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The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Sedaris talk pretty yesterday

David Sedaris wants to hear your jokes — the raunchier the better. "Don't be afraid of a filthy joke," he told his audience at the Brown Bookstore Wednesday night. "It can't be too dirty for me."

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Arts & Culture

BUGS' 'Pirates' is a swashbuckling success

A Gilbert and Sullivan show, when done right, is pure fluff — a delightfully absurd piece of entertainment that invites the audience to laugh without asking them to think too hard. Brown University Gilbert and Sullivan's production of "The Pirates of Penzance," running in Alumnae Hall through Sunday, ...

The Setonian
Arts & Culture

Professors shimmy into spotlight

There's something vaguely disconcerting about seeing the professors you know and respect dressed in fancy suits and spangled dresses, whirling around on the dance floor — for the first 10 minutes, you long for the comfort of chalk-dusted blazers and lecture halls.

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University News

Simmons named to Smithsonian council

President Ruth Simmons has been named to the Council for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, an advisory board that will oversee the direction and administration of the museum as it prepares to open in 2015, the museum announced Monday.

The Setonian
Higher Ed

ProPo buys 92 BlackBerry phones

The Providence Police Department is unleashing a new weapon in the fight against crime — the BlackBerry Curve. According to a Nov. 30 press release from the Office of the Chief of Police, 92 supervisory staff members have been issued the phones as part of a "long-term strategy of putting real-time ...

The Setonian
University News

New device makes cell phones a safety device

Brown students, faculty and staff can now activate their cell phones for use as portable security devices, thanks to the Department of Public Safety's recent launch of Rave Guardian, a software system designed to protect registered users across campus.Rave Guardian, made by Rave Wireless, Inc., provides ...

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