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Topic: First-year

Ren ’23: On feeling cold

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Ren ’23: On feeling cold

November 21, 2019 0 comments

I am your California stereotype: a warm-weather weakling who cannot handle any temperature under 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I shiver at the slightest breeze. A beanie is perpetually glued to my head.

Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

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Lehrer-Small ’20: Promoting digital literacy through a first-year computing requirement

November 13, 2019 0 comments

For most of my career at Brown, I was a computer science naysayer. As an underclassman, I thought the only reason to learn to code was to pursue jobs at tech giants like Google or Facebook.

Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

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Han ’23: If you’re feeling like an impostor, I’m right there with you

October 10, 2019 1 comment

The period of transition into college is different for everyone, but for most, Brown is an entirely new world.

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Calvelli ’19: Let them wear lanyards

October 22, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Now in my fourth (and final) year at Brown, I thought nothing could surprise me. Naked people with donuts? Sure. Neil deGrasse Tyson chilling on Simmons Quad? Boring. Yet on a recent dreary mid-October day, I was proven wrong when I saw not one, but two first-years with lanyards around their necks.

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Thomas ’21: The second semester slump

January 30, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The idea of the “sophomore slump” has significance outside of the college context: An artist’s second album might not be as good as their first, star rookies lose their luster and sequels are often worse than originals.

U. creates new first-year advising programs

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U. creates new first-year advising programs

February 27, 2017 Comments are Disabled

The University is in the process of launching both a three-session workshop called Pathways, and an online summer module for first-year students.

Columns

Silvert ’20: Why a fear of commitments is good

September 23, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all fear the act of committing, which often means deciding to stick with something before truly understanding it.

University News

In welcome address, Paxson encourages student engagement

September 2, 2014 2 comments

“I love talking to students; so do my two poodles. So please stop and say hello,” President Christina Paxson said in her address to first-years and parents.