Remember that book that all of us freshmen bonded over our mutual dislike of? No, not Twilight. I’m talking about Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie Chang. People like to be down on the First Readings seminars, but try to think back to all the things you liked about Factory Girls: the deeply compelling stories of Min and Chunming, their adventures in and around Dongguan and the intertwining vignettes of Chinese history and the author’s own family story.
For those of you who haven’t seen the thousands of posters on bathrooms and bulletin boards already, Leslie Chang herself will be visiting campus tomorrow for a First Readings Lecture. She will be speaking about her difficulties writing the book, what she learned while writing it and the changes that have taken place in the characters’ lives and the Dongguan factory world since the book was published. This is an amazing opportunity to hear an author talk about her book in her own words, especially since it’s a book that we all read and put so much time and energy into thinking about. The lecture takes place tomorrow, Tuesday October 11, at 4 pm in Salomon 101.
The sprinklers on the Main Green are finally running! How’s that for a sure sign of summer? (Un)fortunately, the University seems to be much more interested in spraying passersby than watering the grass.
Photo courtesy of Natalia Nazarewicz
“Does the Moon look bigger than it usually does tonight?” Yes, in fact, it does. According to NASA, tonight’s Moon is a “super perigee moon,” which will be the biggest Moon since 1993. While it may not be even close to warm out tonight, this is definitely worth a late night Main Green trip.
While Snowpocalypse 2011 continues to make mobility difficult and socks wet, many students have taken this opportunity to make some really beautiful and intense snow creations all over campus. Arguably the most impressive of all these, however, is the igloo on the Main Green right outside Faunce. Learn about it’s builders and their design, plus more photos, after the jump. Continue Reading
Today, as many people know, is Veterans Day. Though this may mean different things to different people, and everyone will have their own way of understanding and possibly observing it, Brown is offering a ceremony for all. The ceremony will be starting at 12 noon and will go until 1:30 to “honor members of the Brown community who have served our country in times of war,” according to the events calendar. The ceremony will start at the flag pole on the Main Green. According to the events calendar, there will also be “a procession to Soldiers Arch to lay wreaths in tribute to their sacrifice.”