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Articles by Lauren Pischel (21)

Bruno’s evolution from donkey to man

September 26, 2008 0 comments

It’s half an hour before the weekend’s big football game, and it’s time to suit up. Proud Brunonian Michael Spina ’10 has done all the mental preparation he’ll need – he’s fastened a pad to his chest, wrapped another around his waist and slipped on his full-body suit of Brown fur.

Alum favored to win Delaware governor race

September 23, 2008 0 comments

Even when Jack Markell ’82 was at Brown, his friends thought he would go into politics. “It was not if, but what year, is Jack going to become president,” said Pamela Petro ’82, a classmate and friend of Markell. After a decade in politics, Markell is now likely to become the next governor of Delaware.

Ike, Gustav give Cuban study abroad a stormy debut

September 15, 2008 0 comments

Two hurricanes in two weeks have delayed classes for 11 Brown students studying abroad in Cuba, disrupting what Director of International Programs Kendall Brostuen called an otherwise “very smooth” start to the inaugural Brown-run program in the Caribbean nation.

Alaskan students ponder Palin in the White House

September 9, 2008 0 comments

Clay Wertheimer ’10 was so accustomed to strange questions about his home that he used to introduce himself with the line, “ask me about polar bears.” “Now when I introduce myself,” said the native of Juneau, Alaska, “I say ‘ask me about Sarah Palin.’ ” The 49th state has been getting a lot of attention recently, and not for its usual quirky reasons.

For GISP, the grass is greener on the roof

April 24, 2008 0 comments

Brown is turning green. As activists and administrators alike embrace high-profile environmental causes, though, there is one project that is a bit more under the radar – and over the heads of a few Brown students. Six upperclassmen are installing a green roof – a roof covered with vegetation to reduce a building’s environmental impact – for a Group Independent Study Project this semester.

U. saves $25,000 on heating with natural gas

April 16, 2008 0 comments

Brown may not be harnessing the sun’s energy, but by using more natural gas this winter, the University has reduced its heating bill as well as its negative environmental impact. The University has so far saved $250,000 by relying more heavily on natural gas this year.

Profs. try to solve mysteries of universe

April 7, 2008 0 comments

This summer, as the global physics community holds its breath in anticipation, three Brown physics professors will play an integral role in the most ambitious experiment in history.

Brown Opera performs a classic myth

March 14, 2008 0 comments

Opening tonight, Italian opera “Orfeo ed Euridice,” performed by Brown Opera Productions, takes a new look at the Greek myth of tragic lovers.

A lover of rap scrutinizes ‘the masculinity of hip-hop’

March 7, 2008 0 comments

Byron Hurt is perturbed by how people have become desensitized to what he considers the lewdness of hip-hop. And with his documentary film, he’s hoping to reveal this face of rap to people.

U. scientists present at general body meeting

February 20, 2008 0 comments

Three professors presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston last weekend.

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