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'Internationalization' slowly gets defined

With three years down, one to go in her Brown education, Samira Thomas '10 has a specific goal set for next year: a thesis on the redevelopment of post-conflict cities with an emphasis on Kabul, Afghanistan. But until this year, Thomas said she had few opportunities to pursue her concentration, Urban ...


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'Internationalization' slowly gets defined

With three years down, one to go in her Brown education, Samira Thomas '10 has a specific goal set for next year: a thesis on the redevelopment of post-conflict cities with an emphasis on Kabul, Afghanistan. But until this year, Thomas said she had few opportunities to pursue her concentration, Urban ...


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Alison Cohen

Education, environmental justice, women's health, chemistry — at first glance, the different passions that Alison Cohen '09 pursues seem loosely connected. But in her academic work and outside activities, the San Francisco native has brought together her diverse array of interests, earning recognition ...


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Editor's note

Graduation is usually a time for looking ahead.  Trying to find answers in the future is a natural response to the current economic state of the world.


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Corporation Controversy

You would have been forgiven last semester for thinking you had wandered into a never-aired, college-specific episode of Law and Order. Grainy surveillance footage, confrontations with police officers and a 19-hour trial — these were just a few of the scandalous details surrounding a year-long ...

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TWTP turns 40

The Third World Transition Program, approaching its 40th anniversary this summer, is the product of years of changes from its inception as the Transitional Summer Program. The summer of 1969 saw Brown's first Transitional Summer Program, a result of the attention brought to minority issues by the 1968 ...


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Will fortune favor the brave?

While I do not normally hobnob with famous journalists, last summer I had the special opportunity to meet Bob Herbert — the New York Times columnist — when I was an intern on the "Morning Joe" Show at MSNBC news.  After I discussed his commentary on the show that day, he amicably fished ...


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Fortunate circumstances

"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. Then here we were, just ...


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Year after year, helping New Orleans

Four Januarys ago, Josh Morrison '09 flew from Seattle, Wash. to Louisiana. He had never been to New Orleans before, and the city was still reeling from Hurricane Katrina that devastated the city six months earlier, while Morrison and his classmates were heading to College Hill for freshmen orientation. ...


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Reflecting on 50 years of Brown sports

When the Brown and Pembroke classes of 1959 graduated, we left having experienced the beginnings of a half century of profound transformation for Brown athletics. Two major events had occurred during our time on College Hill: the formal beginning of Ivy League competition in 1956 and the University's ...


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Even the best laid plans

Eight years ago, the University began a plan to increase the size of its faculty, build new facilities and strengthen the endowment, all funded by the largest capital campaign in Brown's history. But as the $1.4 billion Campaign for Academic Enrichment nears its end, new economic challenges have forced ...


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Rakim Brooks

After learning in November that he had won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, Rakim Brooks '09 decided to go back to his home in the Bronx to avoid the cascade of congratulations he faced on campus."Looking back, I probably should have stayed to enjoy the moment a bit more," he said with a laugh. But ...


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I was graduated from Brown

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 my Comp ...


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A troubled past

In a campus-wide e-mail to the Brown community on Jan. 27, President Simmons announced the University stood to lose $800 million from its endowment, reducing its safety net by 30 percent to $2 billion. The e-mail marked the first mass University communication since September 2008 when the economy took ...






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