Topic: 250th Anniversary

Yoruba Richen ’94, center, and Betsy West ’73, right, talk about their recent film projects in one of Saturday’s panels entitled “Social Justice, Social Change: The Role of the Documentary,” moderated by Allison Stewart ’88, right.

Arts & Culture

250th celebration features art panels, exhibits

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The celebration gathered performers, curators, producers and designers, celebrating with sweets in some cases and demanding social dialogue in others.

The governors of Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Delaware and Vermont — all Brown alums and/or parents — speak at a President’s Colloquium event.


Governors discuss bipartisanship, health care reform

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Four governors — three of whom are alums — kicked off the President’s Colloquium on the Virtues of a Liberal Education at a panel Saturday morning.

University News

Perez ’83 talks minimum wage, equal opportunity

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“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 Saturday.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim ’82 speaks about the potential for fostering meaningful change in the world — change that undergraduates can partake in — at a lecture Friday afternoon.

University News

World Bank pres. urges political, social activism

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“If you are here today, and if you graduate from Brown, you are ready to tackle just about anything,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim ’82.

Research laboratories opened their doors this weekend to allow people to engage with some of the technology that professors use in their research, including a robotic arm used to aid people with paralysis.

Science & Research

Exhibits showcase U. research, scientific innovation

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The sciences at Brown threw open their doors this weekend and welcomed visitors of all ages, backgrounds and interests.


Sweren ’15: Birthday blues

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If only the student body could have taken part in the difficult conversations that make a celebration of Brown’s 250th worthwhile.

University News

R.I. middle school students get a taste of Brown

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The noontime Sharpe Refectory rush was especially crowded Friday, as around 300 students from middle schools throughout Rhode Island swarmed campus.