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Yield rate holds steady at 59.9 percent

About 1,570 of the 2,619 students offered admission to the class of 2018 have committed to the University, leading to a current yield rate of around 59.9 percent, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. The final yield rate and class size will fluctuate over the summer, but the Admission Office expects ...

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Nine alums to receive honorary degrees

In honor of Brown’s 250th anniversary celebration, all nine honorary degree recipients at the May 25 Commencement ceremony will be alums, the University announced Thursday. The honorees come from a diverse range of fields and include authors, scientists and educators. Nalini Nadkarni ’76, a forest ...

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Students question use of legacy admission

Just over half of undergraduates disagree with the consideration of legacy status in the University’s admission decisions, according to the results of a Herald poll conducted March 3–­4. About 30 percent of students agree with the use of legacy status  — having a parent, grandparent or sibling ...

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Brown admits record-low 8.6 percent

Updated at 1:34 a.m. on March 31, 2014.   The University extended offers of admission to 8.6 percent of applicants to the class of 2018, marking the lowest percentage of admitted students in University history, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. From a pool of 30,432 applicants, the second-largest ...

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Foreign students to have annual aid reviews

International students’ financial aid packages will be reevaluated annually beginning with the class of 2018 as part of President Christina Paxson’s strategic plan. This policy will apply to international students who received University aid upon their admission, but transfer, Resumed Undergraduate ...

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Perez ’83 talks minimum wage, equal opportunity

“I didn’t have any idea that I was going to become the Secretary of Labor someday, … but what I did have an idea of was that I wanted to make a difference,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez ’83 in his keynote address, part of Saturday morning’s opening celebration of Brown’s 250th ...

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Applicant pool sees global shifts

As the Office of Admission combs through applications to the class of 2018, staffers are considering a pool with a dramatically different geographic composition than even a decade ago, with a rapid increase in international applicants and a domestic shift out of the Northeast. The sheer volume of applications ...


Out of the country and onto College Hill

For a number of undergraduates, Providence is the big city. It’s a place where you don’t know your neighbors. It’s a place where streetlights shine, sirens blare and cornfields are replaced by busy streets and fast cars. It even has a mall. “Providence seemed a lot bigger when I first got here ...


NECAP test results show mixed success

About two weeks after Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 highlighted education as a major priority in his proposed 2015 budget, Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist announced the results of the 2013 New England Common Assessment Program exam in her annual State of Education address Jan. 30. Though ...

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