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Mehta ’13 spearheads program to combat anemia in India

Shortness of breath, weakness and chest pains plagued Rajvi Mehta ’13 during her sophomore year. After being diagnosed with a genetic disposition to anemia, or thallasimia minor, she decided to research the condition. Her family history of anemia and its associated conditions drove Mehta to further ...


Alum inspires community through fitness, family

Outside one of the studios at the Nelson Fitness Center during Alexis Devine’s ’03 spin class, the vibrations of buoyant music and the sounds of gasping laughter fill the air. Devine, a fitness instructor at Brown since 2002, teaches cycling and cardio kick-boxing classes that leave participants ...


Local event honors the ‘Black Patti’

In late 19th- and early 20th-century Providence, the highest honor was to be invited to tea at singer Sissieretta Jones’ house on College Hill, said former state Rep. Ray Rickman. Along with public scholar Robb Dimmick, Rickman is co-directing an event later the month that will honor the life and ...

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Central Falls chess team wins eighth place

Members of the Central Falls High School chess team traveled hundreds of miles this weekend to Nashville, Tenn. But far from their home turf, the team’s goal was the same as always: checkmate. The team, which comprised four students from Central Falls High School and eight middle schoolers, placed ...


Alum continues rowing legacy in Thames Boat Race

Thousands of spectators braved the freezing conditions and threat of snow as they lined the banks of the River Thames in London last Sunday. For just under 20 minutes, the audience watched as the crews of Oxford University and Cambridge University raced down the 4.2-mile course and either celebrated ...


Special food nights spice up student dining

On any given week night, the Sharpe Refectory hosts a sizable crowd at peak traffic time, around 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. But two or three evenings a semester, the Ratty’s dinnertime lines extend far beyond the tables offering baskets of fruit, and the soup and omelet stations are transformed into depots ...


Alum calls Brown experiences key to business success

When Bryan Davis ’94 presents the lost-and-found product Bungee to a crowd, he always starts with an all-too-familiar situation. “(By) a show of hands, how many of you have lost a cell phone before?” Davis asks. “How many of you have lost a set of keys? How many have lost something over $100 ...


Fighting words: Student debaters spar in annual tourney

Co-coordinator of the Radcliffe Hicks Debate Samantha Sanders ’13 wrote a motion on the board in Wilson Hall 101. “This house would allow the government to use eminent domain on intellectual property.” Seated in the front row were the two final competitors: Steven Adler ’15 in a grey blazer ...


Elm seeds new life through repurposed wood

From 1905 to 2013, an elm tree spread its roots in the original yard of the John Brown House in Providence. Originally planted by owner Marsden Perry to create a “park-like setting” in his yard, the tree has “been here longer than any of us have, sheltering our family and our grandparents’ ...

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Close to home: Nearby professors blend home, work lives

Though his office hours were ending in two minutes, Professor of Music David Josephson still had time to meet with the final student waiting outside his door. As a professor who lives close to campus, Josephson was not on a tight schedule.  Brown’s mission to create an environment in which students ...

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Locals hooked by the chance to tell real stories

“What do you do?” was the question of the night. At AS220’s 95 Empire Black Box theater, participants from the community dropped slips of paper with their names into a jar before being selected at random to tell their true stories — related to the theme — for this month’s edition of the ...

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Alum tests luck as contestant on ‘Millionaire’

Drew Kunas ’12 didn’t necessarily want to be a millionaire. But last October, he got his chance — stepping onto the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” television set to try his hand at scoring seven figures opposite award-winning host Meredith Vieira. Kunas passed through two competitive selection ...


Concussions leave impact on academics and athletics

In the fall of 2010, Vince Tumbleson ’13.5 suffered a concussion in a football game. “I took a hit in the first half, got kind of dizzy but didn’t think anything of it because I had never had a concussion before,” Tumbleson said. Tumbleson continued to play through the second half when he ...


Adjunct professor named State Poet

Everyone deserves to experience poetry, “whether those people are 6 years old, or 90 years old, or incarcerated or getting their GED at the community center,” said Rick Benjamin, the newly appointed State Poet of Rhode Island and adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Environmental Studies. Governor ...


Family-owned cinema evolves into intimate local fixture

The familiar scent of popcorn greets visitors to the Cable Car Cinema, but the movies are anything but typical blockbuster films. Facing South Main Street, the theater has welcomed moviegoers with independent films, documentaries, short films and foreign films since 1976. It also hosts a variety of ...

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