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Topic: Academics

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

October 29, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer an in-person residential experience for students from each undergraduate class for the spring semester, though space constraints may limit how many students can return. 

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Shopping period is in full swing, and while the start of the semester is normally a time filled with options and new opportunities, students face obstacles to accessing their education.

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

Op-eds, Opinions

Ruzicka ’21: Maintain reading period to ensure student success

April 1, 2020 0 comments

On the evening of March 24, 2020, Rashid Zia, dean of the College, and Andrew Campbell, dean of the Graduate School, emailed the Brown community detailing temporary academic policies that will be implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

Columns, Opinions

Kramer ’20: In response to “Brown should be harder”

April 23, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Last week, I read a column in The Herald titled “Brown is hard. It should be harder,” which advocated for intensified grading practices on campus.

The computer science department depends heavily on its teaching assistants, who use their integral role as guides to build a support system for students.

News, Science & Research

CS concentrators face unique challenges on campus

April 19, 2019 3 comments

While Kendrick Tan ’21, a former Herald reporter, was taking computer science classes, it consumed his life. If he was not working on an assignment for a class, he was thinking about one, and the projects and labs never seemed to end, keeping him under constant stress.

U. produces most Fulbright scholars for third consecutive year

News, University News

U. produces most Fulbright scholars for third consecutive year

February 15, 2019 Comments are Disabled

With its 35-member spring 2018 cohort, the University produced the most Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution for the third consecutive year, according to data published by The Chronicle of Higher Education Feb. 10.

University commits to hosting endangered scholars

News, University News

University commits to hosting endangered scholars

October 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University joined the New University in Exile Consortium Sept. 6, committing itself publicly to “supporting scholars at risk due to war or political persecution,” wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 in a community-wide email in August.

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

Columns, Opinions

Calvelli ’19: Exploration/No Credit

October 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Oct. 2, the Sastifactory/No Credit deadline passed without much fanfare. Forty-nine years after its inception, the S/NC option is so ingrained in the Brown experience that it doesn’t stand out as abnormal.

102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

News, University News

102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

One hundred and two members of the class of 2018 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society April 10, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an e-mail to The Herald.

Columns, Opinions

Mulligan ’19: Class of 2022: Is the open curriculum for you?

April 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled

As potential members of the class of 2022 ponder whether or not to accept Brown’s offer of admission, many of them will no doubt be swayed by the open curriculum.