Topic: graduation

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.

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.

Students at the Warren Alpert Medical School were given a choice to start their matched residency program early or to stay in Rhode Island to assist with the Ocean State’s efforts to combat the virus—most elected to stay in Rhode Island.

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Brown medical students given option to graduate early due to COVID-19

April 21, 2020 0 comments

The Alpert Medical School gave fourth-year medical students the option to graduate on April 15th, six weeks before planned, enabling them to work as residents and care for patients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

Zappa ’17: Responsibility and power after Brown


Zappa ’17: Responsibility and power after Brown

October 30, 2019 0 comments

Admission to Brown is among the greatest gifts one can receive in the United States, which fancies itself a meritocracy in which a college degree is among the most prized credentials. It is a gift that will never be repaid.

Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

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Schapiro ’19: The greatest Brown graduation story ever

April 22, 2019 1 comment

I’m in the late innings of the last start of my career, and the manager is coming out to get me. I’m done, he says, and I can hit the clubhouse and start preparing for graduation while some rookie takes over where I left off.

Editorial: Barriers to accelerated graduation are too high

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Editorial: Barriers to accelerated graduation are too high

April 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In a meeting last week, University faculty passed a motion encouraging the Corporation to amend the University’s payment-based accelerated graduation policy.

Paxson defended her position on divestment at Tuesday’s meeting.  Faculty also voted to recommend a petition process for early graduation.

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Faculty recommend eliminating payment-based early graduation

April 3, 2019 1 comment

Faculty passed a motion recommending the Corporation revise current policies regarding degree requirements, including eliminating payment-based accelerated graduation, during the faculty meeting Tuesday.

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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.