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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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Alums hit it big in Sin City

While their classmates were writing papers and working on problem sets, a small group of Brown students were making high-stakes decisions that could win or lose them hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of dollars. Since then, the stakes of the game have risen — several young alums who once hunched ...


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Project brings alums back to RI

It represents a homecoming of sorts. "Tanner Hall," a film set amid Rhode Island's picturesque landscape and historic architecture, brought its creators — Francesca Gregorini '90 and Tatiana von Furstenberg '91 — back to the birthplace of their friendship. The independent film is the brainchild ...


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Festival city's biggest green party

Saturday's sun shone on an unlikely scene near Kennedy Plaza. Children scampered by in colorful animal masks, musicians jammed on a stage and vendors clamored for the attention of passersby. The inaugural Providence Sustainability Festival was held all day downtown, bringing together students and grandparents, ...


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Artists chalk out dragons, legends

With smudges on his nose and green chalk covering his hands and knees, Daniel Valmas '11 hurried to put the finishing touches on his painting. Using his fingers, Valmas blended green into the street, creating the background of a scene highlighted by a jellyfish's hot pink tentacles slicing across the ...


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A square of voices, shape-note group grows

About 30 students, faculty members and Providence residents gathered in the Steinert Choral Room last Thursday.The singers sat in a square — one voice part on each side —  facing each other, with the song leader standing in the middle. They had no audience but themselves as they filled ...


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A fire festival from the ashes

It's 5 a.m., more than 12 hours before WaterFire's first brazier is set ablaze, and Director of Events and Operations Paul Kochanek — or PK, as the ID card clipped to his belt identifies him — is already on site, beginning the hundreds of man-hours that go into a lighting.


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Overachievers? Maybe. Busy? You bet they are.

For about one in five students at Brown, one concentration isn't enough. And for a very small minority on campus, even two concentrations don't cut it.About 12 triple concentrators graduated last spring, according to Deputy Dean of the College Stephen Lassonde. He said that number remains relatively ...


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Cover up with alums' quirky book jackets

Don't judge a book by its cover — and don't judge a Brown grad just by his day job.Last summer, corporate lawyer Jeremy Schwartz '02 co-founded Book City Jackets, for him an unexpected foray into the world of literature and the arts. The company's book jackets, designed by co-founder Emma Gaines-Ross ...






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