Big Blue Bear Greets Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Brown University Class of 2020! Hope you like this blue bear because it’s going to haunt your dreams every single day until you head back out those Van Wickles, even if that takes you five years. “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” is the title of this painted and lacquered cast bronze piece by Urs Fischer. I suppose …

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Towering Bear Sculpture Coming To Brown

How cool is this? Still in production, sculptor Nick Bibby’s “Indomitable” — the latest incarnation of Brown’s mascot, the Kodiak bear — is scheduled for installation this fall on the Ittleson Quad at the entrance of the Nelson Fitness Center on Hope Street. The towering bear, created by renowned wildlife sculptor Nick Bibby, is true …

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Bruno Holds Down The Fort

Boy, the Brown students sure picked the wrong week to go home for Christmas. First the Brown victory over PC and now this. Come back everybody, these snowballs* aren’t going to throw themselves. Fun fact: the first Brown University bear mascot — a live bear, in 1905 — was named Helen. *Primo stuff out there.

Yucky The Bear

Can I report a statue to the SPCA? It’s bad enough that this poor guy is wearing a collar like those wretched Russian circus bears, but he is clearly quite ill. The statue was donated to Brown University by Theodore Francis Green and is tucked away on Magee Street for fairly obvious reasons.

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