Princeton http://ripr.org en 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 Ruth Simmons joins board at Princeton http://ripr.org/post/ruth-simmons-joins-board-princeton <p>Outgoing Brown University President Ruth Simmons will take a seat on the board of trustees at Princeton University next month. Simmons is stepping down on June 30th as head of Brown, ending an 11-year tenure at the Providence institution.</p><p>Simmons is no stranger to Princeton. She held several positions at the New Jersey school, including that of vice provost, before becoming president of Smith University. When she became president at Brown University, Simmons was the first African-American to lead an Ivy League school.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:23:46 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 8389 at http://ripr.org