To whom do the literati of College Hill twerk it out when the day is done? We’ve not yet managed to hack into President Christina Paxson’s Spotify account (doesn’t exist), but it doesn’t hurt to dream about what she might be listening to whilst blocking out Divest Coal screaming outside her window. Without further ado, here are some spirit-playlists from Brown University’s campus personalities, assembled from ten minutes hours of drunken careful deliberation. Disclaimer: absolutely no evidence exists to suggest that any of these people listen to any of this shit.
1. Dean of the College Katherine Bergeron
Lord knows this chick like to get funky. If you’ve had the pleasure of listening to her exquisite interpretations of French chanson, you know KBerge is packing some serious musicality under that asymmetrical hairdo. Her departure this December will leave a gaping wound in the collective booty of Brown University.
- 212 – Azealia Banks
- Goodies – Ciara
- Lip Gloss – Lil’ Mama
- Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
- Pass That Dutch – Missy Elliott
2. President Christina Paxson
Before she took the reigns in University Hall, CPax was tearing it up down at Princeton as professor of economics and dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. A leading scholar in her field, the queen bee of College Hill has some skillz with the billz. You bring the merlot, she’s got the long-term models for sustainable development.
- $100 Bill – Jay-Z
- Money Trees – Kendrick Lamar
- Mo Money Mo Problems – The Notorious B.I.G.
- Bills Bills Bills – Destiny’s Child
- Gold Digger – Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx
3. Professor of Comparative Literature Arnold Weinstein
Anyone who sat in on his lecture on Oedipus Rex understands the overwhelming humanity throbbing beneath this man’s snappy suits. When he’s not teaching Scandinavian poetry or making his case for literature as the evidence of human subjectivity, you know Arnold is curled up with Kafka, exploring the soundscapes of these fellow innovators.
- Hyperballad – Björk
- Pyramids – Frank Ocean
- Cheerleader – St. Vincent
- Every Single Night – Fiona Apple
- I Never Learnt To Share – James Blake
Take one look at those nimble, card-swiping fingers, and you know Gail is a lady of serious taste – and the moves to match. Rumbling beneath that hunter green frock is the ultimate mixmaster, waiting to tear up the floor with the baddest beats (and the gentlest demeanor) at club near you.