Articles by Talia Kagan (36)

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At Heritage Week kickoff, a plea for work in Caribbean

February 25, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Africana Studies and Sociology Paget Henry gave students some academic career advice last night — work in Caribbean universities — as he made his plea for intellectual leaders in the region.

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Dating site could give you Hope

February 12, 2010 Comments are Disabled

At the beginning of each semester, Kai Huang ’11 and Arune Gulati ’11 would make a list of five girls they had crushes on. Then, at the end of the semester, they would review their progress. That initial concept, grown out of “experiences of repeated failures and awkwardness,” now exists in the form of Prospect and Meeting, a Web site that Huang founded, he said.

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Minority and first-generation application numbers soar

February 11, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Minority students and first-generation college students applied to Brown in greater numbers this year than ever before, according to Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73, who attributed the rise to University efforts to recruit a more diverse applicant pool.


R.I. to help offset high costs of low temperatures

February 4, 2010 Comments are Disabled

Rhode Island winters are always cold, but this year’s high costs of heating oil, coupled with high statewide unemployment, have added an extra chill. Federal and state officials have allocated additional funding recently to low-income families to cover energy costs.

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One in four at U. take RIPTA each month

December 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Two years after University affiliates first started receiving free bus and trolley rides from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority as part of the agency’s contract with Brown, just under a quarter of faculty, staff and students take advantage of it each month.

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On next year’s calendar, a ‘moust’-have

November 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Mustaches are having a moment.


A spirited tour of the East Side’s major haunts

October 30, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Drawing on archival research and local history, both the Providence Ghost Tour and the Providence Ghost Walk divulge College Hill’s spooky secrets to give customers a taste of Providence’s otherworldly thrills.


Art group explodes traditional art forms with week of events

October 13, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A solitary, sneakered flautist plays slow and mournful tones on the side of an informal stage. Nearby, nine barefoot students contort their bodies and weave through each other.


Night at the Derby: Jammers, skaters and sass

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Women’s roller derby doesn’t quite fit the mold for run-of-the mill athletic competition. In Friday night’s game, in which a player was on the floor within 10 seconds, Papa’s money and Mama’s sass weren’t enough to stop the radioactive, mutated sewer rats.


Cover up with alums’ quirky book jackets

September 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Don’t judge a book by its cover — and don’t judge a Brown grad just by his day job.

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