You are here: > Resources > Brown University

Brown University

Self Description

September 2002: "Founded in 1764, Brown University was the third college in New England and the seventh in America -- and the only one that welcomed students of all religious persuasions. A commitment to diversity and intellectual freedom remains a hallmark of the University today....Established as Rhode Island College in the town of Warren, Rhode Island, the University moved to its present location on Providence's College Hill in 1770."

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2014: "The billionaire former mayor cited an October speech during which his ex-police commissioner, Ray Kelly, was shouted down by students at Brown University. The university canceled Kelly's speech when protesters opposed to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy shouted down and interrupted Kelly."


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Taubman Center for Public Policy Organization Oct 27, 2008
Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Watson Institute for International Studies Organization Aug 9, 2015
Student/Trainee (past or present) John Atcheson MBA Person Oct 17, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Amy Bach Esq. Person Oct 20, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara MDiv Person May 9, 2012
Student/Trainee (past or present) Danah Boyd Person Jul 7, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee Person Jun 9, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Katherine Chon Person Sep 26, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Napier Collyns MS Person Apr 14, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Jennifer "Jen" Daskal Esq. MA Person Oct 14, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Daniel E. Doyle Jr. Person Sep 17, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kate Doyle Person Jan 5, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Daniel Fischel Esq. Person Jul 27, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Nathaniel Frank Ph.D. Person May 25, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Dr. William Frey Ph.D. Person Jul 30, 2013
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Dr. Andrew Green M.D. Person Sep 6, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Lois C. Greisman Esq. Person Mar 1, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kip Hawley Esq. Person Sep 26, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Christopher Hayes Person Aug 8, 2006
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) Prof. Richard Locke Ph.D. Person Aug 9, 2015
Student/Trainee (past or present) Mark Maremont Person Jul 9, 2012
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Stephen McGarvey Ph.D,, MPH Person Apr 2, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kerry Miller Person Feb 29, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Brian T. Moynihan Esq. Person Mar 12, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) John Paczkowski Person May 2, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Thomas E. Perez Esq. MPP Person Feb 28, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Thomas J. Perrelli Esq. Person Feb 9, 2012
Student/Trainee (past or present) Jesselyn Radack Esq. Person Sep 30, 2013
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Alexander A. Reinert Esq. Person May 20, 2009
Student/Trainee (past or present) Dr. Sally L. Satel M.D. Person Dec 27, 2005
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Andrew I. Schoenholtz Esq. Person Jun 12, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Joanna C. Schwartz Esq. Person Jun 16, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Organization Executive (past or present) Robert A. Seiple Person Jan 19, 2008
Student/Trainee (past or present) Prof. Eldar Shafir Ph.D. Person Jul 24, 2009
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kevin Sieff M.A. Person Jun 20, 2011
Student/Trainee (past or present) Vernon Silver Person Mar 9, 2013
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Ruth J. Simmons Person Sep 19, 2006
Organization Executive (past or present) Toby Simon Person Apr 16, 2011
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Robert Ellis Smith Esq. Person Sep 6, 2006
Student/Trainee (past or present) Kenneth W. Starr Esq. Person Oct 12, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) A. G. Sulzberger Person May 22, 2010
Student/Trainee (past or present) Susan Kinzie Svrluga Person Jul 30, 2013
Student/Trainee (past or present) Tatiana Wah Ph.D. Person Mar 28, 2010
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. David Weil Person Sep 19, 2004
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Martin A. Weinstock M.D., Ph.D. Person Jul 2, 2007
Employee/Contractor/Fellow/Freelancer (past or present) Prof. Darrell M. West Ph.D. Person Oct 27, 2008
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Daniel Yankelovich Person May 6, 2007
Student/Trainee (past or present) Janet L. Yellen Person Jul 29, 2013
Student/Trainee (past or present) Allison M. Zieve Esq. Person Mar 28, 2012

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Nov 19, 2014 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

QUOTE: UVA's emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault. "Think about it," says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter's sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. "In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?"

Rolling Stone
May 30, 2014 Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

QUOTE: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, delivering Thursday's commencement speech at Harvard University, criticized what he described as a disturbing trend of liberals silencing voices "deemed politically objectionable."

