BlogDH’s 10 most popular posts of 2013


2013 was certainly chock full of fun and happenings: we had 12 days of Spring Weekend and 12 days of Flogmas, costume contests, stickers, meetings with key administrators, a Community Forum (also with key administrators), same-sex marriage legislation in the state of Rhode Island, several rounds of BergeMash, a visit from Jesse Watters, Kendrick and A-Trak (and Big Freedia), a lot of Girls recaps, gastronomical adventures, fun whilst drunk/sober/high, and everything in between. This year was an eventful one, and we’ve had a blast riding it out with you all.

In order to usher in the new year, we thought we’d recap some of our most popular posts of 2013. Without further ado, here are our most read articles of this past year:

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Find Your 2013 Graduate!


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!


Tonight, The Brown Daily Herald — an independent daily newspaper serving the community since 1891 — will be manning a table at the activities fair, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Olney-Margolies Athletic Center. Stop by to learn about all the different ways to join The Herald’s staff of 200+ reporters, editors, photographers, columnists, designers, cartoonists and a bunch of people who manage the monies.

The Herald is Brown’s oldest and largest student group, and no experience is required to join. If you like what you read — or want to help improve it — stop by our table and say hello (or, if you can’t make it, drop us a line at Map to the OMAC after the jump. Continue Reading

Crustacean conservation at convocation

Even President Ruth Simmons is doing her part to soften the economy’s impact on the University’s coffers — and shellfish worldwide are breathing sighs of relief.

Before introducing today’s convocation speaker, Professor of Biology Johanna Schmitt, Simmons outlined her plan to make up the $800 million in losses reported earlier this year:

“We really don’t need to have shrimp at the faculty reception,” she said. “What’s a shrimp or two?”

It’s not yet clear what impact Simmons’ remarks will have on the popularity of Dining Services’ exclusive new Club Plan.

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A Thousand Words: Orientation

Brown’s class of 2013 and transfers to other classes — a total of 1,485 news students — moved on to campus this weekend and broke the ice in all sorts of completely non-awkward ways.
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A Thousand Words: Move-in day

Saturday was the official move-in day for all the first-year students who did not attend the Third World Transition Program. Sunny skies made for a smooth transition to life on College Hill. (Photos by Kim Perley / Herald)


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