BREAKING: Spring Weekend 2015 lineup announced

Here is the lineup for 2015’s Spring Weekend. Stay tuned for more updates!

Note: This post has been updated with Saturday’s openers, What Cheer? Brigade and Kelela.


Waka Flocka Flame


We’ve had a little extra time to get pumped about Waka Flocka; if you haven’t already seen the videos of him in a recording booth or reading/responding to a fan’s comments, please do so now. His most recognizable songs, “O Let’s Do it” and “Hard in da Paint,” are from his first album, Flockaveli, (not to be confused with Flockaveli 2, coming out later this year).

Hudson Mohawke

Hudson Mohawke Press 2011

Perhaps more famous for his work as half of TNGHT, Ross Birchard — Hudson Mohawke — is also behind multiple hits for Kanye West. As part of Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music stable, the Scottish DJ sometimes referred to as “HudMo” helped with the beats on “Blood on the Leaves” and “Mercy” (more on that later). Though he might not have the name recognition of past years’ electronic acts like Diplo and A-Trak, Hudson Mohawke should bring plenty of energy to Friday night.

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BREAKING: New dean of the College selected

10094Today, President Paxson announced that Professor Maud Mandel, the current director of Brown’s Program in Judaic Studies, has accepted the offer to become our next dean of the College. Professor Mandel, who has contributed important scholarly work in history and Judaic studies to Brown since 1997, will assume her new responsibilities on July 1st, 2014.

In her email to the members of the Brown community, Paxson commends Mandel’s commitment to academic advising as well as her contributions to advisory committees on important issues such as “faculty diversity, graduate studies, academic priorities, curriculum, childcare planning, preparations for outside reviews, and many faculty and staff searches.”

BlogDailyHerald would like to take this time to congratulate Professor Mandel on this appointment, and we look forward to seeing all that she will contribute to the Brown community in her new position.

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BREAKING: New Provost selected

docpkg-1President Paxson just announced that Vicki Leigh Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (wow, that’s a lot) at Rice University, will become Brown’s 12th Provost on July 1st.

In an email to the Brown community, Paxson called Professor Colvin “particularly well-prepared to assume the role of provost at this important juncture in the University’s history.” She replaces current Provost Mark Schlissel P’15, who will become President of the University of Michigan.

Here’s a very succinct description of Colvin’s new job from President Paxson:

The provost is the University’s chief academic officer and is a leader and critical partner in advancing the University’s strategic agenda. Many of the University’s senior positions report directly to the provost, including the deans of the College, Graduate School, and faculty; the University librarian; dean of admission; director of financial aid; vice president for research; and chief information officer. The provost chairs a number of committees designed to establish and propel University priorities, including the University Resources Committee and the Academic Priorities Committee. The provost serves as the senior officer in charge of the University in the absence of the president.

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Hurricane Sandy (Cohen): Despite state of emergency, classes are still on for tomorrow

Amid some speculation and the announced closings of many public school systems in the Northeast, Brown has officially decided to hold classes as scheduled tomorrow. Governor Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 may have declared a state of emergency for the state of Rhode Island in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy (Cohen)—the “Frankenstorm“—but you should keep studying for whatever midterms you have for tomorrow.

But who knows: maybe sleeping with spoons under our pillows and our pajamas inside out will be just enough to turn the tide (hurricane puns!) to make tomorrow a Hurricane Day. The responsible college student in us should probably consider making a quick run to Campus Market, Tedeschi (too soon!) or Eastside Marketplace to stock up on some non-perishable foodstuffs.