Articles by Taylor Barnes (24)

Columns, Commencement 2009

Fortunate circumstances

May 21, 2009 Comments are Disabled

“I feel like we’re at a standstill.” That’s what a friend said to me over a mid-semester coffee break. Since freshman year we had shared our Brown lives over weekly dinners and e-mail chains, four years of new classes, semesters abroad and summer jobs up and down the East coast. […]

Mezcla shows its flavor in “Our Rhythm, Nuestra Sabor”

April 23, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Most Brunonians probably haven’t seen a color guard since high school football games, and never as part of a tango performance. But Brown’s Latino performing arts troupe, Mezcla – “mix” in Spanish – mixed traditional mariachi with Shakira’s music, spoken word with acrobatics and flag corps with tango in their annual spring show held April 19 and 21.

Students answer the call

April 17, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Up until the 1950s, Brown – which has historic ties to the Baptist church – produced “tons of Baptist clergy,” said University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson. Now, up to four dozen Brown graduates in each class pursue religious occupations encompassing many faiths.

‘Accidental President’ Cardoso returns to Brazil

March 22, 2007 Comments are Disabled

While studying for political science exams, students may turn to textbooks to brush up on dependency theory. But more resourceful students could arrange office hours with the man who helped develop the theory.

Iranian author Ravanipour takes refuge at Brown

March 9, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Iranian author Moniro Ravanipour was too scared to shower when she was in Germany for a writers’ conference in 2001. Soon after she arrived, her husband called to tell her Iranian authorities opposed the conference. She feared they might have installed secret cameras in her hotel bathroom and would broadcast the footage in Iran to suggest the conference attendees were engaging in salacious behavior.

IWP fellow could face arrest upon return to Iran

March 9, 2007 Comments are Disabled

When Shahryar Mandanipour’s fellowship with the International Writers Project ends this June, he will be forced to return to Iran and potentially face arrest unless he finds a job in the United States that will allow him to extend his visa.

Q&A with Alison Stewart ’88

February 12, 2007 Comments are Disabled

After delivering her remarks at Career Week Saturday, Alison Stewart ’88 spoke with The Herald about her career in broadcast journalism.

Stewart ’88 gives “The Most” advice

February 12, 2007 Comments are Disabled

While making copies at an MTV office, a researcher complained aloud that she did not graduate from Wesleyan University to do such menial work. Alison Stewart ’88 looked at her and demanded 60 copies. Emmy Award-winner Stewart, currently anchor of the MSNBC show “The Most,” delivered the keynote speech of Career Week Saturday.

Plan B now available over-the-counter at Health Services

February 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled

Spring break in 2006 became stressful rather than relaxing for one undergrad when she could not easily obtain emergency contraception after she had unprotected sex. Since University Health Services had closed for the break and a prescription was then required for EC, the student, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, took a taxi to the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Disagreement over solutions for Darfur crisis at conference

January 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled

The international community remains unwilling to take action to end the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region despite “three World Trade Centers’ worth of death occur(ing) each month,” said Eric Reeves, a Sudan expert and professor of English language and literature at Smith College, during this weekend’s Northeast Regional Conference for Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, held on campus.