Topic: history

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

April 19, 2019 0 comments

On April 1, The Herald reported that the University suspended its terminal master’s in history. That program had offered a year-long opportunity to earn a master’s degree for students not previously enrolled at the University; now, outside applicants cannot receive a standalone master’s in history degree from Brown.

Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman presented yesterday.

University News

Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday.

Nellie Gorbea advocated for moving the RI Archives from its current location on Westminster Street to a plot of land across from the State House.

Metro, News

Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records.

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

Columns, Opinions

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 0 comments

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

News, Science & Research

Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 0 comments

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University’s honoring of Page, Robinson an important step

September 25, 2018 0 comments

On Saturday, Sept. 22, during the University’s 2018 Black Alumni Reunion weekend, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced the renaming of the heavily frequented, six-story administrative building formerly called J. Walter Wilson to Page-Robinson Hall.

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

Op-eds, Opinions

Kupetz ’19.5: In defense of the Brown Incarceration Initiative

September 19, 2018 0 comments

When The Herald published my article, “In Favor of the Brown Incarceration Initiative,” alongside Jeremy Pontbriant’s beautiful article, “A Testament to the Power of Education in Prison,” a few weeks back, I did not expect to write this reply.

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: University prison education initiative needs to re-evaluate purpose

September 19, 2018 0 comments

To the Editor: A simple online search reveals that Jeremy Pontbriant, author of a recent Herald op-ed, and the subject of another, is incarcerated until at least 2030 for murder.

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

Arts & Culture

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 0 comments

Though black opera singer and Providence native Sissieretta Jones was the highest paid black performer of her time, she passed away in relative obscurity 85 years ago, leaving an unmarked grave. This weekend, bookstore Stages of Freedom will change that.

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

News, University News

University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.