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Peace Corps' challenge lures students abroad

When Charlie Wood '10 wants to withdraw his monthly paycheck, he leaves home at 4:30 a.m. and spends five hours traveling through southeastern Africa in the back of a pickup truck alongside 20 to 30 people, produce for a local market, a few chickens and a goat. Once he makes it to the closest city ­— ...


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Royce Fellowship aligns sports and academics

Kerrissa Heffernan summed up the scope of the Royce Fellowship for Sport and Society with the story of a simple trade. Ask a former child soldier to trade his gun for a soccer ball, she said, and "the kid would say okay … It's powerful stuff."


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Brown goes virtual for high school

Imagine taking virtual field trips across the globe, engaging in cyberspace explorations of anatomy labs and working on transnational group projects between China, Russia, Canada and Sweden. And imagine you are still in high school.


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Browning '79 changes perceptions of mental illness

Nicole Browning '79, chair of the board of Dominique's Fund, a non-profit organization she founded in honor of her late daughter, came to Brown Nov. 9 to give a presentation on the stigma attached to mental illness and suicide. This is the first time Browning has come to campus to talk to students.  ...


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Recent grads blog on emergence

After graduating from Brown and leaving the College Hill bubble, how do students define their lives in the so-called "real world?" In their young twenties, are they adults? According to the New York Times article "What Is It About 20-Somethings?" this post-college period is becoming its own life stage, ...


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Taekwondo fights odds, opponents

Dressed entirely in white uniforms, the taekwondo team appears ferocious, like a veritable army of martial artists. The team has fought its way to become one of the best collegiate taekwondo teams in the country.


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Cafe brings community together

In a neighborhood on the south side of Providence, the pleasant glow of the Friendship Cafe beckons people from all walks of life to come in from the cold and share a meal together. Low-income residents living in surrounding affordable housing units and local politicians can sample delicious sandwiches ...


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Campus to camera: Laura Linney '86

"I'm living the dream," says Cathy Jamison, the main character of Showtime's "The Big C." The line comes at the end of the first episode of the dark comedy about a woman dying from terminal cancer. Sitting on a couch in her backyard with only her neighbor's droopy-eyed basset hound for an audience, ...


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5 years after O'Reilly, a tamer SPG

Sex Power God never fails to turn Brown on. With provocative garments — anything from burlesque to fetish garments to classic boxer briefs — students proved that this year was not any different. Since Bill O'Reilly attacked the party five years ago on his Fox News program, Queer Alliance has strived ...


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Profs stop short of Twitter fad

Twitter was supposed to revolutionize communication. Seemingly every news outlet, business and celebrity jumped on the Twitter bandwagon soon after its 2006 launch, using the microblogging site to self-promote and spread information in the form of 140-character tweets.


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Call him Andy: CS's innovator

Andy van Dam, professor of computer science, is not your typical educator. When you walk into his class, you might witness a spoof of "Snow White" or a music video from "The Lion King." Even better, you can call him by his first name. And he can't seem to shake those rumors that one of the main characters ...






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