Vinci Code with Good Writing
A mystery in which a boy who suspects he’s odd and a girl who thinks she’s shaped like a lima bean go searching for a missing Vermeer.
Heeb may be in your face, but editors Josh Neuman ’94 and Shana Liebman ’96 are reaching young urban Jews the ADL has given up on.
A Teacher’s Gift
Kermit S. Champa
Bernard H. Porter ’33 ScM
CNN Never Had a Chance
A Titanic Obsession
Peter Rona ’56: Searching for a creature that became extinct 50 million years ago. Or did it?
A Brown junior organizes local teens to paint a portrait of Providence.
Telling it with Feeling
When John Hope Franklin talks race, students listen.
How Do You Spell Relief?
A surprising way to avoid over-medicating nurses.
Why He Ran
Annoyed, Nader explains his commitment to swimming upstream.
Dustin Hoffman talks about family, work, and being a failure.
"I Think They Like You"
A former presidential candidate shows he can still rouse a crowd.
Getting Hire Returns
With the largest faculty ever, the new dean takes a long view.
What it takes to win a $100,000 scholarship.
The Freshman 1,434
They come from all over, they study in silence, and they’re night owls.
Passion in the Stands
When it comes to team loyalty, no one beats Bob Blackburn and Bill Corrigan.
One Last Shot
Jimmy Pedro ’94 went to the Athens Olympics yearning for redemption.
Was Freud Right?
After decades of theories, doctors still don't know what causes depression
Encounters with two famous young men and the myths they left behind.
Why liquor baron Sidney Frank ’42 ponied up $100 million to make sure low-income students can afford Brown.
My Secret Life
In the wee hours after the partying and the studying are over, campus becomes a haven for night owls, insomniacs, and early risers.
The Plague That Won’t Go Away
In 1918, influenza killed as many as 100 million people. John M. Barry ’68 believes another such outbreak is inevitable and the death count could be even higher unless we take steps now to prevent it.