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For Paxson, presidency both challenges and inspires

As President Christina Paxson sat down for lunch with the Student Athletic Advisory Board at her house last Wednesday, she assured her guests she had “no formal agenda” and encouraged them to drive the conversation. These opening remarks were reminiscent of her approach to the State of Brown address ...


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TAPS professor takes final bow after 28 years

Lowry Marshall moved about her cluttered office, highlighting the several photographs and promotional posters that adorn it. “You know who that is,” she said, as she passed by a photograph of her and Morgan Freeman. A photo of Marshall and Paul Sills, a founder of the Second City in Chicago, leans ...


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Major illness diagnoses erode student life balance

Surrounded by three doctors in the hospital room, with his family living on the other side of the globe, Robert Lee ’17 was incredulous when he received his diagnosis. Leukemia. “You’ve got to be kidding me, right?” he asked the doctors. Just days earlier, he had been going about his normal ...


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Marston endures at center of Science Park

One in an occasional series of articles spotlighting the architectural and social history of spaces at Brown. Amid Brown’s hub of brick and concrete science buildings lies an odd gem. Marston Hall, the current home to the departments of comparative literature and Slavic languages, sits in the center ...


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John Lee Beatty ’70: Brown to Broadway

Tony-award winning scenic designer John Lee Beatty ’70 could not tell you the number of Broadway sets he has constructed. He thinks that “Tales from Red Vienna,” his ongoing project with the Manhattan Theater Club, is his 107th or 108th production — nothing’s definite.  Beatty graduated ...


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Facing anxiety at the laidback Ivy

“I just want you to know that if I die right now, I love you.” On the day before her chemistry final, Emily, a sophomore whose name has been changed to maintain confidentiality, sent this text message to her mother. Convinced she was having a heart attack, Emily rushed to Health Services. She ...


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Harkness, a history: Wriston’s varied past

The first in an occasional series of stories spotlighting the architectural and social history of spaces at Brown.   Ever since then-President Henry Wriston expanded on-campus residential facilities to increase the University’s prestige more than 60 years ago, the quirky Harkness House and ...


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Student workers face obstacles, opportunities

Last week, Nicole Salvador ’15 spent 15 hours in class and 35 hours working. In addition to her usual 15 hours a week at the Brown Annual Fund Call Center, Salvador was stage-managing the imPulse dance show. Instead of pursuing extracurricular activities, Salvador works many shifts so her parents ...


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Fishing for applicants with shiny hooks

In a video on the Office of Admission webpage, for a minute and a half — as soft electronic music plays in the background — John Krasinski reveals why “you should look no further than Brown University.” “Take it from me,” he says. “I’m John Krasinski, class of 2001.” Brown is not ...


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Digital map of Providence reveals diasporic art history

The Mapping Arts Project recently launched a digital map of Providence that marks locations relevant to African diasporic art history from the 1860s to the 1960s. The project was developed by Lara Stein Pardo, an artist, cultural anthropologist and postdoctoral research associate in the John Nicholas ...


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Out of the country and onto College Hill

For a number of undergraduates, Providence is the big city. It’s a place where you don’t know your neighbors. It’s a place where streetlights shine, sirens blare and cornfields are replaced by busy streets and fast cars. It even has a mall. “Providence seemed a lot bigger when I first got here ...


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Sex, love and dating: the Brown alternatives

Lynne could not decide what color to wear to the stoplight party. An open relationship doesn’t come in colors red, yellow or green. “Do I wear green because I can hook up with people or yellow because maybe I can’t?” she asked herself. Lynne is a female undergraduate whose name, like those ...


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Open curriculum influences grad program

“When people ask me what I study, I love saying Egyptology and applied math,” said Christian Casey GS. “Their face turns a little pale.” Expanding the spirit of the undergraduate open curriculum, the Open Graduate Programs, launched last school year, allow doctoral students in the Graduate ...


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Lee ’00 combines art and craft at Offerman studio

RH Lee ’00 has carved up the artistic and philosophical stratosphere of Los Angeles. An independent commissioner of woodcrafts in California, Lee manages Offerman Woodshop, established by the Hollywood-famous Nick Offerman, of “Parks and Recreation” fame. In a saga that began when she was seven, ...


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New GSC president aims to represent diverse perspectives

Steve Zins’ father may have been a Brown football star, but he prefers to play football international style. “I went to soccer camp (at Brown) when I was a little kid,” Zins said. Though he grew up in the rafters of Brown hockey and football games, Zins is now taking center stage as the Graduate ...


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A moment of reflection: Religious identity at Brown

  On Sunday, Father Henry Bodah, associate University chaplain for the Catholic community, is giving a sermon on a reading from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.   Now I beg you, brothers, through the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there ...






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