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New video campaign aims to reduce youth opioid abuse

In collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Health, tobacco control organization Truth Initiative released an educational campaign aiming to inform young people of the severity of opioid addiction within the Ocean State. The opioid epidemic, a national crisis, hits young people hard. One in ...

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New orchestra director talks background, future projects

Last May, the Department of Music announced that Mark Seto would serve as the new director of the Brown University Orchestra effective July 1. Prior to this appointment, Seto was an associate professor of music and director of the Connecticut College Orchestra. He also holds the position of Artistic ...


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Protestors march on WaterFire against National Grid proposal

Armed with a projector and determination, protesters marched to WaterFire Saturday night in opposition to National Grid’s proposal to build a liquefied natural gas processing facility in the Port of Providence. WaterFire is sponsored by National Grid. As the festivities kicked off, protesters stood ...


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Student-produced short presented at film festival

“Toymaker,” a seven-minute animated short developed by Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Barbara Meier ’83 MS’87 and her students was accepted to the Athens Animfest 2018 film festival Feb. 16. The short follows the occasionally tense but ultimately loving relationship between a toymaker and ...


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Student curates U.’s first zine collection

On Feb. 1, Malana Krongelb ’18 unveiled a zine collection that she had spent over a year curating to members of the Brown community. The collection, which will be stored in the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, features hundreds of zines covering topics ranging from gender identity exploration to do-it-yourself ...

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‘Blackout’ marks solidarity with Mizzou students of color

Several hundred students, faculty members and administrators dressed in black gathered on the Quiet Green between University Hall and the Van Wickle Gates Thursday afternoon to show solidarity with the black victims of hate speech and threats of racialized violence at the University of Missouri. Following ...


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Scientists question superfoods’ superiority

Superfoods, such as blueberries, kale and chia seeds, have become a nutritional craze over the past few years — one that has even touched ground on campus. Some nutrition pundits have praised their alleged health benefits, but the truth behind these claims has sometimes been seen as scientifically ...


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‘Violet’ finds meaning in the skin-deep

“Violet,” directed by Skylar Fox ’15 and running in the Production Workshop Downspace this Friday through Monday, deals with problems of appearance, and avoiding the cliche, it does not discredit the power of the superficial. The musical follows the titular character’s quest to heal a disfiguring ...


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‘Medea’ brings ancient feud to Brown

From the lofty parapet of Mount Olympus to the tortured currents of the River Styx, the gods have no fury like a woman scorned. None, at least, like the woman in “Medea,” directed by Celeste Cahn ’15 and opening tonight in the PW Downspace. The play was translated and freely adapted by Robinson ...


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‘Youth’ in revolt dig into race, sex and rock-and-roll

“Passing Strange” is aptly named. It’s bizarre and brazen, self-mocking and self-vindicating, loud and caustic. And if you don’t go to see it, you’re just part of the establishment, man. The punk rock musical, directed by Kym Moore, assistant professor of theater arts and performance studies, ...


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In PW Downspace, a ‘Godot’ worth waiting for

The occupants of Samuel Beckett’s  theater of the absurd — dithering and defunct ­— vacillate in and out of uncertainty. They search in vain  for validation and reprieve.  A new production of his juggernaut “Waiting for Godot,” directed by Patrick Madden ’15, opens tonight in the Production ...


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Fall Dance Concert showcases range of student choreography

Video by Kavia Khosla and Maggie Livingstone. At this weekend’s annual student-choreographed Fall Dance Concert, attendees can expect lots of diversity and energy in all the pieces. The show covers a vast range of styles, including tap, ballet, aerial, modern and traditional Indian dance. Performances ...


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Nudity in the Upspace: Reflections

After this year's Nudity in the Upspace events caused a stir in both the Brown community and national media, we sat down to talk with event coordinators Gabi Sclafani and Camila Pacheco-Flores about the origins and intent of the program.


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Ray Kelly lecture canceled amidst student, community protest

A lecture by New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was canceled after protesters halted Kelly’s speech and would not yield the floor. Controversy preceded the talk —  titled, “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City” — due to its ...


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Snow Day 2013

Video Editor Danny Garfield captured students and Providence residents enjoying the effects of Winter Storm Nemo last weekend.


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Thriller writers talk fears of the monster next door

Video produced by Elizabeth Vasily and edited by Elizabeth Vasily and Danny Garfield.   The work of a thriller writer takes the author into a dark place. "We listen to the voices in our head that tell us to kill," said Lisa Gardner, one of the six world-renowned authors that spoke to a packed ...


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Series of celebrations marks 19th inauguration

In ceremonies punctuated with insights from the past, celebrations of present successes and excitement for the future, members of the Brown community and distinguished guests marked the inauguration of the University's 19th president, Christina Paxson. Friday's event was intended to celebrate the inauguration, ...





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