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Open Curriculum at 50

Amid the sunny celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open curriculum that took place earlier this month, it can be hard to remember how much controversy the original proposals for curricular reform brought to campus. Ira Magaziner ’69 and Elliot Maxwell ’68 laid the groundwork for the open ...

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Community mourns death of undergraduate student

William Povell ’20, a computer science concentrator from Baltimore, passed away, wrote Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and Dean of the College Rashid Zia in an email  to the University community Monday. Povell was “deeply immersed in activities across the (computer science) department,” ...

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Report suggests combining Watson concentrations

Last April, the Office of the Dean of the College led a review of the three undergraduate concentrations affiliated with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The eventual report produced by the committee recommended changes to the programs’ structures, curricula and advising ...

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University to implement new course evaluation forms

New course evaluation forms are set to launch in the 2019 spring semester, according Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01, after a University committee began a review of the current forms last September. The committee  comprises administrators, faculty and students and has met to create, test and revise ...

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Leadership Alliance earns Mellon Foundation grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Leadership Alliance a $1.25 million grant that will fund summer research opportunities in the humanities and social sciences “for underrepresented students,” according to a University press release. The Leadership Alliance was founded at the University ...

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Dean of College to serve as president of Williams

Dean of the College Maud Mandel will step down as dean and serve as the 18th president of Williams College starting July 1, according to a March 13 University press release. “Maud embodies the values at our core and will provide exceptional leadership as we continue to pursue our shared aspirations ...

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University produces most Fulbright scholars

For the second consecutive year, the University has produced the largest number of Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education published Feb. 18. Though the Fulbright Program notified the 39 award recipients from Brown in May 2017 — and the ...

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