From the Editor: Signing off for the Summer (and forever!)

Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 11.42.42 AMHello to our fantastic Blog readers, 

School is out in Brunonia and everyone is at home sleeping doing incredibly worthwhile and productive things (if I’m being fully honest, it’s probably a bit of both).  This means that the blog will be back up and running in September. However…

This is also my last blog post, which is rather bittersweet. Last Sunday, I graduated from Brown University, and I will be moving on to bigger (although probably not better – Brown is pretty great) things. If you still want to reach out to me, you can reach me at my new email: 

Despite my new and strange alum status, I will always remain…

Ever true,


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Blogside Manner: Peace Out, Girl Scouts

early 2016 009Dean Julianne Ip on the left

Hey there! I’m Catherine, a member of the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) class of 2019/2023. I’ll writing for Blogside Manner this year, posting updates about the Program, the grueling application process, my life as a Brown student, and Women of Color (WOC) perspectives on being a STEM student at Brown. Hopefully, I can give some insight into the Brown experience, and see some prospective students on campus in the coming years!

You may remember that last week in my talk with Uzo, she mentioned our wonderful advisor, Dean Ip. Well, for my last post I dat down with the lady of the hour to hear some of her opinions on PLME, applying, and the important skills needed to be a physician.

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Music to My Ears: Theory of Tonal Music and Goodbyes!


Hey ya’ll! I’m Vicki: class of 2019, ethnomusicology and applied-math economics double concentrator, and your blogger for the Music to My Ears column. I’ll be writing all about Brown’s diverse and bustling music scene each week, so stay tuned!

This has been something I’ve been involved in all year, so it’s only fitting that I should end the year with it! Theory of Tonal Music, or MUSC 0550 and 0560, is a year-long course that all music concentrators must take in order to graduate from Brown. It’s a sort of rite of passage in the music department. But what does it entail? Continue reading

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Snapshots of Brown: One Last One for the Road

IMG_1949Do you long for new pictures of Brown’s campus to look at on a regular basis? Well look no further! My name is Brianna Lambert and I’ll be bringing you weekly photos depicting the life of a Brown student with Snapshots of Brown.

That time of the year has come again. Reading period is here (though my teachers who are still holding classes would beg to differ) and finals are breathing down my neck again. I still can’t believe how quickly this year has passed and all of the amazing things that have happened. So for my last post I’m bringing you some of the pictures I couldn’t fit into other posts or just plain forgot I took. Continue reading

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Student Highlight: The Last Stretch


Hey guys! I’m Eimi (pronounced ‘Amy’) and I’m your correspondent for Student Highlight this year, a column dedicated to highlighting the scholars who attend this institution. While I’ve deduced that there’s no ‘typical’ Brown student, I hope to share a small glimpse into the wonderful and diverse individuals of this community.

Instead of using my last post to feature another student, I’m instead going to reflect upon junior year to tie it all together.

But oh my goodness.

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The Question: What should I do when I visit campus as a newly admitted student?


Welcome to The Question, where you’ll get answers about life at Brown all year long! I’m Celina Stewart, and I’ll be bringing you insights (and photos!) into my fourth year at Brown and my answers to some of the questions I wish I’d asked before college. 

I know our readers are a mix of prospective students, newly admitted students (congrats!), parents, and people who are generally interested in Brown. However, this post is especially for those of you who just got in (and your families, in many cases!) and plan to visit campus as you make your college decision. There are a couple things admitted students should know that people just generally interested might not need to consider. So, what should you do when you visit Brown as a newly admitted student?

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A Fresh View: Housing Lottery Time (!!!)

IMG_2507Hey! I’m Nicole Fleming and I’m a blogger for A Fresh View. I’m here to share with you some of my experiences as a first-year student, the ups and downs of my transition to college, and why Brown is the best place to be a freshman!

The Housing Lottery. Three short words that cause a whole lot of stress for Brown students of all year levels. Brown’s annual housing lottery is more than just a casual selection of rooms for the upcoming year. It’s most definitely not a “no-big-deal-whatever-works” kind of thing. Instead, it’s a multi-week process full of twists and turns, hoops to jump through, and last-minute changes of plans. As a first-year, I was very uncertain about how to tackle this room selection challenge. The whole process – from gathering a housing group to the actual two minutes of room selection – seemed overwhelming. And, after hearing my fair share of horror stories from upperclassmen, I felt I had reason to worry.

But – don’t fear – I’m not here to scare you. I’m actually going to try and convince you that, despite what you may have heard from Brown students or college guidebooks, the housing lottery is actually not the end of the world.

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