Topic: Admissions

Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

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Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

April 10, 2019 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 responded to the national admissions cheating scandal yesterday in an email to the University community, acknowledging the scandal “has raised questions about the integrity of the admissions process at selective colleges and universities” and detailing a plan for Brown moving forward.

The University's Advancement Office facilitated meetings between faculty and prospective students, some of whom were also Brown trustee referrals, according to emails reviewed by The Herald.

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Advancement Office arranges meetings between faculty, certain prospective students

March 21, 2019 0 comments

For at least two decades, the Advancement Office has facilitated one-on-one meetings between faculty and certain prospective students, occasionally asking faculty members to contribute notes to the students’ admission files, according to emails reviewed by The Herald.

Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

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Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

March 19, 2019 1 comment

On March 12, Operation Varsity Blues exposed your run-of-the-mill C-list celebrities, financiers, Division 1 coaches and educational consultants as a motley coterie of fraudsters and racketeers that spun a scheme of idiotic deceit.

Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

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Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

March 6, 2019 0 comments

In 2017, the Brown University Graduate School welcomed its “most diverse class to date,” boasting that 12 percent of incoming graduate students identified as members of a historically underrepresented group.

University accepts record low 18 percent of early decision applicants

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University accepts record low 18 percent of early decision applicants

December 13, 2018 12 comments

The University admitted 18 percent of early decision applicants to the class of 2023, marking the lowest early decision acceptance rate in the University’s history, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

University to provide college counseling to Native American students

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University to provide college counseling to Native American students

December 7, 2018 0 comments

Next summer, the University will host College Horizons, a week-long program that directs college admission resources to Native American high school students.

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

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On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

University offers video testimonial to applicants

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University offers video testimonial to applicants

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Starting this fall the University is offering prospective students the option to submit a video testimonial in place of the traditional alumni interview as part of their application.

At the Brown University Community Council meeting, Dean of Admission Logan Powell noted that the number of early applicants who applied for financial aid increased by 11 percent this year as compared to the previous year.

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Early decision applications surge for Class of 2023

November 13, 2018 1 comment

Dean of Admission Logan Powell presented statistics on the early decision applicants for the class of 2023 in light of the University’s Nov. 1 deadline at yesterday’s Brown University Community Council meeting.

Soria ’19: It’s time for a timeline for international need-blind admission

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Soria ’19: It’s time for a timeline for international need-blind admission

October 12, 2018 7 comments

Back in 2013, President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined need-blind admission for all undergraduate students as one of her goals in the University’s strategic plan.