According to a UCS update on wtf*Brown, Brown has begun a contract with Adobe to provide free Adobe Creative Cloud to all Brown students. The acquisition was announced by Ravi Pendse, Vice President for Computing and Information Services and Chief Information Officer, at Wednesday’s UCS General Body Meeting.
Adobe Creative Cloud includes a range of graphic design, video editing, photography, and web development software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, After Effects, and Dreamweaver. Adobe’s subscription-based service, Creative Cloud, costs $19/mo for students, and the full, non-subscription Adobe CS6 suite costs upwards of $999 (for the ~master collection~).
Just imagine. For free, you will soon be able to Photoshop yourself riding a giraffe wearing a top hat, animate that work of art in Flash, make a life-size poster in InDesign, and then make a Dreamweaver site dedicated to your friendship with said giraffe! Fonts! Brushes! Effects! The possibilities are endless!
Details about the service are pending, but CIS hopes to make the full creative suite available to students in a couple weeks.
Image via Timmy Jeng ’18.
Aaron Fitzsenry, Assistant Chef of BUDS and revered culinary ally of BlogDH, has done it again. Next Sunday, February 8 at 3 p.m., Chef Fitzsenry is leading a FREE pasta cooking class in the Ratty Bakeshop. Whether you find yourself culinarily-inclined, or simply eager to learn a new skill to impress your roommates with, this afternoon in the kitchen will undoubtedly be informative and delicious.
Secure a spot for the upcoming class by filling out this form. If you do not get selected for this first course, don’t be discouraged – there will be four classes this semester, and your name will remain on the list for the following classes if the pasta gods are not in your favor this time.
Ben & Jerry’s is giving us one more thing to be excited about this week: FREE ice cream. Although the weather forecast for today is less than ideal for enjoying your cone outside on the Green, free is free. From 12-8 p.m. you can line up on Thayer to get yourself a complimentary cone. Before you ask: No, Ben & Jerry’s did not plan this around Spring Week. Weirdly enough, it’s a nation-wide thing that’s been happening since 1979, and just has super fortuitous timing this year. Spring has sprung!
Does the impending sprint to the end of the semester have you feeling unusually serious? Do you just wish that there could be a little more humor in your life (besides BlogDH, obviously)? Well, you’re in luck. This Friday and Saturday, Brown will be hosting its second annual Comedy Conference in Granoff. So forget about that homework
you had no intention of doing anyway, and come laugh your ass off with some great comedians!
Friday’s lineup includes student performances at 7 p.m. from our very own Brown Stand-Up Comics and Starla & Sons, in addition to groups visiting from Wesleyan, Skidmore, and Emerson. Following that, comedian Brody Stevens will be performing at 9:30 p.m. with a special appearance from Brown alum Jordan Carlos ’03. (Fun fact: he’s been on Guy Code and The Colbert Report. Jealous.) Brody Stevens, who hails from the San Fernando Valley, got his own show, Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! on Comedy Central after its success as a series of shorts on HBO.
If you’re still looking for more laughs on Saturday, not to worry. The day kicks off with a panel on breaking into the industry at 3 p.m. featuring various comedians, including alums Chris Duffy ’09 (You’re the Expert), Caroline Martin ’11 (The PIT), Max Godnick ’13 (CMT), and, again, Jordan Carlos. At 7 p.m., more student groups will be performing including Brown’s IMPROVidence and Out of Bounds. Finally, 9:30 p.m. will bring The Stepfathers, a premier group of veteran improvers from NYC, to the stage.
The Eventbrite page, where you get your tickets, will go live at 11:59 p.m. on April 1. And guess what? All the events are free.