Topic: open curriculum

Open Curriculum at 50

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Open Curriculum at 50

May 24, 2019 0 comments

Amid the sunny celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open curriculum that took place earlier this month, it can be hard to remember how much controversy the original proposals for curricular reform brought to campus.

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

Op-eds, Opinions

Foster ’19: Brown shouldn’t be harder. The open curriculum wasn’t meant for that.

April 24, 2019 0 comments

I was surprised to read Aidan Calvelli’s ’19 opinion in last Friday’s Herald.

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

Columns, Opinions

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Last week, I read a column in The Herald titled “Brown is hard. It should be harder,” which advocated for intensified grading practices on campus.

Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

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Schmidt ’21: Branch-out, don’t STEM-out

March 8, 2019 0 comments

We don’t have all the answers when we first get to college. For most students who intend to concentrate in STEM fields, the difficulty level of academics increases exponentially from high school to college.

Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

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Johnson ’20: Don’t overlook the humanities

December 4, 2018 0 comments

In 2016, Ugur Cetintemel, a professor of computer science and the department’s chair, described in a Herald article that one in five current undergraduates will have taken a computer science course before graduation. 

Rashid Zia ’01 named Dean of the College

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Rashid Zia ’01 named Dean of the College

June 24, 2018 0 comments

When Rashid Zia ‘01 graduated from the University with degrees in both English and engineering, he could not have known that he would one day become Dean of the College.

Columns, Opinions

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.

Savello ’18: Is STEM growth hurting the humanities?

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Savello ’18: Is STEM growth hurting the humanities?

November 19, 2017 0 comments

In 2017, 144 Brown students — 7.7 percent of the Class of 2017 — graduated with computer science degrees.

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.

Columns

Steinman ’19: DPLL courses enhance open curriculum

April 22, 2016 0 comments

I urge the administration to consider a change that would ensure that every student graduates with a broadened perspective of the world.