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Websites provide useful aids for student planning

Take NEUR 0010: "The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience." Don't shop that section of ECON 0110: "Principles of Economics." And don't forget that 3 p.m. meeting at the Blue Room with your group partners. This is the kind of information available on student startup websites focused on Brown academics. ...


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Indian reporter goes from front lines to U. fellowship

At the age of 28, Barkha Dutt found herself dodging bullets while reporting on the 1999 India-Pakistan war. Since September, she has been at Brown as the first recipient of the Meera and Vikram Gandhi Fellowship, which brings important journalists and public figures to campus through the Brown-India ...


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Artists take literal approach to 'Iron Chef' competition

Donning chef hats and aprons, the 12 contestants worked tirelessly in a cloud of smoke, rummaging through the pantry to find ingredients for a final winning product. But this was not your typical Iron Chef competition - the pantry offered a variety of metal scraps, and the task was to create a beautiful ...


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Rare book 'petting zoo' offers a special touch

Deep in the recesses of the John Carter Brown Library, Kenneth Ward, curator of Latin American books, stood before 32 items from the ancient world. "These are my babies," Ward said. "When you hold a book, you support the spine," he demonstrated as he cradled one of them in his hand. 


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Past, present collide in U. social media project

As Arianna Kazez '15 and Izaak Baker '15 strode out of Hope College last month, they nearly collided with three members of the class of 1888, who had just strolled through a gate that no longer exists. Kazez was armed with an umbrella and rain boots, but George Brown 1888, Eli Whitney Blake, Jr. 1888 ...


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Independent businesses liven up Hope Street

You can think of Hope Street as Thayer's little sister - a quieter, more wholesome sibling with her own special spark. The  northern end of Hope Street, about a mile and a half from campus, has long been known for its small family-owned businesses and flurry of community activities.


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Restorations at U. observatory reveal starry skies

Ladd Observatory sits about a half mile north of campus, sheltered behind a cluster of trees on the corner of Hope Street and Doyle Street. After a summer of major renovations to viewing equipment and to the building itself, the observatory reopened Tuesday, drawing a crowd of Providence residents for ...


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Students delay studies to serve

At a time when most 18-year-olds are anxiously awaiting their college acceptances, some students find a different kind of letter in the mail - one calling them to serve in their national militaries. 


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From swamp to Simmons: Lincoln, the legacy

Bound on four sides by all varieties of academic disciplines and student life, Lincoln Field, the University's historic lower campus, lacks both the imposing splendor of the Main Green and the sleepy solace of the Quiet Green. Its sloping expanse has long been a hub of academic life on campus, but it ...


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'Hot yoga' turns up heat at new Thayer Street studio

Marked only by an orange and white sign on the second floor and an unmarked staircase at street level, the new Thayer Street addition NOW Yoga and Fitness may only be noticed by eagle-eyed pedestrians. Nestled above College Hill favorites East Side Pockets and Kartabar, the fledgling studio opened ...


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Nude art series addresses body image, sex

Many of us have witnessed the Naked Donut Run, been invited to a naked party or seen the ubiquitous FemSex and MSex posters. Discussions about sexuality and the body are not hard to come by at Brown. But "Nudity in the Upspace," a series of workshops and performances designed by Becca Wolinsky '14 and ...


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JCB director reflects on Clinton speechwriting

Ted Widmer, director and librarian of the John Carter Brown Library, has worked in the world of academia as a lifelong historian. But unlike many of his colleagues, Widmer took a break from university life for a rare public service opportunity - writing speeches for the president of the United States. ...





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