Frank Mullin/Brown University
The class of 2015 arrived for Convocation on a drizzly afternoon in September. In her address, President Ruth Simmons welcomed the 1,503 "brilliant members of the outstandingly energetic class of 2015," eighty-one "outstanding and wise transfer students," six returning adult students who "bring unique experience" to Brown, 581 "deeply committed and motivated graduate students," and 109 "conscientious and engaged medical students."