7 ways to get a dose of Brown in your life this fall

Looking for an intellectual boost? Want some new experiences? From election night watch parties to virtual meet-ups, here are a few ways that Brown alumni can get involved with and connect with the University this season.

In a year unlike any we have ever known, Brown and its inventive alumni groups have created new opportunities for alumni to re-engage with the place that unites us. Here are a few of the latest ways you can sneak some Brown back into your life from the comfort of your home:

  1. Main green in fall with person walking with bikeJoin Watson’s Election Night Watch Party on November 3 (7:00-11:00 pm ET). The 2020 presidential and congressional elections are widely viewed as the most consequential in recent American history. Come together with the Brown community for an Election Night Watch Party with expert commentators, hosted by Brown’s Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy.
  2. Nominate alumni for key leadership positions to help shape Brown’s future. Help identify thoughtful, engaged, and diverse candidates for election to key volunteer leadership roles at Brown. Nominations close after October 30 for elected Trustees of the Corporation and Brown Alumni Association Officers.
  3. Meet new people—yes, even now! Be sure to check the alumni events calendar for upcoming virtual events that can range from documentary screenings to pop-up happy hours to Q&A’s with guest speakers. And, while travel is currently on pause, the list of trips the Brown Travelers program hopes to offer in 2021 is now posted. Time to get excited about the possibilities for the future!  
  4. Share stories of combating racism. This is a time when our promise as Brunonians to pursue lives of “usefulness and reputation” is most needed. Please share what you—or a Brunonian you know—are doing to help create a more just and equitable society.
  5. Support students. Hiring Brown interns is a great way to give back to Brown while adding talent to your team and taking an integral part in a Brown student’s career journey! Students are looking for high-quality work experiences in a wide array of fields. Now is a great time to help a current Brown student by posting a paid or unpaid BrownConnect summer internship or job opportunity through your organization. 
  6. Listen in on the new monthly Race &” panel discussion series hosted by the Office of the Provost and Brown’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, where Brown scholars shed light on the enduring effects of racism in America.
  7. Learn something new about the biggest issues of the day. Watch along in these previously recorded virtual discussion series with experts in a variety of subjects, such as:
    • The role of journalism in democracy in the October 13 installment of the Community Conversations series with President Christina H. Paxson  
    • Health inequity in  “Decoding Disparities” from the Warren Alpert Medical School and the School of Public Health
    • Anti-Black racism in the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice’s “This Is America” series
    • The prevalence of COVID-19 in the U.S. and what people can do to slow its spread in the August 7 online forum featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci. 

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