Ra Ra Brunonia: Our University-College

Faunce House - June 2009

For those of you who have come to this school for the prospect of an “enclave of trustafarians and children of celebrities” who “major in drum circles and semiotics,” you may have skimped on your Brown education.  While academic offerings can teach you about the psychology of making decisions and your daily dosage of sleep (8.4 hours), this new column will give you a taste of the history you walk through every day and, hopefully, a new appreciation for College Hill, past and present.  As President Henry Wriston said,* “no student can walk the paths of the College Green for four years … without learning something from the appearance, something from the atmosphere that its buildings breathe, something from the way history looks down upon him…”

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