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Launching a Legacy?

President Christina Paxson’s plan builds on her predecessor’s but contrasts with Ruth Simmons’ vision of Brown in terms of specificity and ambition.

University News

As Paxson charts U.’s future, Simmons’ influence lingers

November 4, 2013 2 comments

Shifting economic circumstances instilled caution in President Christina Paxson’s strategic plan.

Several proposals in Paxson’s strategic plan, including the physical expansion of Brown’s campus, will require significant fundraising efforts.

University News

Strategic plan initiatives hinge on financial uncertainties

November 5, 2013 9 comments

The focus and success of an upcoming capital campaign will influence Brown’s direction.

Brown’s presence downtown — anchored around spaces like the Alpert Medical School — will grow under the University’s strategic plan.

University News

Investing in city, U. to expand downtown

November 6, 2013 2 comments

Stakeholders hope to see the area revamped, but concern about campus unity remains.

Undergraduate education has historically been a key academic priority for the University.

University News

Plan surfaces tensions around U.’s academic focus

November 7, 2013 5 comments

Brown’s ‘university-college’ model will underlie discussions about future academic initiatives.