Commencement Magazine 2015

William Janover: A new kind of school spirit

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Brown has found itself atop many rankings lists, some more useful than others. None of those rankings, however, would ever deem us a spirited student body.

Liliana Sykes: A tour of home

Liliana Sykes: A tour of home

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We all chose Brown for different reasons, but we stay Brunonians for the same reason — Brown is home.

Andrew Kaplan: To an old house on Angell Street

Andrew Kaplan: To an old house on Angell Street

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As I sit writing this at my kitchen table, a housemate walks into the room and sits down next to me. “How do you define religion?” he asks.

Editors’ note

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This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2015Here we are: Commencement. The capitalization seems unnecessary. We are always ending and starting anew, every day of the week — we know this already. But Commencements and commencements are not events we take for granted. For many of us, graduating […]

In memoriam: Mark St. Louis

In memoriam: Mark St. Louis

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Friends and peers of Mark St. Louis ’15, who died July 18, 2014, honor the lasting impact he had during his time at Brown.

In memoriam: Dana Dourdeville

In memoriam: Dana Dourdeville

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Friends and peers of Dana Dourdeville ’15, who died Dec. 31, 2013, honor the lasting impact he had during his time at Brown.

Senior Orators: Michelle Bailhe

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For Michelle Bailhe, a Brown education is not about racking up accomplishments but rather about learning how to question.

Senior Orators: Lucas Johnson

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Johnson’s talk — entitled “School Spirit” — will focus on how his experiences at Brown have shaped his outlook on education’s value.

Breaking down classroom walls

Breaking down classroom walls

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The University is engaged in making outside-the-classroom experiences an integrated part of undergraduate learning.

Fighting for safe spaces

Fighting for safe spaces

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Within the next few years, most of the students who protested former New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly’s scheduled lecture will graduate.