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Articles by Brielle Friedman (17)

University News

Lit arts gives voice to oppressed poet

November 13, 2011 0 comments

Iranian poet Pegah Ahmadi spent six years under censorship in her native Iran before fleeing that country’s post-election turmoil in 2009. Now, she is the latest fellow of the International Writers Project, a program run by the Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies that grants a year-long fellowship and safe haven to persecuted artists.


For some, Halloween tricks and treats never get stale

October 30, 2011 0 comments

Toting grinning plastic jack-o-lanterns, plastic bags and empty pillowcases, Disney princesses, Harry Potters and Buzz Lightyears will venture into the streets tonight in search of sugary treats.

Higher Ed

All-male Deep Springs college to go co-ed

September 30, 2011 0 comments

Deep Springs College, a nontraditional liberal arts college with a 26-member all-male student body, announced Sept. 17 that it would accept female students for the first time as early as summer 2013. Founded in 1917, Deep Springs is one of the last remaining all-male institutions of higher education.

University News

Profs, students launch clinic in Honduras

September 9, 2011 0 comments

After more than three years of planning and preparation, the 500 residents of the town of Guachipilincito, Honduras, gathered in July for the opening of the first health clinic in the community. The clinic staff, alongside Alpert Medical School professors and volunteers, served lunch to each member of the town between medical appointments.


Mailroom catches up with package backlog

February 24, 2011 0 comments

Tasting a warm pistachio muffin from the Blue Room, shopping for that perfect fourth class, running into everyone you know in the Sharpe Refectory — these are a few of the nice things about returning to campus for spring semester. Waiting in line in the mailroom for 25 minutes to pick up a box of textbooks is not one of them.


Bars vie to fill Fish Co. void

February 23, 2011 0 comments

Olives on North Main St. — Brielle Friedman It is 10 minutes to midnight and Olives, one of the newest hotspots for Wednesday night partygoers, is in full swing. Students are crowded by the bar sipping beers, flirting and scoping out the already sweaty dancers shaking their stuff on the jam-packed floor. The lyrics to “Put Your Hands Up” by Fatman Scoop stream through the speakers.


Students petition new study abroad programs

February 17, 2011 0 comments

It has been over a year since Alex Wilpon ’10 spent her junior spring studying abroad in Prague, but her desktop background is still a photograph of the city. “I have pictures of Prague all over my room. I’m homesick for Prague all the time. I know everyone doesn’t have a great experience abroad, but I certainly did,” she said.

University News

Academic freedom a plus for Brits

January 31, 2011 0 comments

Undergraduate applications to Brown from citizens of the United Kingdom have risen nearly 40 percent in the past two years, almost twice the rate of increase in total applications to the University.

Arts & Culture

New BTV series transforms College Hill into ‘Mt. Olympus’

April 26, 2010 0 comments

“Mt. Olympus,” the new Brown Television series that follows the 12 Olympian gods as they encounter college life for the first time and try to regain their lost powers, aired its pilot episode Wednesday.


Eating local, from farms to College Hill

April 21, 2010 0 comments

The Sharpe Refectory is crowded with students who are still hungover from the previous night’s activities. Some watch Jose as he flips and spins ID cards through the air.

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