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THE DIFFERENCE IN LEARNING LOSS IN MATH BETWEEN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WERE FULLY REMOTE IN SPRING 2021 AND THOSE THAT OFFERED IN-PERSON CLASSES, ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY BROWN ECONOMIST EMILY OSTER. REMOTE LEARNING ALSO HURT PERFORMANCE IN ENGLISH, BUT NOT AS MUCH—THAT DIFFERENCE WAS 8%.


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NANCY PELOSI, FIRST WOMAN SPEAKER  OF THE U.S. HOUSE, WAS—IN A BREAK WITH TRADITION—A COMMENCEMENT ORATOR ALONGSIDE STUDENT SPEAKERS, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

SETH BERKLEY ’78 ’81 MD, CEO OF GAVI, THE VACCINE ALLIANCE (SEE OUR 2021 STORY “STICK IT”), WAS TAPPED TO GIVE THE BACCALAUREATE ADDRESS, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

SHAGGY, REGGAE ICON, PHILANTHROPIST, AND FORMER MARINE, WAS RECRUITED TO ADDRESS THE RETURNING CLASS OF 2020, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

ZEYNEP TÜFEKÇI, AUTHOR AND SCHOLAR, WHO STUDIES THE PROFOUND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING MACHINE ALGORITHMS, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

GEORGE BILLINGS ’72, COMMS TECH EXECUTIVE AND BROWN TRUSTEE, RECEIVED HIS 2022 HONORARY DEGREE EARLY, ON THE DAY HE PASSED AWAY IN 2021

NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT ’11 MPH, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE RI HEALTH DEPT, HEALTH EQUITY PIONEER (SEE 2020 BAM STORY “READY TO PIVOT”), RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

GUIDO IMBENS ’89 AM, ’91 PHD, THE 2021 NOBEL LAUREATE IN ECONOMICS WHOSE WORK ANALYZES CAUSALITY IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

STANLEY NELSON, MACARTHUR FELLOW AND PEABODY WINNER, TODAY’S FOREMOST DOCUMENTARIAN OF AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

ALICE TISCH, LEADER IN CIVIC ORGS FOCUSED ON HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND THE ARTS, GENEROUS BROWN DONOR, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.

TOM TISCH ’76, INVESTMENT BANKER  PHILANTHROPIST, WHO AS BROWN’S 20TH CHANCELLOR LED A PERIOD OF SIGNIFICANT GROWTH, RECEIVED A 2022 HONORARY DEGREE.