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Commencement Magazine 2020

Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

Columns, Opinions

Rebecca Aman: How I learned to embrace burnout

May 23, 2020 0 comments

My stomach full of pumpkin pie and turkey, I sat on the floor of my childhood bedroom writing and rewriting an email. Yes, it was Thanksgiving. But as an Opinions Editor for The Herald, I didn’t take days off.

Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem: Trailblazing as a brown girl at Brown

Columns, Opinions

Ugoji Nwanaji-Enwerem: Trailblazing as a brown girl at Brown

May 23, 2020 1 comment

I remember being wide-eyed and nervous. My stomach was in knots, yet my heart was warm and full of anticipation. My parents and I had decided to take a road trip from my home in North Carolina to Providence, Rhode Island for my college move-in.

Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

Columns, Opinions

Dhruv Singh: Finding your people

May 24, 2020 0 comments

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.

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

Columns

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

May 25, 2020 0 comments

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.

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

News, University News

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.

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

Columns

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

May 25, 2020 0 comments

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.

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

Columns, Opinions

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

May 25, 2020 0 comments

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.

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

Columns, Opinions

Priyanka Podugu: What grief taught me about compassion

May 28, 2020 0 comments

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.

Researchers at the University are archiving memes from the Facebook page “Brown Dank Stash of Memes for S/NC Teens."

News, University News

Dispersed across globe, Brown community finds connection through ‘Dank Stash of Memes’

May 29, 2020 0 comments

Richard Bungiro PhD’99, senior lecturer in molecular microbiology and immunology, structures his course BIOL 0530: “Principles of Immunology” around pop culture themes. He challenges students to untangle the hypothetical immunological functions of a Terminator or a dragon.

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

News, University News

Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.