Special Series: Brown 250 http://ripr.org en Brown 250: Vartan Gregorian on Brown's Impact on RI http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-vartan-gregorian-browns-impact-ri <p></p><p>We’ve been speaking with leaders and graduates of Brown University as Brown celebrates its 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary, in a series we call Brown 250.</p><p>Today, we delve into Brown’s impact on Rhode Island in the past, and its potential for the future, with former Brown President Vartan Gregorian.</p><p>He spoke with Rhode Island Public Radio Education Reporter Elisabeth Harrison from his office at the Carnegie Corporation in New York.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:42:11 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 30204 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Vartan Gregorian on Brown's Impact on RI Brown 250: Campus Culture Today http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-campus-culture-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As Brown University celebrates its&nbsp;250th&nbsp;anniversary, four current students offer a peek into their lives and a sense of Brown culture.</p><ul><li>Chiemeka&nbsp;Onwuanaegbule&nbsp;tells why the Brown Band is as Brown as it gets.</li><li>&nbsp;Aida Palma is still in the library studying at &nbsp;2 a.m.</li><li>Gina&nbsp;Roberti&nbsp;says being a native Rhode Islander lets her see&nbsp;Brown differently.</li><li>Emma Murray wanted to study happiness and now there's a whole class devoted to just that topic.</li></ul> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 04:29:52 +0000 Ben Becker 30185 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Campus Culture Today Brown 250: University President Christina Paxson http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-university-president-christina-paxson <p>Brown celebrates its 250th Birthday this week, and Rhode Island Public Radio has been speaking with some of the best minds at Brown about the university’s history and what makes it unique. Current Brown President Christina Paxson stopped by our studio to talk about her view of Brown. She came to the university from Princeton just last year, so I asked her what makes Brown different from Princeton.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:09:56 +0000 John Bender 30099 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: University President Christina Paxson Brown 250: Playwright Lynn Nottage On The Future Of Theater http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-playwright-lynn-nottage-future-theater <p>All this week we're marking Brown University's 250th with a series of conversations with graduates, leaders and historians. Thursday we're focusing on the arts. Rhode Island Public Radio's Bill Gale sat down with alum and playwright Lynn Nottage about her work and the future of the theater.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:20:38 +0000 Bill Gale 30043 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Playwright Lynn Nottage On The Future Of Theater Brown 250: Ted Widmer On The University's Future http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-ted-widmer-universitys-future <p>All this week we're marking Brown University's 250th birthday with a series of conversations reflecting on its past and looking into the Ivy League university's&nbsp;future. This morning (Wednesday) Rhode Island Public Radio's Scott MacKay talks with historian Ted Widmer about Brown's more recent past and where it's heading in the future.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:37:34 +0000 Scott MacKay 29988 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Ted Widmer On The University's Future Brown 250: Fox Wetle On The Future Of Public Health http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-fox-wetle-future-public-health <p>This week, Rhode Island Public Radio is recognizing Brown University’s 250<sup>th</sup> anniversary with a series of conversations with Brown leaders and alumni.&nbsp; We’re looking forward at what the future might hold for this institution of higher learning in our backyard.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:30:12 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 29934 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Fox Wetle On The Future Of Public Health Brown 250: Gordon Wood On The History Of Brown University http://ripr.org/post/brown-250-gordon-wood-history-brown-university <p>Brown University is marking its 250th anniversary&nbsp;this month, and all week&nbsp;Rhode Island Public Radio is exploring the university's past and future in a series of conversations we're calling "Brown 250."</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>To kick off our series, Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with historian Gordon Wood to go back to the Ivy League university's beginnings.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:56:28 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 29884 at http://ripr.org Brown 250: Gordon Wood On The History Of Brown University Scott MacKay Commentary: Brown University Celebrates 250 Years http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-brown-university-celebrates-250-years <p>Beginning this week, Brown University celebrates its 250<sup>th</sup> birthday.. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay kicks off our week long Brown series and ponders the college’s role in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p>Brown is perched atop the tallest of the seven hills on which Providence was built. For its first two centuries the university reflected this lofty status on its College Hill cloister. It was an all-male institution that launched the well-born, Yankee elite to the upper reaches of banking, medicine, law and the Central Intelligence Agency.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:45:02 +0000 Scott MacKay 29813 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Brown University Celebrates 250 Years