As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2013 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things the class has been up to. To this end, we are (re)starting a series, Last Call, featuring seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chain back here on Thursday!
Then + Now
People might know me as… The tall blonde girl who wears a lot of beanies and black.
In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… Obviously my friends. But also editing three issues of Facture Arts Journal, a biannual journal that features art criticism, art historical essays as well as student art. Continue Reading
According to the New York Times, Brown alum and current host of Up on MSNBC Chris Hayes ’01 will be replacing the boisterous Ed Shultz as the network’s host for its 8 p.m. hour starting this April.
Chris has seen his star rise at MSNBC since he first filled in for Keith Olberman back in 2010, when the currently unemployed anchor was suspended for violating the network’s employee ethics policy restricting political contributions. The violations were first brought to light in an article written by former Brown Daily Herald editor-in-chief Simmi Aujla ’09 for Politico. For the past year and a half, Chris anchored a weekend morning panel discussion show called Up, which received strong viewership and critical acclaim. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lauded the show as “the best news show on TV,” and BuzzFeed Politics proclaimed Up to be the “most interesting weekend political show in America.”
And hey, MSNBC, if y’all are taking nominations for replacement hosts for Up, we would highly recommend Professor Wendy Schiller. Not only would she be the perfect complement Melissa Harris-Perry’s show, she’s absolutely killer on television.
Here are a few highlights from Vol. 2 of our Humans of Brown University project! For all of this week’s humans, check out our HOBU Facebook album.
“If you had one superpower it would be?”
“I’d like to be my parents for a while, like for a day. You’d probably get a lot of wisdom.”
“I’m writing an article for Bluestockings on female graffiti artists.” Continue Reading
We’re gonna be honest with y’all: this week’s episode of Girls was a little strange. Besides the always-awesome one-liners from our girl Shosh, this episode (aptly named “Boys”) aired on the side of serious, focusing primarily on Ray’s life crisis and Adam’s breakup recovery. We struggled to find one particular idea/word to write about this week, so here are some brief thoughts on three subjects covered in last Sunday’s episode:
Brands of difficult (n.)
How it’s used in the show: Adam: “I’m a difficult person, everyone’s a difficult person. [Hannah] was accepting of my brand of difficult, she was okay with it.”
Let’s briefly address a thought that Adam (of all people, right?) proposed: the idea that we all have our own “brands of difficult.” Maybe our goal in life shouldn’t be to find the least difficult people to surround ourselves with, but to find those who accept our personal brand of difficult, and whose brand of difficult we can also handle. We all have our flaws—Tyra Banks would tell us these make us “flawesome” but, like, there’s nothing flawesome about the fact that we constantly leave our shoes directly in your walking path / leave dirty dishes in the sink / obsess over The Wire. The friends you make and keep are going to be the ones who will celebrate you at your best and stand by you at your worst. Continue Reading
Earlier today, the Brown Concert Agency posted a brief ticketing FAQ on its website outlining when Spring Weekend 2013 tickets will go on sale, as well as the number each student can purchase. From its site:
Q: When will tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets will go on sale starting at 8am on Monday, April 15. On this first day, Brown students only will be able to purchase 1 ticket each.
On Tuesday, April 16 at 8am, RISD students (and Brown faculty/staff) will be able to purchase 1 ticket, and Brown students will be able to purchase 1 additional ticket for guests.
From Wednesday, April 17 at 8am onwards, RISD and Brown students will be able to purchase a TOTAL of 3 tickets (one for themselves and up to two guests).
Its post also describes the process for a rain call (same as in past years — in case of a rainout, first-day tickets are guaranteed for Meehan, second- and third-day tickets are refunded), as well as an announcement that BSA is working on a “brand new ticketing system” as a means of preventing its website from crashing, which it has done in spectacular fashion each of the past few years. Let’s just hope we can spend April 15th kicking off a glorious Spring Week 2013, and not web-bashing the Birmingham Small Arms Company. Ya bish.