November/December 2017
Under the Elms
Mid-Semester Switch

PRStudents_thb.jpg After the devastating hurricane, Brown, through the Leadership Alliance, welcomes students from the University of Puerto Rico.

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Agreement
Convocation_thb.jpg Brown strikes a deal with the Pokanoket Tribe over land once occupied by the Haffenreffer Museum.
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Asbed Gets a MacArthur

Asbed_thb.jpg Greg Asbed ’85 earns a MacArthur genius grant for his work organizing farm workers and promoting fair treatment.

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“Own the Stage”

RosanneCash_thb.jpg Grammy Award–winner Rosanne Cash holds a master class for songwriting students then performs her songs for them.

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Citizenship
Kareem_thb.jpg In his address on campus in October, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar focused on social change, not basketball.
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Radio Silence

WBRU_thb.jpg After years of budget deficits, WBRU decides to stream its programming and sell its FM signal to a Christian rock station.

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New Year, New Students
Convocation3_thb.jpg At Opening Convocation in September new students joyfully marched through the Van Wickle Gates.
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It’s Not Just Charlottesville

Charlottesville_thb.jpg A panel of Brown professors led by President Paxson discusses white nationalism after the Charlottesville tragedy.

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