The Legend of Professor Josiah Carberry


On an otherwise average day in 1929, an unusual note appeared on a bulletin board in University Hall. 
“On Thursday evening at 8:15 in Sayles Hall J. S. Carberry will give a lecture on Archaic Greek Architectural Revetments in Connection with Ionian Philology,” the note read. “For tickets …

On an otherwise average day in 1929, an unusual note appeared on a bulletin board in University Hall. 
“On Thursday evening at 8:15 in Sayles Hall J. S. Carberry will give a lecture on Archaic Greek Architectural Revetments in Connection with Ionian Philology,” the note read. “For tickets …

Apart from the occasional study session in the Willis Reading Room, many students have not visited the …

What the Hay hides: exploring the Special Collections

Apart from the occasional study session in the Willis Reading Room, many students have not visited the …

Asking students on campus what nickname they prefer for the building on Vartan Gregorian Quadrangle will yield two answers. Some — the youngsters — call it “Greg.” Their older counterparts, on the other hand, say “New Dorm.” And there’s no love lost between these two camps.
“It’s Greg. …

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs unveiled a new large-scale portraiture series created by Mary Beth Meehan titled “Seeing Silicon Valley” during an Oct. 14 artist talk hosted by Sarah Baldwin, Watson Institute communications specialist. The series is being sponsored by the …

Bendicksen ’22: Ditch the Hospital Merger, Brown

The University is planning to sink at least $125 million over five years into a hospital mega-merger that, if approved, would effectively monopolize inpatient care in Rhode Island. It’s a huge deal that could have serious consequences for the cost and quality of health care in the state. So why isn’t …

Editorial: Brown Dining is broken. Our workers deserve better.

Brown Dining Services is broken. As recent reporting has revealed, staff at campus dining halls are suffering due to overwork, communication failures and disorganized management. Our workers deserve better. They deserve a University that acknowledges their struggles, at the very least, and commits to …

Han ’23: Why didn’t I love Squid Game?

It was a Friday night. I was in a familiar state — too tired to go out, too awake to go to sleep and far too lazy to get a head start on my readings for next week. Right then, my phone flashed with a notification from Netflix. Something called “Squid Game” had just been released.

Barnett ’24: How NFTs are democratizing the art world

Non-fungible tokens, or “NFTs,” are unique images or gifs stored on a digital ledger called a blockchain. To put it more simply, they are files combined with proof of ownership — a digital deed of sorts — and they are the hottest new thing to hit the art world.

University reopens indoor dining

The University will reopen indoor dining Friday following a drop in COVID-19 cases among students, after temporarily moving to take-out only dining in response to a spike, according to a Wednesday evening email from Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy.

Afeyan and Jha discuss mRNA technology in webinar

Noubar Afeyan, co-founder and chairman of the board of Moderna and founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, joined Ashish Jha, dean of the University’s School of Public Health, in a virtual conversation Thursday afternoon. 

Brains, blood, Bunnies at Brown

Mona Awad MFA ’14 was working at a bookstore when she decided to apply to Brown’s selective Literary Arts MFA program. She tried to write between shifts, but found she did not have enough time to dedicate to her craft. “I just applied to Brown and to one other school, and I got into Brown, so …

What drives Lotus Pepper: College Hill’s Vietnamese food truck

Around lunchtime on Waterman Street on any given weekday, a cluster of students crowd the sidewalk, all of them awaiting the same thing: a meal from the Lotus Pepper food truck. Since 2013, the family-run eatery on wheels has been bringing Vietnamese home cooking to Providence’s East Side. 

The Providence Athenaeum serves community for 200 years

Visited by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Sarah Helen Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Providence Athenæum, founded in 1836, is one of just 21 member-funded libraries still open in the U.S. The Providence Library Company and original Providence Athenæum combined their collections and dissolved …

Brown students create Pointz app for safer bike, scooter routing

Pointz, an app created and run by Brown students, aims to revolutionize biking and scooter riding in cities across the country as a “a safety-focused mapping app” which provides “bike-friendly routing” based on crowdsourced feedback on local roads and paths from other riders, according to a …

Students share experiences of off-campus break-ins

College Hill saw nine larcenies and one burglary this September, according to DPS data. In September 2020, there were four larcenies and two burglaries; in 2019, there were three burglaries and 20 larcenies, while in 2018 there was one burglary and six larcenies.

XC’s Griffin McCauley ’22 takes fifth at New England Championships

Cross country runner Griffin McCauley ’22 took fifth place in the New England XC Championships last Saturday in Boston. He finished the eight-kilometer race with a time of 24:57.4, narrowly beating out teammate Miles Mullins ’25, who had a time of 24:58.9. McCauley and Mullins placed fifth and sixth, …

Football secures first win of season over Colgate

The football team (1-3) snapped its losing skid and secured its first win of the season Saturday with a resounding 31-10 victory over Colgate University (2-4) at Brown Stadium. Bruno’s offense and defense fired on all cylinders as the Bears set season-bests in passing yards, fumbles forced and yards …

Women’s soccer defeats Princeton 3-1 in showdown of Ivy powerhouses

The women’s soccer team (8-3, 3-0 Ivy) dominated Princeton (9-2-1, 2-1 Ivy) Saturday at home in a key victory over an Ivy League rival that had been on the brink of the national top 25. With this game, the Bears have now won four straight games, including all three Ivy League contests.

Men’s soccer falls to Princeton 3-1

The men’s soccer team (3-6, 1-1 Ivy) took its first conference loss of the season against Princeton (5-5, 2-0 Ivy) Saturday at Stevenson-Pincince Field. In the 30th minute, defender Will Crain ’22 sent a blazing cross through the box that midfielder Kojo Dadzie ’24 headed in for the early Bruno …

Athletes, administrators discuss COVID return-to-play policy

Due to concerns about the cardiovascular health of student-athletes following COVID-19 infection, the University has implemented a seven-day reentry period for athletes, a process aimed to ease them back into high-intensity competition and ensure that they are physically ready to return.

summer on the balaton [feature]

The CIA has a categorization of languages listed in order of how long it would take the average American to learn to speak them. At the bottom are languages …