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Ruzicka ’21: Don’t Sell Shopping Period Short

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Ruzicka ’21: Don’t Sell Shopping Period Short

July 15, 2020 0 comments

Since the University administration announced its plans for the fall 2020 semester on July 7, 2020, students have been focused on making their decisions about whether or not to return to campus.

Kelley Tackett: The promise of joy

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Kelley Tackett: The promise of joy

June 1, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

The first time I went swing dancing, I simply followed the music. It was a snowy February night, and I was walking home from a late shift at The Herald when the soft notes of Ella Fitzgerald found me on the sidewalk behind Sayles.

Elizabeth Tran: Confidence-in-the-making

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Elizabeth Tran: Confidence-in-the-making

May 31, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

Last fall, I attended a workshop hosted by legendary public-speaking professor Barbara Tannenbaum.

Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

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Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

May 30, 2020 0 comments

Over the past four years, my professors taught me about the history of museums, how to read like a writer and to question who has the right to tell what stories.

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

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Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

May 28, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

A couple days before classes started last fall, I learned that my grandmother was dying. She was the oldest member of my family, but we did not expect such a rapid decline in her health.

AJ Davis: Finding meaning in the small moments

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AJ Davis: Finding meaning in the small moments

May 26, 2020 2 comments

Anticlimactic. That is the descriptor most used when discussing graduation for the class of 2020.

Eduard Muñoz-Suñé: How the pandemic expanded my perception of success after college

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Eduard Muñoz-Suñé: How the pandemic expanded my perception of success after college

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

The coronavirus has radically changed the last three months of my college experience by ending in-person classes, making me leave campus and postponing my graduation.

Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

For many adults, the end of the pandemic will be marked by apparent normalcy. Control over the novel coronavirus (whether in the form of a vaccine, herd immunity, or comprehensive contact tracing) promises the cessation of mass death, yes, but also the return of familiar routines.

Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

Jonathan Douglas: How (not) to think like a computer

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

My mind has never thought as an ordered set of instructions. I always have a jumble of thoughts in my head, reminders to do laundry next to overdue problem sets on top of pleas from my mom to CALL MY GRANDPARENTS.

Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

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Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

May 24, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

I am technically part of the class of 2019.5. But because I graduated a little early, I decided to spend spring semester on campus, remaining engaged in the communities I have come to love at Brown.