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Corrine Szczesny ’14: Nature

“All such places—those that we can see in one sweep of the eye or traverse with our moving legs—anchor and locate even as they also resist and repel.  More than this: they lend to their inhabitants (that is, people, and animals and things of many kinds) their own distinctive identities.  Only ask where you are or have been, and I will be able to say much about who you are” (Casey 1998, 44).

Blog posts by the students of Claudia Moser’s class ARCH 1764: 25 Things! 250 Years of Brown’s Material Past.

Catherine Teitz ’14: Classical Statues of Brown University

Two classical statues – often misidentified, confused, and abused – have watched over campus life since they were dedicated more than 100 years ago. Marcus Aurelius and Caesar Augustus guard their greens, providing a block for studying students to lean against and an elevated platform to advertise everything from events to holidays. These statues, modeled on Roman originals, were gifts of Moses Brown Ives Goddard, class of 1854. Continue reading