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Brown Sued Over Collusion To Limit Financial Aid

How does the joke go? “In God we trust, all others pay cash.” Maybe Brown should change its motto from In Deo Speramus to Caveat Emptor. In a recently filed federal lawsuit, Brown University has been accused of colluding with several other universities in making admissions decisions “with regard to the financial circumstances of students …

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Yours For $10

Brownzilla’s relentless march to the sea continues and some of their excess inventory is now on the market for cheap. The catch? You will have to move it. Soon, returning alumni (a.k.a donors) will no longer recognize the extended, eclectic streetscape and homey scale that caused them to choose Providence over Hartford, New Haven, or …

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Very Tall Man At Granoff

(4.25) Brown University presents an evening with screenwriter Ian Maxtone-Graham and historian Ted Widmer. (We’ve written about Widmer before. Resumé includes: President Clinton speechwriter; Martin Van Buren rehabilitator; Lord Rockingham of Upper Crust fame.) The recipient of seven Emmy Awards, Maxtone-Graham (Class of ’83) will share observations from his work in television. He has written …

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Brown Folk Festival

(4.22) Brown University Folk Festival is hosting two days of music starting tonight at the Kasper Multipurpose Room. Saturday’s event includes stickers, posters, dancing, local food, and crafts vendors. The following bands may or may not be on the schedule. Geranium, The Move, Plastic Astronauts, • (One Dot), Hydrotrain, the sloth Free, noon to 6pm, …

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Nathaniel Philbrick Honored At Brown

(3.2) Nathaniel Philbrick’s “Mayflower” is one of my favorite books and will likely be the last word on the Pilgrims for some time. Such was my enthusiasm, that I subsequently picked up “Bunker Hill,” even though I wasn’t sure I needed an entire book on the subject, and it was equally fascinating. Philbrick has made …

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Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street between Thayer and Brown Streets. According the petition at that …

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‘Bach To The Future’ Marathon At Brown

(11.12) Give in to your fugue state. Community MusicWorks takes over Manning Chapel for their 4th annual 12-hour music marathon ‘Bach to the Future.’ This adventure features classical & non-traditional/experimental musicians from Providence and beyond, including the MusicWorks Collective musicians, who will be passing the baton of Bach from dusk ’til dawn. There will be …

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Someone Needs To Write A History Of Ted Widmer

Although . . . his story could make for a very terrible television show. (Mild-mannered historian by day/Perfumed fop-rocker by night!) Signed copies of Ted Widmer’s new book “Brown: The History of an Idea” are available at the Brown Bookstore. Thumbs up from Tony Horwitz so that’s all you need to know. “Through the wobbly …

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Historian Widmer At Athenaeum

(5.7) Brown marks the concluding month of the 250th Anniversary with the launch of Brown: The History of an Idea. Join historian Ted Widmer (a.k.a. Lord Rockingham), former assistant to President Clinton for Special Projects and former Director of the John Carter Brown Library, for insights and surprises from researching and writing this new history …

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It’s A Complex Weave At Granoff

Upon entering the ‘Complexity 2014’ exhibit at Brown you will see a small sign saying ‘Do not touch.’ It should be much, much bigger. I could have used an invisible dog fence or a personal minder slapping my hand away as it floated unbidden towards these shimmery scarves, wall hangings, and garments. Complex Weavers? Complex …

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‘The Lost Museum’ At Brown

A curious installation over at Brown University reifies the collection of a forgotten naturalist. A group of students, professors, and artists calling themselves “The Jenks Society for Lost Museums” has spent the past year researching the Jenks Museum, re-collecting scattered relics and remnants, and transforming words into rooms and fragments of curatorial description into spectral …

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‘Alumni Artists In Providence’ — Bell Gallery

A new exhibition “Going Nowhere: Alumni Artists in Providence” opens Friday with a reception at the Bell Gallery and runs through July 7th. The exhibition features six alumni artists who have chosen to live and work in Providence since graduating from Brown University. Notable for their commitment to the city’s distinctive creative community and for …

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OpenSignal At Granoff Friday And Saturday

The electronic music festival opensignal concludes its colloquium and concert series with a 2-day festival this Friday and Saturday at Granoff with performances by Brown University students and alumni, as well as local artists. opensignal is a collective of artists based in Providence, concerned with the state of gender and race in experimental electronic music …

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