Upon learning that the Lecture Board Speaker Poll was officially open, one of our writers sprung into action to proclaim that she planned to vote for Mindy Kaling. World War III erupted as both BlogDH staffers and readers alike disagreed with this preference. As such, several members of our team were inspired to action and decided to write pieces advocating for their first-choice speakers. Expect fleshed-out plugs for each candidate from now until the poll closes. It’s like All That‘s ‘Know Your Stars’… except not fake.
First of all, I have to say Lecture Board did a PHENOMENAL job with this year’s candidates. Sure, Mindy Kaling is pretty cool; Arianna Huffington created one of the most popular news sites of our age, which is okay; Guy Fieri is ignorant about his ‘90s boy-band frosted tips, which is completely amusing; and Sir Ian McKellen was knighted, which I guess is kind of a big deal. But guys… BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY.
Seriously, this guy.
Find the reasons why you should vote for Bill Nye the Science Guy after the jump. Seriously, go vote. Right now. Continue Reading
Congratulations to the class of 2013! We will miss you all and can’t wait to see the amazing things you will accomplish. Here is one last graduation present for you all (grad students included!): we’ve got the photos of you walking out of the Van Wickle Gates that you know your mom is dying to see. As Brown graduates, you’ve got this figured out by now—like our page, tag your friends here, and enjoy! Congrats!
Alas, after 12 days of hype, artist profiles, wisdom and advice, the Spring Week festivities have finally drawn to a close. Beat the post-Spring Week blues by reliving this past week’s events: find/tag your friends in the two photo albums on our Facebook page that catalog all that went on in this these that felt like an alternate reality. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to relieve the burden of trying to remember every last second of your Spring Week experience… and to give you some inkling of what took place over the past couple of days. (You’re welcome.)
Introducing Humans of the Brown University presented by BlogDailyHerald! Inspired by Humans of New York, Humans of Brown University will collect stories and quotes from your peers so you can get to learn more about the humans on our campus. We’ve gone out into the field and snapped some pictures of humans (i.e., your peers) at Brown University in their respective elements and on the move. Check BlogDH (and our Facebook page) every Tuesday for new humans and stories. (We’re sorry if you don’t find the label “humans” politically correct; if you’d prefer to be called a squirrel or an alien, please drop us a line and we’ll make the appropriate adjustments.) Enjoy!
“I love Sayles Hall, built in 1883. (I’m a tour guide.)”
“What are you studying?”
“When is it?”
“Tonight.” Continue Reading
Confused by the hordes of students crowding Wriston as you were leaving the Ratty today? Unsure as to why everyone you saw was smiling so much they were nearly in tears? Today the 2015 Class Board organized Super Heavy Petting on Wriston Quad, complete with bunnies, chicks, pigs, and a goat in a diaper. Check out the pictures of our furry friends below.
Help a dwarf planet out!
Scientists have discovered two more moons orbiting Pluto and now, because we live in an age where we can’t do anything without consulting the masses on the internet, you can vote to name them! As a physics nerd, I can assure you that this is a big fuckin’ deal. But seriously, when else will you have the chance to name something with a diameter that is about the length of Manhattan? You can vote on suggested names that come from Greek and Roman mythology, keeping in theme with Pluto’s other moons—Charon, Nix, and Hydra—or you can write in your own name. Our vote is for Bear Force One.