The administration has announced the full lineup for the 250th anniversary opening weekend ceremonies, and it’s a doozy. The festivities will kick off Friday, March 7 (next week!) with a Keynote Lecture by World Bank president Dr. Jim Yong Kim ’82 at 2:30 p.m. A film called “The Brown Difference” (I wonder what it is?!) will premiere at 5 p.m. in Sayles before the party really gets started at 6:30 with the giant anniversary cake and fireworks on the Main Green. Friday night will also include a “performance showcase featuring 20+ student groups” at 7:30 in Granoff and a 250th Anniversary Wind Symphony Concert in Salomon.
Saturday will feature a campus-wide open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full schedule here). Highlights include: a 10 a.m. panel on 21st century politics with Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee ’75, P ’14, ’17, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan ’80, P ’15, Delaware Governor Jack Markell ’82, and Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin P ’14; an 11:15 a.m. Watson Keynote by US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez ’83; and a 3:30 p.m. panel on revolution with US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson ’81, P ’14 and Professor Emeritus Gordon S. Wood, among others. Registration is encouraged. Check out the celebration’s Facebook event for more information.