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Reader comments from the last two months.
Obituaries from the November/December 2015 issue.
From Seed to Skin
Ana Lyman ’04 produces sustainable, socially conscious cosmetics by controlling production "from seed to skin."
Faith and Acceptance
To Jasmine Beach-Ferrara ’98, even after the Supreme Court's approval of same-sex marriage, "The fight has barely begun."
A Civic Duty
Pulitzer-winning newspaper editor Peter Kovacs ’78 wants to make sure investigative journalism survives tough times.
The Grand Tour
Popular YouTube tour guide Dennis Callan ’67 offers advice to readers considering a trip to Europe.
A Johnson Visit
On campus 50 years ago for Brown's 200th anniversary, President Johnson started the National Endowment for the Humanaties.
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An All-Time Great
Brown women's soccer legend Phil Pincince ends his coaching career after 39 seasons and 12 Ivy League championships.
Thanks to a former Hasbro chairman's $12.5 million gift, Brown will start an institute dedicated to improving children’s health.
Rowing to U.S Gold
Tessa Gobbo ’13 helped the U.S. win the World Rowing Championships in the U.S. women's 8 boat.
How do you say good-bye to the urban studies department's former home before it's demolished? With graffiti, of course.
Messed Up World
A tireless Jane Goodall arrives at Brown and inspires students with a message of environmental sustainability.
Profile in Courage
Davis Guggenheim ’86 screens his powerful new documentary about Nobel Peace Prize–winner Malala Yousafzai.
New York Times columnist Charles Blow tells students how to fight systematic bias by remembering history.
Fear of Failing
Computer industry giant Michael Dell tells students how to be a success—even though he dropped out of college to become one.
Another Call to Action
At Opening Convocation, President Paxson and Professor of African Studies Tricia Rose addressed U.S. racial issues.
A look at statistics behind the class of 2019 shows that 12 percent of its members are the first in their families to go to college.
The Country's Reflection
National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg looks back on 47 years of covering the Supreme Court.
Stamps of Approval
Before Al Hirschfeld stepped in, postage stamps had no personality. Then they paid tribute to laughter.
From the President November/December 2015
After searching for a name for Brown's new fund-raising campaign, President Paxson chose BrownTogether. Here's why.
A World in Turmoil
Before the rise of the the U.S. State Department got so big, diplomacy could be a more personal affair.
Same Time Next Year?
Four members of the class of 1955 vowed to stay friends forever. Now that friendship has lasted for 60 years.
Working As One
With BrownTogether, the $3 billion comprehensive fund-raising campaign the University kicked off in February, Brown will raise twice as much money as it ever has before. How that money will be spent reveals a great deal about how Brown sees itself now and well into the future.
New books include a Washington novel by Thomas Mallon ’73, a biography of Lou Reed, and a look at the modern mind.
Film executive Todd Hoffman ’89 is betting on movies that may lack special effects but are built on strong stories and characters.
A Mug in the Morning
Susan Cheever ’65 looks at U.S. history and finds a lot of booze, from the Pilgrims to Richard Nixon.
A Generous Spirit
Tucker Nichols ’93 always wanted to be an artist. Now he's illustrated This Bridge Will Not Be Gray, Dave Eggars new kids book.
Life in a Mill Town
Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage ’86, will begin a run at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., in January.
A debut novel by Alexandra Kleeman ’07, weaves together beauty standards, female friendship, and suburban life.
An Epic Tale
In the Heart of the Sea, the survival adventure by Nathaniel Philbrick ‘78 comes to the big screen.
Back to Basics
For Oscar-winning special effects wizard Scott Anderson ’86, blockbusters are not enough.