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Ruth’s Legacy

May 24, 2012 0 comments

As Ruth Simmons prepares to step down as president, she leaves behind an increasingly globalized University in a stronger financial position with a greater emphasis than at any time in its history on research and the hard sciences. Her students have elevated her to cult status.

Arts & Culture

Gambino only glitch in strong lineup

April 23, 2012 0 comments

On a very summery Main Green, Spring Weekend laid forth its mottled bounty. Friday’s concert, featuring What Cheer? Brigade, Sepalcure and Childish Gambino, was characterized by tough crowds straining to catch a glimpse of Gambino’s altogether bland performance. But Saturday’s musicians – Twin Shadow, the Walkmen, Cam’ron and the Glitch Mob – put on a raucous, memorable show.

University News

True to tradition, BSA site crashes

April 5, 2012 0 comments

For the third year in a row, malicious outside activity may have caused the massive failure of the Brown Marketplace as students attempted to purchase Spring Weekend tickets yesterday, said Mike Caron ’12, director of the Brown Student Agencies management team. The Brown Concert Agency made tickets available at 8 a.m., but only around 40 students successfully completed their purchases before the agency decided to end sales at 8:45 a.m., said BCA Co-Chair Sandy Ryza ’12. Students will still be able to purchase tickets today and tomorrow.

University News

Reactions to BCA lineup mixed

April 2, 2012 0 comments

Student response to the Spring Weekend lineup has been mixed. Many students have complained that they are not familiar with the performers, while some who know the bands have expressed enthusiasm.

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Rock group added to BCA spring lineup

April 2, 2012 0 comments

The Brown Concert Agency announced a surprise addition to the Spring Weekend lineup on their website last night. Rock group the Walkmen will play Saturday night of Spring Weekend in between rapper Cam’ron and electronic outfit the Glitch Mob, according to BCA Co-Chair Gillian Brassil ’12. 

Arts & Culture

Mythic plays leave audiences spellbound

March 22, 2012 0 comments

The Techno-Mythologies Project – two plays written and directed by Ioana Jucan ’11 GS and Robert Snyderman GS – is overwhelmingly dense with meaning. To break through the plays’ idiosyncrasies and begin to comprehend what Jucan and Snyderman are trying to evoke, you might want to do a little pre-play research.

University News

BCA announces Spring Weekend lineup

March 21, 2012 0 comments

In response to student demand for up-tempo electronic artists, the Brown Concert Agency announced a Spring Weekend lineup heavy on dance music today. Providence brass band What Cheer? Brigade and understated electronic duo Sepalcure will join Childish Gambino at the Friday performance April 20, while new wave synth outfit Twin Shadow and hip-hop golden child Cam’ron will open for the Glitch Mob Saturday.

Arts & Culture

Festival features persecuted writers

March 16, 2012 0 comments

Art as Sin, the International Writers Project’s annual cultural festival, is packed with big names from Iranian cinema, literature and poetry in honor of the Iranian heritage of 2011-12 project fellow poet Pegah Ahmadi. 

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Dual Degree show indulges disarray

March 2, 2012 0 comments

If Basket|Case is anything like the Brown-RISD Dual Degree Program, it calls into question the sanity of whomever thought allowing students to earn degrees from both schools at the same time was a good idea. 

University News

Proposal for civil rights library under advisement

February 23, 2012 0 comments

Though Provost Mark Schlissel P’15 declined a proposal Monday to fund an on-campus Civil Rights Library for Racial Justice, he gave the project’s supporters a “detailed message of how to move forward,” said Geoffrey Eaton, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Mid-Manhattan branch and a supporter of the project.