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New group seeks to incite political action

The weeks leading up to election night Nov. 6 saw a flurry of political activity on campus, with guest speakers and debates, watch parties and students streaking on the Main Green in patriotic spirit. But now that the November election season is over, the political fervor that once gripped campus seems ...


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Students turn will to words during National Writing Month

Beatnik poets in the 1950s, "Doctor Who"-inspired time travel and journeys into forgotten memories - in these worlds some Brown students spent this past month as they wrote stories for National Novel Writing Month. Affectionately known as NaNoWriMo - pronounce it as you like - these students are trying ...


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Alum named Miss West Virginia, heads to nationals

In the midst of chaos - 27 women hurriedly throwing on dresses, applying makeup and styling hair to perfection - Chelsea Welch '12 sat calmly off to the side, collecting her thoughts. But her relaxed state would not last. Soon, the women would be whisked away from backstage, cued to present themselves ...


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Physics demonstrator thinks outside the PowerPoint

If Hollywood were to produce a movie based on Brown's physics department, Stanley Tucci would play manager of demonstrations Gerald Zani. Costume designers would gather a thin pair of round-wired frames, loose green pants, silver and blue Zig Tech athletic shoes and a gray T-shirt reading "I Heart PHZICS." ...


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Int'l students participate in election

Students across the country will flock to polling booths in their college towns on election day, while others have already mailed in absentee ballots. But what about students from outside the United States who are not eligible to cast a vote? 


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Monsters, ghosts race for a cause

Zombies and ghouls darted past superheroes, Oompa Loompas, Angry Birds and human-sized fluorescent orange crayons under an overcast sky Sunday morning as they took part in the annual Monster Dash 5K road race.


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Sandy spurs hangouts, climate change advocacy

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the Northeast Monday night with torrential downpours and fallen trees affecting many communities. With the storm center tracking west of Rhode Island, Brown students weathered the storm in relative safety and used their two class-free hurricane days to pursue ...


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Local artist spruces up city with StumpChairs

It is fitting that Providence's own artisanal vigilante - working in a city known as "the creative capital" - concerns himself not with vandalism, but with woodworking. Under the nom de guerre "Johny Chair Seed,"  a name coined by a Providence blog and embraced by the artist, he roams Providence ...


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Paxson inauguration to continue legacy of celebration

As President Christina Paxson steps onto the inaugural stage Saturday donning the presidential gown and chain, she will play the lead role in a University tradition that stretches back nearly 250 years. The University will host a community event celebrating Paxson tonight at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, ...


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U. lawyer doles out advice to students

If a spat with a landlord turns ugly or spring break doesn't go exactly as planned, stressed-out students sometimes find themselves in need of more than just a pint of Ben and Jerry's. When legality becomes an issue, students might want to seek advice from a professional. But good lawyers can be hard ...





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