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Post- Magazine is publishedevery Thursday in the BrownDaily Herald. It covers books,
theater, music, lm, food, art,
and University culture aroundCollege Hill. Post- editorscan be contacted at email@example.com. Lettersare always welcome, and canbe either e-mailed or sent toPost- Magazine, 195 AngellStreet, Providence, RI 02906. We claim the right to editletters for style, clarity, andlength.
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Managing Editor of Features
Managing Editor of Arts &Culture
Managing Editor of Lifestyle
Arts & Culture Editors
Anita BadejoBen Resnik
Jen HarlanAlexa Trearchis
Chief Layout Editor
Contributing Editor Emerita
Julia Kantor Kristina Petersen
Lucas HuhCaroline BolognaBlake CecilNora TriceChris AndersonClaire LuchetteKathy Nguyen
Madeleine DenmanMarissa IlardiKirby LowensteinSheila SitaramCaroline WashburnKah Yangni
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
When Thomas Tisch invites you to vid-chat for “an important announcement regarding the University’s future leader-ship,” you say yes. So it was with supreme disappointment that, with a second note that came as unexpectedly as the
rst, Thomas spoiled the surprise.
Brown, meet Christina Paxson, your next president. Or, as Clay has taken to calling her, C-Pax™. We don’t know much about her, except what the BDH has told us. She’s the dean of Princeton’s prestigious Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations. She studies the economics of ageing. She’s the sister of a proud Brunonian. And then there’s this: In 2006, Paxson co-authored a paper arguing that taller people are, on average, smarter than their peers.
Them’s ghtin’ words. We at Post- would know. Last year, an editor offered his own controversial thesis about height:
“Dude, Brown girls are so tall.” Our mostly female staff fell silent, then rampant. “How could you say that?” “That’s just— so generalizing!” “False. Patently false.”I’m not sure why we take comments about our height, or lack of it, so personally. But we do. Post- has been accused, from time to time, of insensitivity to several groups on campus. But I can say, without any doubt, one thing: We value peopleof all heights. Social sciences be damned.
But perhaps now, in light of Paxson’s remarks, is as tting time as any to pay tribute to one of our tallest (and therefore
smartest) members: Julia Kantor, who is leaving us to complete her thesis. Julia joined the publication in the fall of 2009, a full year before yours truly knew what Post- was. She was one of the last
holdouts from the ancient regime—from a time when decisions were made, quite literally, in a smoke-lled room. Julia
has served as Copy Chief for the last two years, and Post- has been a better publication for it.So, as we welcome one tall woman to our midst, we say good-bye to another. Julia, you will be missed! Paxson, welcome to Brunonia.
Nobody puts these babies in a corner. Check out the dirty dancers of Fusion this weekend in their 29th Annual Spring Show: Friday at 8, Saturday at2 & 8, and Sunday at 2 in Alumnae Hall.