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Articles by Irene Chen (28)

Columns, Commencement 2009

I was graduated from Brown

May 21, 2009 0 comments

Before I started writing this column, I looked up quotations about saying goodbye. They were all cheesy one-liners about not really leaving, just sort of saying goodbye before paths would cross again. I asked friends for their thoughts on graduating from Brown. But I have to give credit here to […]

At the John Hay Library, a mystery is unearthed

December 6, 2007 0 comments

Two summers ago, Reem Yusuf ’09, an archeology concentrator, participated in a dig in Palestine along the West Bank. But her latest discovery was unearthed right on campus.

IR concentration changes on tap for spring

November 19, 2007 0 comments

International relations, one of the largest concentrations at Brown, has begun the process of re-evaluating its advising and curriculum.

Students struggle to keep up with the rising cost of college

November 16, 2007 0 comments

Last year, Julie Pridham ’10 took out an outside loan to cover the $41,700 cost of attending Brown. For economic reasons, Pridham had to ask her parents to sign as co-borrowers on the loan, but she felt uncomfortable with the decision.

Campus Wiccans spell out their beliefs

November 12, 2007 0 comments

When other freshmen plastered their walls with posters of movie stars and filled their shelves with pictures from home, Ashley Tuccero ’11 took a different approach to decorating the bookshelves in her Keeney Quadrangle dorm room.

Pataki stresses the need for political common ground

November 8, 2007 0 comments

Former New York Gov. George Pataki seemed right at home Wednesday when he spoke to a half-full Salomon 101 audience that responded enthusiastically when the former governor asked how many people were from his home state.

Two years after Katrina

October 31, 2007 0 comments

Two years later, there are still vacant stretches of land in New Orleans, hundreds of acres with nothing except a few dozen rebuilt homes and trailers, say students who studied in New Orleans.

First-generation college students adjust to Brown

October 30, 2007 0 comments

Karen Pridham P’10 had no qualms about her daughter Julie’s decision to go to college, but helping her daughter through a process she was unfamiliar with was overwhelming. Julie Pridham ’10 came to Brown last year as a first-generation college student.

For transfers, Brown often costs more

September 25, 2007 0 comments

For Caden Salvata ’09, Brown is a new experience. As a student at Deep Springs College, Salvata took classes with three to five other students and received a full scholarship. But at Brown, Salvata is in classes with more than 100 students and receives no financial support from the University.

Former Time editor speaks out on Plame

September 20, 2007 0 comments

Norman Pearlstine, the former editor in chief of Time Inc. who was at the helm of the weekly news magazine during the controversy surrounding the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, spoke Tuesday about deciding to turn over his reporter’s notes to the courts.