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The Legend of Professor Josiah Carberry

On an otherwise average day in 1929, an unusual note appeared on a bulletin board in University Hall.  “On Thursday evening at 8:15 in Sayles Hall J. S. Carberry will give a lecture on Archaic Greek Architectural Revetments in Connection with Ionian Philology,” the note read. “For tickets ...


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What the Hay hides: exploring the Special Collections

Apart from the occasional study session in the Willis Reading Room, many students have not visited the stacks and exhibitions that contain the library’s extensive collections. While the Hay stacks contain volumes that seem obscure, esoteric or even mystifying, recent curation efforts aim to create ...


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Is it Greg or New Dorm?

Asking students on campus what nickname they prefer for the building on Vartan Gregorian Quadrangle will yield two answers. Some — the youngsters — call it “Greg.” Their older counterparts, on the other hand, say “New Dorm.” And there’s no love lost between these two camps. “It’s Greg. ...


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Prof. Julio Ortega reflects on tenure at U.

Professor of Hispanic Studies Julio Ortega has been teaching at the University since 1989. He began the the Transatlantic Project, which, according to the project’s website, is “dedicated to research, teaching and colloquia on the cultural and intellectual history of exchange, dialogue and debates ...


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U. School of Engineering re-accredited by ABET

The School of Engineering was re-accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology at the end of September, validating and enabling the continual growth of the engineering program at Brown. Engineering schools are accredited every six years, and this most recent re-accreditation approval ...


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Students call for end to legacy admissions

Students for Educational Equity is leading a campaign demanding that the University stop considering legacy status as a factor in the admissions process. The #LeaveYourLegacy initiative is part of a broader national effort led by EdMobilizer, an education nonprofit founded by Viet Andy Nguyen ’17 ...






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