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Commencement 2011

Brown’s annual Commencement (our fancy word for graduation) features two graduating Brown seniors, chosen by Brown faculty and students, as Commencement speakers. Commencement 2011 took place this past weekend, and thousands of students, friends, family members, and alumni gathered on Brown’s Main Green to watch Commencement proceedings. This year’s senior orators provided valuable lessons on altruism […]

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It’s Waiting Time!

We are currently in the middle of our heavy reading and committee season; stay tuned for March 30th, when decisions will be released on our online portal. If you have submitted an application to us, you have received an email stating at what time you should log in to our system (the time you have […]

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On the Early Decision application deadline of November 1st, just three short days ago, students across the country were clicking “Submit” or licking envelopes, and were hoping that their dream school would send them a ‘fat’ envelope instead of a ‘skinny’ one come December. The six weeks between November 1st and D-Day (which in this […]

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Once you have chosen the topic for your personal statement, perhaps you have sat at your computer, opened up a blank document and…nothing? Writer’s block is only natural. Maybe you start thinking about how if you don’t write the Best Personal Statement Ever you won’t get in to your dream school and then you won’t […]

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One of the most common and most difficult questions that we admission officers are asked by prospective applicants about choosing a topic for a personal statement is, “How can I stand out among 30,000 applicants?” I say that it is a difficult question because there is honestly not an answer to it, at least not […]

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The Personal Statement in Context

After two years and thousands of applications read, Jana and Zaineb have collected some of their thoughts in two posts about the personal statement.  While we hope you find them helpful in the process of choosing a topic and writing your statements, we don’t intend to suggest that the statement/essay is of paramount importance in […]

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Financial Aid

As part of our of our summer “lite” information sessions for the Admission Office, Director of Financial Aid Jim Tilton filled us in on some trends and updates in the world of Financial Aid.  While this may not sound like the most riveting topic, it certainly is important to our applicants and students and their […]

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Our summer series of “lite” information sessions for the admission office staff continued with a presentation on the new Center for Creative Arts which is nearing completion on Angell Street near the Brown Bookstore.  It is not (yet) on the campus tour, but if you visit Brown, take a few minutes to check it out.  […]

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Lite Session Review #1: Cogut Center for the Humanities

So, one thing we do during the summer is put on a series of “lite” sessions for the entire admission office staff (or at least everyone not on vacation or in a crucial meeting).  Lite sessions are a way for us to stay up-to-date with what is happening across the University.  For example, this summer […]

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Comment Roundup!

Happy Friday, readers!  Well, we have to say that we are thrilled with the positive responses we’ve received so far on the blog.  We love that you are commenting, and we really appreciate the feedback!  Every few weeks, we’ll do a “comment roundup” where we’ll address some of the issues we’re seeing in our Comments […]

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