Topic: Academics

102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 20, 2018 0 comments

One hundred and two members of the class of 2018 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society April 10, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an e-mail to The Herald.

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Mulligan ’19: Class of 2022: Is the open curriculum for you?

April 4, 2018 0 comments

As potential members of the class of 2022 ponder whether or not to accept Brown’s offer of admission, many of them will no doubt be swayed by the open curriculum.

Incoming first-years will read Matthew Desmond’s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City before coming to campus in the fall.

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Committee selects ‘Evicted’ as 2022 First Reading

April 1, 2018 0 comments

For over 10 years, the University has asked its incoming first-year students to read a book and engage in a seminar discussion before formally beginning classes in the fall.

Dean of the College Maud Mandel has been a part of the University since 1997. She will step down to become the 18th President of Williams College.

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Dean of College to serve as president of Williams

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Dean of the College Maud Mandel will step down as dean and serve as the 18th president of Williams College starting July 1, according to a March 13 University press release.

Students push for Southeast Asian studies development

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Students push for Southeast Asian studies development

February 26, 2018 0 comments

The Southeast Asian Studies Initiative is a fledgling student-led project with the goal of increasing academic visibility for Southeast Asia and its diasporas.

University produces most Fulbright scholars

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University produces most Fulbright scholars

February 22, 2018 0 comments

For the second consecutive year, the University has produced the largest number of Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education published Feb. 18.

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Savello ’18: Writing courses for all

February 4, 2018 0 comments

Imagine walking into a classroom full of 50 people vying for a spot in a 17-person class.

Approximately 20 students attended the CCC’s public forum on Monday. The University’s current drop date deadline is one of the latest in the Ivy League, but students expressed concerns about moving the date forward.

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CCC proposes moving drop deadline

October 17, 2017 0 comments

The CCC held a public forum in the Underground Oct. 16 to discuss putting a motion forward to change the drop deadline for undergraduate students.

Esemplare ’18: Why S/NC is failing us

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Esemplare ’18: Why S/NC is failing us

September 13, 2017 0 comments

When applying to colleges, the thing I liked most about Brown was its promise of academic freedom.

University survey sheds light on course dropping

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University survey sheds light on course dropping

April 25, 2017 0 comments

A study revealed that only a small number of students dropped courses ­— most of which were dropped without negative impact on a student’s academic path.