Elise is an Arts & Culture editor. She is a sophomore from Mill Valley, California, and while currently undecided, could see herself concentrating in English, History, Visual Art, or maybe something completely different. Elise can usually be found at one of Providence's many coffee shops enjoying a vanilla latte, or at her desk debating whether to read, write, paint, or watch her favorite episode of Grey's Anatomy or Gilmore Girls again.

Articles by Elise Ryan (42)

How is Brown investing in sustainability?

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How is Brown investing in sustainability?

May 24, 2019 0 comments

This month, campus discussion surrounding ethical investment took center stage following a motion to replace the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, the University body that considers “moral responsibility in … investment policies,” The Herald previously reported.

Following Sofi Tukker: A journey from College Hill to Coachella

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Following Sofi Tukker: A journey from College Hill to Coachella

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Earlier this month, while students eagerly awaited the arrival of Spring Weekend’s rising stars, Sophie Hawley-Weld ’14 and Tucker Halpern ’14 brightened a different, grander arena: Coachella’s Mojave stage.

The advanced screening was bookended by Q&As with Simkin, who discussed the film’s look into Bundy’s manipulatively charming personality.

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Biopic examines Ted Bundy from new angle

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” investigates the character of serial killer Ted Bundy  as well as the “vulnerability of humans,” according to Producer Michael Simkin.

The Jabberwocks, founded in 1949, are the University’s oldest a cappella group. The group hopes to increase inclusivity through measures like making the audition process gender inclusive and adjusting its uniform.

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Jabberwocks to accept all genders, all voices

April 10, 2019 0 comments

The Jabberwocks, the University’s oldest a cappella group, will begin accepting singers of all genders and all voices beginning fall 2019.

Author Meg Wolitzer ’81 read from her most recent book, “The Female Persuasion,” at an event held in the First Unitarian Church. She spoke about the transformation both her career and the literary world have witnessed alongside changing technology and social movements.

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Wolitzer ’81 reflects on writing as craft, practice

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Meg Wolitzer ’81 discussed the evolution of her decades-long career as a novelist at an event hosted by the Providence Athenaeum that filled the olive-green pews of First Unitarian Church Friday, March 22.

Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

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Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

March 22, 2019 0 comments

As Hollywood embraces social change through movements like Time’s Up, those same shifting tides will bring young, diverse and empowering stars to the University’s campus as part of the annual Ivy Film Festival Apr. 8-14.

Ratty begins offering plant-based milks

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Ratty begins offering plant-based milks

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Wednesday afternoon, the Sharpe Refectory will begin offering a line of locally produced plant-based milks.

The documentary, “Period. End of Sentence.” directed by Rayka Zehtabchi, opens dialogue around stigma of menstruation in Hapur district, India. It follows the installation of a low-cost sanitary pad manufacturing machine in the district, providing 600 pads per day.

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University student’s documentary short wins Oscar

February 25, 2019 0 comments

In just twenty-five minutes, the student-produced Oscar-winning short documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” draws attention to a global problem — the lack of access to supplies for and education about menstruation.

Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

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Silverman ’22 wins Oscar for documentary short

February 25, 2019 0 comments

“Period. End of Sentence.,” executive co-produced by Charlotte Silverman ’22, won the award for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 91st Academy Awards last night. In addition to Silverman, multiple alums and a professor were nominated for Oscars.

“End Game,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018, focuses on the decisions made by families and patients of palliative care. The film has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

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Alum co-produces Oscar nom ‘End Game’

February 22, 2019 0 comments

Oscar-nominated “End Game” is a film about love, family, healing and grief, featuring some of the hardest conversations many face in their lives — conversations about end-of-life care for gravely ill loved ones.

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