BlogDH Explains Orientation: Paxson welcomes you to her domain

Now THAT is a scarf.

Every castle must have its king (or queen…or phetriarch…) and Brown, despite its loyalty to free thought and vegan activism, subscribes to that rule. Β As the first class to begin Brown in a Ruth-less environment, a key part of your orientation is understanding who will serve as your very own Chancellor Palpatine (we’re talking pre-Naboo crisis Palpatine) throughout the next years of your lives.

With this in mind, doΒ not miss the first freshman address tomorrow afternoon from Christina Paxson, Brown’s newly-appointed 19th president, author of a questionably hilarious study on height, and owner of a kickass shirt design. She’ll be addressing the whole university on Wednesday, but you get VIP access to her at 2 p.m. on the Main Green, during what will hopefully be a classic Rhode Island Sunday afternoon. Do yourself a favor and take a break from comparing Parisian travel plans and SAT Subject Test scores with that guy from Harvard-Westlake and open your ears to a new voice. Will her remarks stray too far from the template set by every university leader throughout recorded history? Probably not. Will she pander to you with some empty-chair performance art? Hopefully. At the very least, consider this: it’s a bonding moment. You’re brand new, she’s brand new. D’awwww.