Topic: Alumni

Seven U. alums named to Forbes list

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Seven U. alums named to Forbes list

January 29, 2017 0 comments

Seven Brown alumni were named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list, chosen for their accomplishments in the fields of entrepreneurship, science and finance.

Will Murphy ’17 and Yale student Derek Lo co-founded Py, an educational mobile app that offers courses on various coding languages, as well as subjects in the sciences and humanities. The app is geared to retain learners through its game-like platform and has received raving reviews so far.

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Murphy ’17 co-develops new app to teach programming

October 18, 2016 0 comments

Massive Open Online Courses, frequently called MOOCs, overwhelmingly fail to retain the vast majority of people who enroll in them, said Will Murphy ’17.

The alumni interview program is responsible for more than 30,000 annual interviews conducted by 9,000 interviewers. Management of the program recently shifted from Alumni Relations to the Office of Admissions.

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Alumni interview guidelines hard to uphold

September 23, 2016 0 comments

In February, then-high school senior Matt Sarafa posted a YouTube video recounting a disturbing interaction with his Brown alumni interviewer.

Alum gains funding for water purification system company

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Alum gains funding for water purification system company

September 23, 2016 0 comments

CEO of HMSolution Margaret Lengerich SCMIM’13 was awarded $50,000 Sept. 12 by the Slater Technology Fund for her water purification technology company.

Brown athletes realize Olympic aspirations

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Brown athletes realize Olympic aspirations

September 12, 2016 0 comments

Among the over 11,000 athletes at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were four who have called Brown their home.

Alums coach American athletes at Rio Games

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Alums coach American athletes at Rio Games

September 12, 2016 0 comments

As Brown graduates, Jimmy Pedro ’94 and Luke McGee ’01 could have pursued any number of successful career paths.

Peter Balakian, Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor in Humanities; Professor of English; Director of Creative Writing.

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In conversation: Peter Balakian PhD’80

April 26, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Peter Balakian PhD’80 was recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for “Ozone Journal.”

In conversation: Kathryn Schulz ’96

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In conversation: Kathryn Schulz ’96

April 26, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Kathryn Schulz ’96, a staff writer for the New Yorker, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.

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Hillary Clinton advisor connects women’s rights, foreign policy

April 19, 2016 0 comments

Jennifer Klein ’87, senior advisor to Hillary Clinton and adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law Center, spoke at the School of Public Health Thursday.

Alums’ reactions to campus activism divided

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Alums’ reactions to campus activism divided

March 9, 2016 0 comments

Amidst recent activism, alums have looked on at a University very different than the one they knew when they walked through the Van Wickle Gates.