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Tale of Brown slave's son retold

When Moses Brown found out that his wife had been feeding spoiled soup to the family's slaves, he chastised her and told the workers they could always come to him if they were being mistreated. This story, along with many others about life in Providence in the 1880s, is recounted in "The Life of William ...


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60-year-old alum competes in grueling triathlon

One fateful August almost 30 years ago, Elie Hirschfeld '71 P'06 found the inspiration that would drive him to compete in over 75 triathlon races. While relaxing in his summer house in the Hamptons, he glimpsed a photograph of a runner crossing a race's finish line in the local paper.


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Brown skier looks to bring Olympic gold to Cayman

Dow Travers '12 was on a ski lift at the Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire when he agreed to an interview with The Herald on Sunday. Travers was competing in a race for the Brown ski team, just days before he headed to Vancouver to compete in the giant slalom — the first athlete to represent ...


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Band hits 40 years on ice

The first few notes of the Brown fight song rang out in Meehan Auditorium as the last of the Brown and Harvard hockey teams exited the rink last Friday. Students stood on seats and cheered for the past and current members of the Brown Band — some brandishing trumpets, others weighed down by enormous ...


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Mummy buff unwraps secrets at Hay

Anthropodermic books are not all the Hay has to offer by way of eccentric collection pieces, as independent researcher S.J. Wolfe found. Nestled among the John Hay Library's rare book collections is an 1859 broadside printed on paper made of processed mummy wrappings.


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For graduate student, a seven-year search for survival

Bryan Knapp GS sees two things on his refrigerator door when he enters his kitchen: pictures of his three-year-old son Lincoln, and a list of foods and beverages that he can and cannot consume. The list is necessary because Knapp has Alport syndrome — a hereditary kidney disease — and since ...


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Chris Young: the man, the mayor?

Narragansett's Chris Young will compete for the third time this November against Providence Mayor David Cicilline '83 in the Democratic primary for a spot on the mayoral ticket.


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From College Hill to Kilimanjaro

Ulyana Horodyskyj GS won't let a few bruises keep her at sea level. Last October, the geology graduate student suffered a concussion from a bicycle accident on Brown Street. She was not wearing a helmet during the accident and was treated with nine staples in her head. A month later, she made a six-day ...


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Shopping a different Engine 9

It's hard to interview someone who won't hold still. On Monday, while the rain poured and the wind rendered umbrellas useless, sirens blared around College Hill as Providence Ladder Co. 8 and Engine Co. 9 responded to 10 calls, most of which were brought on by the deluge.


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Van Wafels enters the cookie market

Students entering the Blue Room last week might have spotted a new product on its shelves: soft, round waffle cookies with a thin layer of caramel at their centers. Inspired by Dutch "stroopwafels," Van Wafels cookies are the product of one and a half years of work by Abhishek Pruisken '10 and Erik ...


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Twins' blog adds flavor, flair to Ratty fare

Can you have your Ratty cake and eat it too? With recipes from the new blog "Ratty Gourmet," launched earlier this month by twins Connie Wu '13 and Annie Wu '13, you can — using just a dash of creativity and a few simple ingredients from the Sharpe Refectory or the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall.


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For alum, a shortcut to punditry

A regular reader of the Washington Post and a political junkie to boot, Jeremy Haber '06 wouldn't have imagined a month ago that he would one day land among the top four finalists in the newspaper's "America's Next Great Pundit Contest."


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A longer day, thanks to Bruno and grants

In the front lobby, a fourth-grader contemplates which grain is her favorite, finally settling on pizza. Down the hallway, students write out walking tours of their favorite spots in Providence. Outside the library, a giddy group illustrates the lyrics to a Disney song and stops occasionally for dance ...


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Taking dance to another level

Editor's note: A number of passages in the original version of this article presented as direct quotations language that differed from the wording used by the individuals quoted. A misquotation attributed to Julianne Fenn that characterized a Poler Bears performance has been removed at the request of ...






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