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Taking empathy for a spin, students find new outlook

Allyson Schumacher '12 hadn't anticipated how important a little crack in the sidewalk could be until she tried to roll over it in a wheelchair. Luckily, Schumacher's roommate was there to help her out with a push. Otherwise, Schumacher said, it would have been "impossible."


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Profs, grad students kick around too

The intramural soccer team Applied Math warms up on the field behind the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. The team members pass a ball back and forth, each wearing a simple white T-shirt as his uniform. But one player in particular stands out: With his thinning white hair, Professor of Applied Mathematics ...


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Remembering when GISPs were groovy

As students scrambled to pre-register for courses this week, certain people were looking outside Brown's course catalog to pick their classes for next semester. By 3 p.m. Thursday, those students had to submit their proposals for group independent study projects and independent study projects — ...


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Loui's hits the small screen on the Food Network

Loui's Diner has long been famous among Brown students as a good place to end the night, start the morning or a combination of the two — but now the diner's pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes, muffins and barbecued chicken-and-cheese ravioli may be recognized across the nation.


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Edible car competition heats up with Food Network star

Gravity and inertia don't figure into most toddlers' calculations as they meddle with their mashed potatoes. But for participants in this year's Edible Car Competition, playing with food means fun with physics.In Barus and Holley last week, Brown's Society of Women Engineers and the Division of Engineering ...


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Volunteers teach local students to be active citizens

A student sits lethargically at a table in the back of Tim Ahern's history classroom at Dr. Jorge Alvarez High School in Providence. His iPod is turned on, and his head is in his hands. His pen rests idly beside a worksheet that he has not touched since it was distributed to him a few minutes ago.


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Students see eye to eye in arts mentoring program

Elizabeth Ryan '12 smiled, remembering the day she helped a student from Vartan Gregorian Elementary School dress up as a superhero. Arianna didn't want to settle for a mask and a cape, Ryan recalled — she wanted to play with plaster. "We made a plaster wristband that went up to her elbow — ...


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50 years old, and fresh as can be

Looking forward to a comforting Thanksgiving meal — that's not at the Sharpe Refectory? Last week, patrons of Providence restaurant Local 121 were treated to a unique version of a typical Thanksgiving dish: a pumpkin pie that — from seed to restaurant table — had covered fewer miles ...


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At 40th birthday bash, GCB raises a glass to itself

On their 21st birthdays, Brown undergrads often flock to the Graduate Center Bar for a night of celebration. This Saturday night, the GCB threw a party for its own birthday — and at 40, the GCB is still looking pretty good.Susan Yund, who has been the manager of the GCB for 15 years, said business ...


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A lens into Olneyville's community

Two large display windows look out onto Olneyville Square from a red brick building. It used to be a public library, but the building has since been transformed into Dirt Palace, a self-described "feminist art collective."


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Art group explodes traditional art forms with week of events

A solitary, sneakered flautist plays slow and mournful tones on the side of an informal stage. Nearby, nine barefoot students contort their bodies and weave through each other.Though their movements are improvised, at times the students are eerily in-sync. Two floodlights provide a warm glow in the ...


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For a select squad, an anti-gang vigil

After school Wednesday, three students are hanging out outside Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence. It's been an hour or so since classes let out for the day, but they're standing around talking to a grown man — a streetworker with the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, ...





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