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Claire Gianotti


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Gianotti ’13: Giving to Brown

As the time for graduation draws near, the class of 2013 is asked to give a senior gift — and this is only the beginning of those relentless mailings and emails. As alums and possibly parents of Brown students, we will annually receive the same request. The assumption is that we want to sustain and ...

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Gianotti ’13: Less Facebook, more face time

It’s an agonizing decision. To friend? Or not to friend? Facebook is the new flirting frontier, and the decision to make the move to solidify a virtual friendship is a crucial first step in establishing communication with your crush. It shouldn’t be. Nowadays it seems we spend more time clicking ...

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Gianotti '13: When tragedy strikes

In ancient times, a natural disaster was often thought of as a collective punishment from the gods. Whether that punishment was just was irrelevant. It was served. Mankind today is an Olympian force of 6.9 billion strong and growing. Climate scientists tell us we are the cause of massive changes in ...

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Gianotti '13: What makes a Brown student?

The Brunonian ethos is grounded in a sense of individuality. Our education both in and out of the classroom is very much our own prerogative. We choose our courses from a plethora of options, restricted by nothing except the occasional capped course. The same goes for the student activities and organizations ...

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Gianotti '13: How to default on the University arms race

In 1880 Lincoln Field was just a swamp. Over 130 years later, Augustus has conquered it, and it is now central to our campus, serving thousands of students every year. Brown is growing and always has been. Just in the next few years, for instance, the University will continue to creep its way up Thayer ...

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Gianotti '13: We take care of our own

Aristotle maintains that we humans are special. That is, we aren't here on earth just to be, we are here to live a good life. We are meant to be happy. The New York Times published an op-ed Sept. 28 by Richard Easterlin entitled "When Growth Outpaces Happiness." It discussed an unsettling finding - ...

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Gianotti '13: Respect, just a little bit

At the Democratic National Convention this year, former president Bill Clinton appeared a true statesman, urging a ceasefire to this country's bipartisan politics. With great finesse, he effectively appealed to Americans' deepest frustrations with a legislative government that seems to have been rendered ...

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