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Will Kubzansky is a senior staff writer for University News covering admission, financial aid and the athletics department. He is a sophomore concentrating in either history or political science, from Washington, D.C. In his free time, he likes to talk politics, TikTok, and the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.

Articles by Will Kubzansky (42)

A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

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A ‘waiting game’: life on Brown’s waitlist during an uncertain admissions season

July 26, 2021 0 comments

For the vast majority of applicants to the University, regular admission notifications conclude a months-long waiting game, providing a definitive answer at the end of their college process.

Campus tours will resume in the fall, and the University plans to have more weekend events and outreach from the Office of Admission.

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Admission office plans to return to pre-pandemic tour, travel policy

July 11, 2021 0 comments

The University’s Office of Admission will resume in-person campus tours and some high school visits this fall, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell and an email to the student body from Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 last month.

As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years

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As masks come down, respiratory illness goes up among first-years

June 29, 2021 4 comments

As students take off their masks, an unwelcome hallmark of pre-pandemic life on campus has made its return: non-COVID-19 illnesses sweeping across College Hill.

Online offerings include opportunities to meet other potential first year students, conversations with professors and a virtual tour of a Minecraft model of College Hill.

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Admitted students turn to Zoom and ‘Bruniverse’ to learn about University in place of ADOCH

May 1, 2021 2 comments

As Tuesday’s deadline to commit to the class of 2025 nears, the University is utilizing a variety of online resources to convince admitted students to come to College Hill in the fall. In years past, events for admitted students in the month of April — known in admissions as “yield programming” […]

From tailored canvas to Nike swooshes: diving into sports uniforms at Brown

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From tailored canvas to Nike swooshes: diving into sports uniforms at Brown

April 28, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League, technically, is a Division I conference. In most ways, though, it’s hard to compare the University to a Power Five conference school. Games typically air on ESPN’s streaming service instead of on cable.

Sean Park (pictured above) said that the day he got into Brown last week was one of the “happiest of (his) life.”

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Newly-admitted students describe joy, difficult choices following Brown acceptances

April 15, 2021 0 comments

As Da-Young Kim opened her status update in the University’s applicant portal April 6, she prepared for the hallmark of Ivy Day disappointment: a message on white letterhead that read “we regret to inform you.”

Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

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Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

April 8, 2021 5 comments

As the University finishes its first admission cycle with a test-optional policy, implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of student voters advocated for the University to make the policy permanent on a recent referendum on the Undergraduate Council of Students’ spring election ballot. 

Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

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Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

April 6, 2021 6 comments

The University extended offers of admission to 1,652 students tonight, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to a record-low of 5.4 percent, according to Dean of Admissions Logan Powell.

Spontaneous Facetimes, Zoom silences and broken records: Admission officers describe creating next year’s class from home

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Spontaneous Facetimes, Zoom silences and broken records: Admission officers describe creating next year’s class from home

April 1, 2021 0 comments

Admission officers make the case to high schoolers as to why they should apply to the University. The grueling work all serves a larger goal: attracting, admitting and yielding an incoming first-year class.

The judge wrote that the plaintiffs did not cite evidence showing contractual agreement for the University to provide in-person instruction.

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Court rules University students will not get tuition refund for spring 2020

March 18, 2021 2 comments

University students do not have the right to a tuition refund from the spring semester of 2020, a federal court in Rhode Island ruled earlier this month.

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