Topic: open curriculum

Ren ’23: Why not take a math class?

Columns, Opinions

Ren ’23: Why not take a math class?

February 19, 2020 0 comments

I was chatting with a friend the other day when I accidentally unearthed a source of deep psychological trauma — I asked her how math class was going. All the joy left her face in an instant, replaced with a curious mix of fear, panic and anger.

Jessica Meir ’99, a member of NASA’s first all-female space walk, was broadcast through a video chat in the Salomon Center Thursday.

News, Science & Research

Jessica Meir ’99 virtually visits Brown from International Space Station

February 14, 2020 0 comments

Every year, alums from around the world visit the University to see how the campus has evolved in their absence and to interact with a new generation of Brunonians.

Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

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Douglas ’20: Dear Bruno, how do I write good?

January 23, 2020 0 comments

Many undergraduates believe that they are strong writers; they got into Brown based partially upon their ability to write better than over 90 percent of other applicants, confirming their writing prowess and signaling that their craft need not be improved much further.

Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 spoke at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting Wednesday night. They discussed the class pre-registration process and ways to address exam stress.

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UCS discusses exam stress, pre-registration process

November 21, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students gave feedback to Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 on the course pre-registration process and exam stress at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

Op-eds, Opinions

Whitaker ’20: Loving the Open Curriculum

November 14, 2019 0 comments

The merits of the Open Curriculum have become a point of discussion after Galen Hall ’20’s recent column questioned the success of Brown’s experiment. I am glad this is the case — traditions and policies need to be periodically reevaluated.

Letter: The lifelong joy of the Open Curriculum

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: The lifelong joy of the Open Curriculum

November 5, 2019 0 comments

As a former Brown transfer student and current staff member, I may be one of the few people on campus who spent half my undergraduate years at another university with a strict core curriculum, and half my years at Brown.

Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

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Caira ’22: University classes in the creative arts should not be mandatory S/NC

October 11, 2019 0 comments

The purpose of Brown’s Open Curriculum is to let students choose how to design their education. As a part of this curriculum, students can choose to take courses Satisfactory or No Credit if they want to explore a course out of their comfort zone.

Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

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Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

September 30, 2019 0 comments

Since the eighth grade, attending Brown had been my biggest pipe dream. I was absolutely infatuated with its idiosyncratic and captivating community and was immediately able to envision myself within it.

Caira ’22: Textbook costs undermine the promises of the Open Curriculum

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Caira ’22: Textbook costs undermine the promises of the Open Curriculum

September 26, 2019 0 comments

Shopping period has now wrapped up around campus and, in its wake, it leaves a significant amount of financial woes for some students.

Open Curriculum at 50

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Open Curriculum at 50

May 24, 2019 0 comments

Amid the sunny celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open curriculum that took place earlier this month, it can be hard to remember how much controversy the original proposals for curricular reform brought to campus.