Commencement Magazine 2017

Bursting the bubble

Bursting the bubble

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True to the freethinking and amorphous spirit that distinguishes Brown’s academic atmosphere from others, no two Brown experiences are the same.

In the wake of November 8

In the wake of November 8

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Election Day started quietly on College Hill, and few if any students felt the need to worry.

Trying togetherness

Trying togetherness

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If the term community implies shared characteristics, values or behaviors, speaking of “the Brown community” may be an exercise more fraught than ever.

Vicky Ding: Baby shoes

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Vicky Ding: Baby shoes

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Inspired by the mother of the protagonist Sam in “Transformers 2,” my dad proudly paraded through Keeney on orientation day with my baby shoes.

Syed Ejaz Husain ’86 MD’90 and Andy Lazris ’86 in their freshman dorm, Everett Hall, in 1982.

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Fatima Husain: The changing of the generations

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Making your way to the top of College Hill is not always easy.

Nikhil Kumar: Atlas

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Nikhil Kumar: Atlas

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In high school, I started a Tumblr account with the username, “peoplecartographer.” I titled the blog “Atlas.”

Syed Ejaz Husain ’86 MD’90 and Andy Lazris ’86 in their freshman dorm, Everett Hall, in 1982.

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David Lazris: Brown in a quarter century

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In 1982, an incoming freshman from New Jersey met his roommate, an international student from Pakistan.

Daniel Murage: A friend and a book

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Daniel Murage: A friend and a book

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I have often been asked what my favorite book is or asked friends what their favorite books are.

Taneil Ruffin: Homesickness

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Taneil Ruffin: Homesickness

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Homesickness has plagued me for longer than I would like to admit.

Jia-hong Sun: You Are A Little Self-Conscious

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Jia-hong Sun: You Are A Little Self-Conscious

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You bend down to tie your laces. You think the shoes are funny-looking. They are made of cowhide, and you have never worn ones like these before.