Topic: Alumni

Students rallied on the Main Green on Wednesday to commemorate the 1968 black student walkout. From there, they walked to the Slavery Memorial on the Quiet Green and later the Pembroke campus.

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

December 7, 2018 0 comments
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On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout.

The documentary on renowned Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (pictured above) was directed by Jane Magnusson ’92.

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Granoff Center hosts first U.S. screening of Bergman documentary

December 6, 2018 0 comments

Students gathered in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts’ Martinos Auditorium Tuesday for the first U.S. showing of “Bergman — A Year in a Life.”

William Tong ’95 won the general election by a margin of 5.7 percent. Tong previously served as a Connecticut state representative, during which he championed bills for gun control and criminal justice reform.

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Tong ’95 elected Connecticut’s first Asian-American attorney general

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In the early hours of Nov. 16, William Tong ’95 won the race to be Connecticut’s attorney general. Tong will be Connecticut’s first-ever Asian-American constitutional officer, the country’s second Asian-American state attorney general and the first elected Chinese-American state attorney general. 

After working in the alumni office from 1989 to 1996,  Shaindlin returns to the University as vice president of alumni relations.

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Shaindlin ’86 appointed vice president of alumni relations

November 7, 2018 0 comments

The University named Andrew Shaindlin ’86 as the next vice president of alumni relations effective Dec. 3. In this position, Shaindlin will be responsible for managing and leading the alumni office and acting as the liaison between the University and the Brown Alumni Association.

President Emeritus Ruth Simmons was presented with the inaugural Black Legacy Award. Throughout Saturday afternoon, alums attended panels and workshops focused on ameliorating racial and economic inequalities.

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Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

September 23, 2018 0 comments

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill.

Andrew Yang ’96 concentrated in economics and political science. After graduating, Yang founded his own company, Venture for America, an organization that helps entrepreneurs create jobs in cities.

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Alum makes 2020 presidential bid

April 13, 2018 0 comments

When Andrew Yang ’96 was on College Hill, his life revolved around three activities: Taekwondo, working out and playing video games.

John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

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John Krasinski’s ’01 ‘A Quiet Place’ makes little noise

April 10, 2018 0 comments

In the first scene of “A Quiet Place,” the new film from actor and director John Krasinski ’01, a family tiptoes around an abandoned general store to gather a few necessities.

Deborah DeBare ’83, the new senior deputy director at the NNEDV, began her work on the issue of domestic violence while she was studying at Brown.

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Brown alum to fight domestic violence at national level

April 8, 2018 0 comments

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has hired Deborah DeBare ’83 as its new senior deputy director. She has served as the executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 23 years.

“Upon looking more deeply, one sees anguish and frustration” in Díaz’s work, said Steven Bloomfield, associate director of the Watson Institute.

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Exhibit explores migration, displacement

April 8, 2018 0 comments

A distinctive combination of visual metaphors, color and depth underlies the “Silenced Voices” exhibition, which is currently on display at The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

The Artemis Project was created to maintain girls’ interest in STEM. The free math and science courses aim to impact students’ college futures.

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Artemis Project makes STEM accessible to underrepresented genders

February 23, 2018 0 comments

Over 20 years ago, Laurie Kardos ’98 and Jesse Marmon ’97 founded The Artemis Project while they were undergraduates in the computer science department.