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Articles by Ben Kutner (31)

Trinity Rep bewitches audience in intimate performance

February 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The gravity of Trinity Repertory Company’s current staging of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” will stop you dead in your tracks. 

University News

Math and monsters add up in children’s book

February 2, 2011 Comments are Disabled

From the author of “The Pentagram Integrals for Inscribed Polygons” and “Spherical CR Geometry and Dehn Surgery” comes “You Can Count on Monsters,” a colorful picture book featuring 100 math-themed monsters. Professor of Mathematics Richard Schwartz’s first children’s book offers young children a unique math experience.

University News

TWC searches for new director

January 26, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The Third World Center has begun its search for a new director, following a semester under the interim leadership of Associate Protestant University Chaplain Reverend William Mathis.

University News

Donors sponsor students face-to-face through web

November 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

While travelling to Tanzania in 2007, Matt Severson ’11 was struck by a problem: students in many parts of the world cannot afford a basic education. His solution, the School Fund, connects these students with donors who allow them to pursue primary and secondary schooling.

University News

Donors sponsor students face to face through web

November 30, 2010 Comments are Disabled

While travelling to Tanzania in 2007, Matt Severson ’11 was struck by a problem: students in many parts of the world cannot afford a basic education. His solution, the School Fund, connects these students with donors who allow them to pursue primary and secondary schooling.   The School Fund, a non-profit organization which began with a single student in 2008, requires little infrastructure beyond its website, where photos and biographies of students from Tanzania and Haiti are posted

Arts & Culture

BUGS gets campy in ‘Ruddigore’

November 19, 2010 Comments are Disabled

“Ruddigore” is “a parody on melodrama,” far more over-the-top than any other Gilbert and Sullivan show.

Features

‘Boot camp’ to train student infantry

November 2, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Boot camp is coming to Brown — but without the barbed wire and ropes course.

University News

Love Your Body Day raises sex-ed awareness

October 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled

A lack of comprehensive sexual education is one of the greatest challenges facing today’s young people, a feminist activist told Macmillan 117 Wednesday evening as part of a day-long celebration of sexual health.

University News

Number of A’s awarded grows for another year

October 8, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Grades at Brown have never been higher. For the 2009-10 school year, 54.4 percent of grades were A’s, 21.9 percent B’s, 4.1 percent C’s and 16.5 percent were S’s, according to statistics published by the Office of Institutional Research. Only 2.5 percent of grades were recorded as no credit.

University News

Chinese democracy: Xu Wenli speaks out

October 4, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Xu Wenli, a leader of China’s democratic party and a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, conducted a European tour across 14 nations this summer.