In an essay titled ‘The gravest threats to campus speech come from the state, not the students,’ Christina H. Paxson says those who try to ban the advancement of knowledge will find themselves ‘on the wrong side of history.’
Nearly 350 high schoolers from Providence, Central Falls and Pawtucket explored Brown’s multitude of classes, athletic programs and community engagement opportunities, inspiring them to factor college into their plans.
The newly launched Initiative for Sustainable Energy will serve as a campus hub for driving technological advances in sustainable energy and preparing the next-generation of leaders in net-zero-carbon energy solutions.
International Space Station experiments co-led by Peter Lee, a Brown scholar, cardiothoracic surgeon and longtime space researcher, will help inform understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Sixteen schools have partnered to form the STARS College Network, a new effort to help students from small-town and rural backgrounds enroll in and graduate from the undergraduate program of their choice.
In celebration of 10 years of impact and the exceptional generosity of its donors, the center’s new name honors Brown’s president emerita, who sparked a landmark effort to uncover the University’s historical ties to slavery.
Cementing a future that supports students from all income levels, The Brown Promise initiative exceeded its ambitious $120 million fundraising goal to replace loans with scholarships in University financial aid packages.
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, founded in the 2012-13 academic year, has become a leading force for original research, international engagement and public conversation on the legacies of racial slavery.
As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to its home city, Brown is providing Providence public school students full financial support to a robust summer experience to explore academic pathways and college life.
A partner effort among Brown scholars, volunteers and Native American leaders, Stolen Relations has recovered thousands of Indigenous enslavement records, drawing attention to a topic rarely broached in school history lessons.
As the University commemorates 50 years of medical education at Brown, members of the Warren Alpert Medical School’s Class of 2026 celebrated a traditional rite of passage at this year’s white coat ceremony.
The Warren Alpert Medical School has been providing student-centered, patient-focused medical education for a half century, say graduates of its first class and members of this year’s incoming M.D. Class of 2026.
From U.S. News and World Report to Forbes, prominent rankings in the last year gave the University high marks for its distinctive student experience, world-class teaching and research, and inclusive environment.
As students commenced their Brown academic careers, President Christina H. Paxson and Dean of the School of Engineering Tejal Desai urged them to seek out new perspectives and immerse themselves in research.
When completed next year, the two-building project will house roughly 350 third- and fourth-year undergraduate students, inspiring community connections and alleviating the demand for off-campus rental units on College Hill.
Appointed Brown’s 19th president in 2012, Christina H. Paxson has guided the University through major accomplishments and national moments of challenge, and she looks forward to achieving more in the years to come.
With support from a $1.25 million grant from the Abrams Foundation, scholars at Brown are working with partners to collect personal stories that reveal how slavery and colonialism shaped societies across the globe.
A weekend packed with graduation ceremonies and alumni reunions offered a return to normalcy and a chance to experience Commencement and Reunion in-person, for both first-timers and graduates from across generations.
Brown University welcomed back its 2020 graduates, who missed their in-person Commencement when COVID-19 arrived their senior year, for the full, traditional experience of Commencement and Reunion Weekend.
Members of the Warren Alpert Medical School community, including graduates from classes ranging from 1972 to 2022, gathered to commemorate the history and look to the future of Rhode Island’s first and only medical school.
Building on the success of the University’s existing FLiSP program, a new five-year, $1 million grant will create the Kessler Scholars Program, a cohort-based model that bolsters support for first-generation, low-income students.
The dean of Brown’s School of Public Health, a globally recognized expert on pandemic preparedness and response, will take leave for a temporary assignment to serve in the critical federal government role.
With 29 grants offered to students and recent alumni for the 2021-22 academic year, Brown earned the No. 1 spot as the country’s top producer of Fulbright winners, marking the fourth time the University earned the distinction.
The generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and producer Patty Quillin will provide much-needed financial support to students from Tougaloo College, an HBCU in Mississippi, including many who come to Brown.
An active voice for women in physics, Brown graduate student Farrah Simpson will conduct research related to the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, as a 2022 Graduate Scholar at Fermilab.
After witnessing challenges faced by childhood friends, Glenn is researching the neurobiological underpinnings of alcohol and substance abuse disorders with the goal of enabling more effective treatments.
Tejal Desai, a professor and researcher who has led academic programs at the University of California San Francisco, Boston University and elsewhere, will work to expand collaborative engineering research and teaching.