Text of President Paxson’s welcome to the members of the entering classes of the graduate school, medical school and the college.
Pre-event news release with Class of 2017 Facts and Figures
On Monday morning — Labor Day — first-year students gathered in classrooms around campus for their First Readings seminars. The program, initiated at Brown seven years ago, is designed to give new students a common reading experience and prepare them for college life.
Complete event video includes music performances, invocation by Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson, and opening remarks by President Paxson. Omer Bartov, professor of history, delivers the opening address titled “Education, Power and Conformism.”