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Vote for your next Lecture Board speaker preference!

Brown Lecture Board has given us a very fun responsibility: to present our campus with their amazing options of speakers for them to bring next to Brown. For the next week, we’ll be profiling one of the six options every day, in case you need a little help in deciding who to cast your vote for. Lecture Board will pursue speakers in the order of the results from this poll, which will be open via Google Form until November 29th. You need @brown.edu email to vote, and can only do so once, so pick carefully!

The options are:

  • Viola Davis, actress
  • Toni Morrison, writer
  • Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York creator
  • Skype Conversation with Edward Snowden
  • Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement
  • Fred Armisen, comedian/actor

You can access the poll here, and find our first profile on the site tomorrow!

Note: Lecture Board may not be able to host the speakers on this poll, given potential scheduling conflicts and availability issues.

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Pollerbears: Hello _______.

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With midterms in full swing (but, do they ever end), we want to say “hello.” We also want to know how you’re holding up. For a brief study break, we kindly ask you to fill in the blanks:

Hello...._____________.

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Pollerbears: What do you call the eatery in Andrews?

 

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WHAT IS THIS PLACE?!

It has recently come to our attention that everyone on this campus calls the above eatery by a different name. Yes, we know that simply calling it “Andrews” would suffice, but it appears that Brunonians from all walks of campus life refers to this center of pizza and pho goodness with vastly different nicknames.  Your vote on this poll will determine how Blog refers to this beloved eatery in the future… maybe. Can someone kindly tell me, WHAT IS THIS PLACE?!

What do you call the eatery in Andrews?

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Pollerbears: Shopping period is ending…

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Don’t you love the first week of school? You get to be excited about classes and yet have no work for them because maybe you’re just ~shopping~. While I know the whole not-knowing-your-schedule thing can stress people out, I personally love shopping, be it for classes, groceries, or on Etsy.

But sadly, all good things come to an end. You better know what you’re taking because fee-free registration, and shopping period, officially ends at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Also coming to an end: the lax attitude about work that one enjoys in the first few, hectic weeks of school. There will, sadly, be no excuse for not having bought the books. Sections will be starting… Assignments might even be coming up. So are you guys going to the library tonight? (I haven’t been yet…)

Is it time to start working?

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PollerBears: It’s finals week…

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Everyone knows it takes about four unproductive hours for every productive hour of work. It’s all part of the ~process~. Are you being productive right now or do you just look like you’re being productive right now? We need to know.

I'm spending most of my time...

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12 Days of Spring Weekend starts now

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As hard as it is to believe, spring has supposedly finally begun, and it’s time for our favorite Blog series: our 12 day countdown to Spring Weekend. For the next 12 days, we’ll be dishing out all our best Spring Week advice. We’ll post anything you need to know in preparation for SW15 — artist profiles, ticketing information, weather forecasts, life advice; all the relevant knowledge to make Spring Weekend the best three days of your school year. (Oh, and Furby might make an appearance).

It’s time to start getting ahead on your on your reading, stocking up on sleep, and listening to our Spring Weekend Blogify playlist on repeat. Get excited, Brown. The wait is almost over.

What part of SW15 are you most pumped for?

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