CNN (Cable News Network)
May 22, 2014 Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes (Op-Ed)

QUOTE: the demise of in loco parentis left colleges in an uncertain and awkward position. If they now had little or no control over student conduct, what role should they play — if any — when students misbehaved? And what if students acted in ways that would be criminal in broader society?...The disciplinary systems of colleges, designed to deal with plagiarism and roommate spats, have proved utterly inadequate to deal with the more serious issue of sexual assault.

Los Angeles Times
Jun 19, 2011 Some of Va.’s ‘Brown v. Board’ college grants go to whites

QUOTE: Half a century after many Virginia public schools shut their doors rather than accept black students, the state is offering college scholarships to compensate those whose education suffered in the era of “massive resistance” to desegregation. Among the recipients: white students.

Washington Post
Apr 08, 2011 Why is sexual assault on campus tolerated?

QUOTE: Universities in the United States rarely expel students for sexual assault… Because of the way universities handle sexual misconduct, it is often the victim who drops out of school.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jan 21, 2008 Investigation of Study Programs Widens

QUOTE: Questions about study abroad programs were raised in an article in The New York Times last summer that described how some program providers offer colleges rebates, free and subsidized travel, unpaid seats on advisory boards, help with back-office services, marketing stipends and other benefits. Critics say the arrangements...can limit students’ options and result in higher prices for those seeking international experience.

New York Times
Sep 14, 2006 Is early admission unfair? Harvard's decision to scrap the practice this week has sparked a debate about how colleges should pick students.

QUOTE: critics say it also rewards advantaged students in a system already skewed in their favor...a national conversation about the equity and transparency of admissions, the fairness of early admission, and how any number of admissions practices contribute to the pressure cooker of the application process.

Christian Science Monitor
Sep 08, 2006 Crowd Pleasers: An Age of Tainted Admissions and Too Much Homework

QUOTE: the privacy strictures that once protected even the most knuckleheaded students can now be breached via the Internet. As colleges deal with overwhelming numbers of applications by making their calculations more blatantly quantifiable, embarrassing facts and figures have begun finding their way into the public discourse. Students’ test scores, colleges’ rankings in surveys and parents’ bribes all figure in institutions’ decisions.

New York Times
Sep 07, 2006 N.Y.U. Teaching Aides End Strike, With Union Unrecognized

QUOTE: The first N.Y.U. contract for graduate teaching and research assistants rewarded members with significant increases in stipends and benefits. But university officials said the union had not abided by its promise to refrain from infringing on academic decision-making, and they refused to continue recognizing the union.

New York Times
Aug 31, 2006 Students’ Paths to Small Colleges Can Bypass SAT

QUOTE: Test scores, college officials say, present a skewed picture both of poor students who have had little formal preparation, and wealthy ones who spend thousands of dollars — not to mention evenings, weekends and summers — on tutoring.

New York Times
Jul 19, 2006 Colleges Make Way for Internships

QUOTE: as many as half of all internships are unpaid or low-paid...Some students even effectively end up paying tuition to do unpaid internships because some companies, concerned about labor laws, require students to receive academic credit for the experience.

New York Times
Apr 07, 2006 Colleges, Awash in Applications, Turning Away Even Top Students

QUOTE: Selective schools in the region and the country are reporting more rejections than ever..."We were kind of struck by the fact that we were wait-listing and denying students that last year or two years ago we would have been happy to admit," said John Latting, director of undergraduate admissions.

Washington Post
Mar 22, 2005 Learning to Stand Out Among the Standouts: Some Asian Americans Say Colleges Expect More From Them

QUOTE: "...selective colleges routinely reject [Asian American applicants] in favor of African American, Hispanic and even white applicants with lower scores in order to have more diverse campuses and make up for past discrimination."

Washington Post
Apr 17, 2004 Pushing for Union, Columbia Grad Students Are Set to Strike

QUOTE: Graduate teaching assistants at Columbia University said yesterday that they would go on strike Monday morning and remain out until Columbia recognized their right to unionize...

New York Times
Nov 09, 2003 Rich Colleges Receiving Richest Share of U.S. Aid

QUOTE: The federal government typically gives the wealthiest private universities, which often serve the smallest percentage of low-income students, significantly more financial aid money than their struggling counterparts with much greater shares of poor students.

New York Times
Sep 15, 2002 Corporate Scandals Tainting Donations

QUOTE: ...a moral dilemma for universities, museums, charities and politicians wondering whether they have been the inadvertent beneficiaries of ill-gotten dollars....Under law, gifts traceable to the proceeds of a crime are in most cases subject to forfeiture.

Washington Post