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Campus gears up for a wet, yet wild, Spring Weekend

April 19, 2007 0 comments

Campus flowers may be merely buds, but as Friday night’s Roots concert draws near, preparations for Spring Weekend are in full bloom. Despite the dreary weather, the Brown Concert Agency has decided to hold The Flaming Lips’ Saturday concert on the Main Green.

Inside Rhode Island’s crisis pregnancy centers

March 16, 2007 0 comments

Crisis pregnancy centers, or CPCs, now outnumber abortion clinics in the United States, according to an article published in Time magazine last month. The centers support women during pregnancy, often providing pre- and post-abortion counseling. But critics say they use emotional pressure and misinformation to steer women away from abortion.

Joe and the Pony Express deliver more than mail

March 16, 2007 0 comments

During a single, paint-splattered evening, an enthusiastic group of musicians, designers and volunteers sacrificed the luxury of sleep and built the Technicolor stage now residing in a corner of Production Workshop’s downstairs space.

Mission of Burma joins Spring Weekend lineup

March 13, 2007 0 comments

Alternative rock band Mission of Burma has been added to the Spring Weekend lineup, the Brown Concert Agency announced last night.

Dance concert showcases diversity of movement at Brown

March 4, 2007 0 comments

With groups drawing from sources as diverse as Oscar Wilde, haiku, urban street culture and Bollywood, Ashamu Dance Studio was enlivened by a wide range of dance styles and rhythms at the Fall Dance Concert last night.

Catching up with the Pembroke Center

February 26, 2007 0 comments

From their perch on the top floor of Alumnae Hall, employees at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women have a perfect view of the former all-women’s campus.

Custer ’08 drops new rap album today

February 16, 2007 0 comments

When coping with the chaos of modern life, some people take weekly yoga classes or unwind with an hour of “American Idol.” Others, like Charlie Custer ’08, spin their frustration into original rap music. Custer, known as “Sun Zoo” to his fans, said he has been writing and recording rap songs for nearly a decade.

Roots, Flaming Lips to headline Spring Weekend

February 14, 2007 0 comments

Hip-hop group The Roots and indie rockers The Flaming Lips will headline the two Spring Weekend concerts this year, the Brown Concert Agency will announce today.

Composer Curran ’60 discusses his life in the avant-garde

February 5, 2007 0 comments

Ship horns bellowed throughout the Orwig Music Building last Friday afternoon as experimental composer Alvin Curran ’60 played sound clips during his talk on “Music Outside the Concert Halls.” The lecture was part of the Department of Music’s ongoing “Music, Culture and Technology” speaker series, and Curran used a bevy of audio samples to depict a life lived in music’s avant-garde.

Grant for Women Writers Project sparks nationwide seminar series

January 29, 2007 0 comments

The speeches of Elizabeth I and a book on the “art of midwifery” are among the works of early women’s literature that the Brown University Women Writers Project has worked for nearly two decades to make more accessible through transcription into digital text.

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