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School's in: Undergrads resume study

What do a former American Ballet Theater dancer, an ex-convict-turned-voting rights advocate and a former guitarist for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones have in common? They are all alums of the University's Resumed Undergraduate Education program, and they all went through these experiences before enrolling ...


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Oldest alum Coleman '25 celebrates 107 years

"We never get old. Every year you're more beautiful," Reverend Naomi Craig of Providence told Beatrice Coleman '25 at her birthday party yesterday. And if Craig's words are any indication, Coleman is certainly the most beautiful living holder of a Brown degree.


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Learning to lead: On the ground with ROTC

The cadets of Patriot Battalion dropped their rucksacks and A-bags and milled around and talked. The A-bags — green, medium-sized duffel-looking things with sleeping bags inside — sat in rows on the grass. The session wouldn't start for another 15 minutes, but most of the cadets had arrived. I walked ...


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Hold the foam: passing on Spring Weekend

For many, Spring Weekend heralds a suspension of normal rules and responsibilities before students start to get serious about finals. The weekend often stretches into more of a week, starting with earlier events like Wednesday's Mr. and Ms. Brown pageant and continuing until the traditional Sunday afternoon ...


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Studio space places no limits on creativity

Hidden away on Brook Street, far from the campus's more trafficked performance spaces, is the design studio at 50 John St., a building that has played host to many parts of the Brown and Providence communities. It is a place with both a colored interior and a colorful history. Today, the studio houses ...


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In meta-conference, MCM explores MCM

Alums, professors and students flocked to "MCM@50: Theory, Practice, Passion" this weekend — though the event did not in fact celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Modern Culture and Media. The two-day symposium comes during the 15th anniversary of the MCM department, but its predecessor, ...


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Spotted at Brown: Panties make periods 'sexy'

Dressed in a black and white cocktail dress and donning bright lipstick, Julie Sygiel '09 lifted her glass of pink champagne in a toast. "Here's to being sexy and successful. Period," she told a downtown audience Saturday night at her company's launch party. The formally clad crowd — which included ...


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Local apothecary supplies herbal remedies, legally

A potpourri of delectable aromas assails the nose. An old wood stove in the center of the room warms hands frozen from the winter chill. Rows of jars displaying fresh herbs, seeds and powders line the shelves, drawing the eye in every direction. As Mary Blue, owner of modern-day apothecary Farmacy Herbs, ...


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With the greatest of ease: Aerial club learns to fly

"Show me what you can do," requests an inexperienced aerial artist of the more knowledgeable Alexis Shusterman '13. And Shusterman complies — pulling herself smoothly onto the static trapeze, the bar becomes a natural addition to her body as she twists and turns with ease. She is like a pretzel ...


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Mailroom catches up with package backlog

Tasting a warm pistachio muffin from the Blue Room, shopping for that perfect fourth class, running into everyone you know in the Sharpe Refectory — these are a few of the nice things about returning to campus for spring semester. Waiting in line in the mailroom for 25 minutes to pick up a box ...


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Students petition new study abroad programs

It has been over a year since Alex Wilpon '10 spent her junior spring studying abroad in Prague, but her desktop background is still a photograph of the city. "I have pictures of Prague all over my room. I'm homesick for Prague all the time. I know everyone doesn't have a great experience abroad, but ...


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Chaplain looks back on 21 years

In suite 410 of J. Walter Wilson, amid colorful artwork, classic furniture and family photographs of Brown community members, sits Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson, the University chaplain.





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