• Ruihong Jiang

    witness windows

    looking at construction, envisioning a space of belonging

    February 7, 2020
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    I descended four stories below ground. I wasn’t in a basement—at least, it wasn’t a basement yet. I was in the rectangular pit between Angell Street and Olive Street, a pit that will eventually be Brown’s Performing Arts Center. With me stood John Cooke, a program manager in Brown’s Facilities Management department, and Mike Kotuby, […]

    the art of the book

    or, a defense of non-essential coursework

    January 31, 2020
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    Who knows anything about necessity? Not me.   Imagine this: It’s last semester, and this campus is your oyster. You feel like you’ve really figured some stuff out since freshman year—what you want to concentrate in, who your friends are, how to manage time, and so on. You’re abundantly ready for—scare quotes—the rest of your […]

    brown rice purity test

    how much do you really go to brown?

    November 22, 2019
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