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Articles by Anne Speyer (39)

Arts & Culture

Sedaris talk pretty yesterday

November 11, 2010 0 comments

David Sedaris wants to hear your jokes — the raunchier the better. “Don’t be afraid of a filthy joke,” he told his audience at the Brown Bookstore Wednesday night. “It can’t be too dirty for me.”

The memorial service for Paige Hicks ’11 took place in Manning Chapel.

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Hicks ’11 honored in service

September 17, 2010 0 comments

Friends and family of Paige Hicks ’11 gathered in Manning Chapel on Thursday night to share in a service of thanksgiving for the life of a beloved member of the Brown community.

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From opera to Shakespeare: exploring theatre at Brown this year

August 30, 2010 0 comments

Brown’s on-campus theatre scene can seem like a slew of acronyms — MF, PW, BOP, BUGS, S&B — but they are acronyms worth keeping track of.  It shouldn’t be surprising that a school that can count stars like Laura Linney ’86 and John Krasinski ’01 among its recent alums should be home to such a vibrant, creative theatrical community. Here to ensure that you never miss a show is The Herald’s guide to theatre at Brown.

Pirate King Stetson gets some pirate booty in Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The PIrates of Penzance.”

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BUGS’ ‘Pirates’ is a swashbuckling success

April 9, 2010 0 comments

A Gilbert and Sullivan show, when done right, is pure fluff — a delightfully absurd piece of entertainment that invites the audience to laugh without asking them to think too hard. Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan’s production of “The Pirates of Penzance,” running in Alumnae Hall through Sunday, is Gilbert and Sullivan done right.

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Professors shimmy into spotlight

February 15, 2010 0 comments

There’s something vaguely disconcerting about seeing the professors you know and respect dressed in fancy suits and spangled dresses, whirling around on the dance floor — for the first 10 minutes, you long for the comfort of chalk-dusted blazers and lecture halls.

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Simmons named to Smithsonian council

January 28, 2010 0 comments

President Ruth Simmons has been named to the Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, an advisory board that will oversee the direction and administration of the museum as it prepares to open in 2015, the museum announced Monday.

Higher Ed

ProPo buys 92 BlackBerry phones

November 30, 2009 0 comments

The Providence Police Department plans to issue BlackBerry smart phones to supervisory staff members.

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‘Decrepit’ cable system soon to be on way out

November 30, 2009 0 comments

Cable television on campus may have survived past its expected expiration date, but according to Richard Bova, senior associate dean of residential life and dining services, the system will not last another year.

Higher Ed

Higher Ed Roundup: Tuition increase at UC schools sets off demonstrations

November 24, 2009 0 comments

University of California campuses were rocked by student protests and demonstrations in reaction to last Thursday’s vote by UC regents to approve a system-wide 32 percent tuition hike, CNN reported last week.

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New device makes cell phones a safety device

November 22, 2009 0 comments

Brown students, faculty and staff can now activate their cell phones for use as portable security devices, thanks to the Department of Public Safety’s recent launch of Rave Guardian, a software system designed to protect registered users across campus.