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Fortunate circumstances

"I feel like we're at a standstill." That's what a friend said to me over a mid-semester coffee break. Since freshman year we had shared our Brown lives over weekly dinners and e-mail chains, four years of new classes, semesters abroad and summer jobs up and down the East coast. Then here we were, just ...

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Mezcla shows its flavor in "Our Rhythm, Nuestra Sabor"

Most Brunonians probably haven't seen a color guard since high school football games, and never as part of a tango performance. But Brown's Latino performing arts troupe, Mezcla - "mix" in Spanish - mixed traditional mariachi with Shakira's music, spoken word with acrobatics and flag corps with tango ...

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Students answer the call

Up until the 1950s, Brown - which has historic ties to the Baptist church - produced "tons of Baptist clergy," said University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson. Now, up to four dozen Brown graduates in each class pursue religious occupations encompassing many faiths.

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'Accidental President' Cardoso returns to Brazil

While studying for political science exams, students may turn to textbooks to brush up on dependency theory, a framework of international relations which argues that poorer developing nations are economically exploited by wealthier developed nations. But more resourceful students could arrange office ...

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Iranian author Ravanipour takes refuge at Brown

Iranian author Moniro Ravanipour was too scared to shower when she was in Germany for a writers' conference in 2001. Soon after she arrived, her husband called to tell her Iranian authorities opposed the conference. She feared they might have installed secret cameras in her hotel bathroom and would ...

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Stewart '88 gives "The Most" advice

While making copies at an MTV office, a researcher complained aloud that she did not graduate from Wesleyan University to do such menial work. Alison Stewart '88 looked at her and demanded 60 copies.

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Disagreement over solutions for Darfur crisis at conference

The international community remains unwilling to take action to end the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region despite "three World Trade Centers' worth of death occur(ing) each month," said Eric Reeves, a Sudan expert and professor of English language and literature at Smith College, during this weekend's ...

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