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Topic: Commencement

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.

Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

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Anita Sheih: Thank you, friends

May 30, 2020 0 comments

Over the past four years, my professors taught me about the history of museums, how to read like a writer and to question who has the right to tell what stories.

Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

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Commencement 2020: a shared ceremony, lived through a screen

May 25, 2020 0 comments

Scattered across three continents, Jonathan He ’20 and his friend group tuned in to watch Sunday’s online Commencement ceremony together. They were expecting the event, which began at 1 p.m. EST, to last hours. It ran for just over 20 minutes.

Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

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Derek Simshauser: Where will we be when things ‘get back to normal’?

May 25, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

For many adults, the end of the pandemic will be marked by apparent normalcy. Control over the novel coronavirus (whether in the form of a vaccine, herd immunity, or comprehensive contact tracing) promises the cessation of mass death, yes, but also the return of familiar routines.

After campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students posed outside the Van Wickle gates for impromptu graduation photos.

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Graduating seniors to celebrate commencement in-person next May with class of ’21

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On Sept. 6, 2016, members of the class of 2020 walked through the Van Wickle gates to cheers from faculty, staff, family members and current Brown students as they processed toward the Main Green, where they took in Brown’s 253rd annual convocation.

While Commencement has been postponed due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual "Degree Conferral Ceremony" will be held during Memorial Day weekend.

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Brown postpones Commencement, virtual ceremony to take its place

March 25, 2020 1 comment

The University will postpone Commencement and Reunion Weekend, traditionally held in May, due to the continuing global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Ruth Miller '19 (left) and Patricia Rodarte '19 MD'23 (right) will serve as speakers for the University's 251st Commencement.

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Senior Orators: Ruth Miller ’19, Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23

May 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

When Ruth Miller ’19 and Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23 were first nominated to submit speeches for this year’s Commencement, neither thought they would be the ones to address parents, faculty, administration and their entire graduating class.

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Savello ’18: The elitism of Senior Week

February 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

I remember hearing wonderful things when I was an underclassman about Senior Week, the week of activities that takes place between final exams and graduation.

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94 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 26, 2017 Comments are Disabled

Ninety-four members of the class of 2017 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society April 26.

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Kumar ’17: Leaving Brown, and hate, behind

April 26, 2017 2 comments

With Commencement just 31 days away, many of my fellow seniors find themselves in the throes of a full-blown existential crisis. Last September, I wrote myself “A pep talk for senior year,” in which I found cause for optimism despite “a general sense that the world into which we were […]