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Articles by Talia Kagan (36)


Zip zap Zop: Making suds downtown

March 21, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Seven stories above his small storefront on Union Street, Rick Roden makes soap. Roden is the owner of Zop, a handmade soap store just off Westminster Street – a 10-minute walk from campus – that also sells shampoos, lotions and fragrances.

Arts & Culture

‘The Marriage Plot’: refraction of the real?

November 8, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Jeffrey Eugenides ’83 did not intend to set his latest bestseller “The Marriage Plot” at Brown.

Features, Metro

To the beat of drums, a night at Burnside Park

October 20, 2011 Comments are Disabled

“Your tent’s weird,” Chris Tibedo told us.


Occupy protesters close bank accounts

October 17, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Seven Bank of America customers closed accounts at the Kennedy Plaza branch yesterday as part of an action organized by Occupy Providence, according to Trish Phelan, an Occupy Providence protester who has been living in Burnside Park since Saturday.

University News

Research catalyzes growth in science

May 29, 2011 Comments are Disabled

About half a decade ago, the Office of Admission realized that while Brown was well-respected in some areas, prospective applicants remained unaware of its other academic strengths.

University News

Facing pay wall, Library to offer digital Times

March 24, 2011 Comments are Disabled

The University Library will continue to provide students with full same-day online access to New York Times articles after the paper erects its pay wall March 28, though the format for reading articles will be different from the Times’ website.

University News

Times pay wall should not affect students

March 18, 2011 Comments are Disabled

Unlimited, free online access to New York Times articles — a resource as vital for students as food, coffee and spicies with — came under threat yesterday morning. But it appears the University Library will come to distressed students’ rescue.

French strikes: Au revoir to class?

October 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

For the 24 Brown students studying in France, experiencing the current wave of unrest is, at times, fascinating, irritating and confusing.

University News

‘Reserve’-ing judgment for ROTC

April 29, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Brown was once home to a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, but 40 years ago the faculty voted to expel the program from College Hill. Now, some students want to bring it back, though they’re facing opposition.

University News

Raking it in? Over half of undergrads work for pay

April 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Looks like Spring Weekend artist Snoop Dogg isn’t the only one with his mind on his money and his money on his mind. Over half of Brown students — 56 percent — pulled in their own cash-money by working for pay this semester, according to last month’s Herald poll. Freshmen were less likely to work than members of the older classes — 37 percent of freshmen reported working as opposed to 63 percent of non-freshmen.

Multimedia by Talia Kagan (5)