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Barbara D. Chernow ’79 will head up much of Brown's non-academic operations as the new vice president for finance and administration.

Two Brown alumni assume high-ranking academic appointments: Junius Gonzales ’80 will be the next senior vice president for academic affairs at UNC while Case Western Reserve University gets a new vice president of research: Suzanne Rivera ’91.

The personal is political with in-demand Democratic ad man Mark Putnam ’86.

Swearing in turned high-tech for new US ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Suzi LeVine ’93.

Attracting more women and minorities to the STEM fields takes mentorship, says computer scientist—and former mentee—Mary Fernandez ’87 ’89 ScM.

Explore the legacy of the Dark Room Collective, a group co-founded by Thomas Sayers Ellis ’95 MFA that nurtured black writers and artists like Kevin Young ’96 MFA for over a decade.

Swagbucks is set to reward users with even more bucks now that Chuck Davis ’82 is its CEO.

Thirty years of cancer and a compromised immune system won’t keep Annie Rachele Lanzillotto ’86—otherwise known as Grandma—away from the throngs at Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding.


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Commencement 2014: It was a joyous celebration of Brown’s 246th Commencement, its 250th year, reunions from the 5th to the 75th, the rare occasion when all honorary degrees went to Brunonians, and probably the first time you heard the word semiquincentennial in casual conversation.

The exchange continues: President Paxson delivered Tougaloo’s commencement address last month and later spoke with its president, Beverly Wade Hogan, about Brown’s half-century partnershipwith the historically black college in Mississippi.

Vicki Leigh Colvin, a distinguished professor of chemistry and vice provost for research at Rice University, will become Brown’s 12th provost, while (Brown) Professor of History and Judaic Studies Maud Mandel will become the next dean of the College.

Brown and several local organizations are teaming up with the City of Providence to help upgrade Thayer Street, the heart of College Hill.

If pathologist Jonathan Kurtis’ pioneering vaccine is successful, it will cage the deadly malaria parasite in the red blood cells before it can multiply.

Professor of political science Ashutosh Varshney calls the victory of a conservative tea seller’s son over the Congress party an electoral revolution. What’s next?

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