Texts of the 2017 Senior Orations

Adriel Barrios-Anderson: 'Silent Lessons'

Adriel Barrios-Anderson, one of two graduating seniors chosen as orators for the 249th Commencement, delivered an address titled "Silent Lessons" on the College Green on Sunday, May 28.
Texts of the 2017 Senior Orations

Viet Nguyen: 'The Idea of Deserving'

Viet Nguyen, one of two graduating seniors chosen as orators for the 249th Commencement, delivered an address titled "The Idea of Deserving" on the College Green on Sunday, May 28.

The road to College Hill less traveled

Students in the Resumed Undergraduate Education program make their way to Brown in many different ways — the stories of three Class of 2017 graduates from the program illustrate the wealth of lived experience they bring to campus.

Study documents range of challenging meditation experiences

Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges.

New programs seek to diversify faculty at Brown and beyond

One year after the University’s diversity and inclusion action plan committed to doubling the number of faculty from historically underrepresented groups, two initiatives are already attracting both early-career and experienced scholars to Brown.

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