Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day two.

"In order to succeed in life, doubt is required."

The president of the college, Ruth Simmons, gave us a warm welcome tonight on the Main Green. We listened as she went on about the school, what Brown offered, what the students are like, and what they expected of us. She spoke about how Brown loves to foster curiosity in its students, and how you are encouraged to explore any and everything you've ever wondered about.

As she spoke, one could not help but notice the sincerity in her voice and in her smile. She believed in us, and I felt that. Not only was the president amazing, but the students who helped us get situation in Pembroke before the welcome session were very informative. I have not met one person here who does not love it, and I honestly do not expect to.

Earlier today, I was able to attend the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) program. The professors there were adorable beyond measure, with the type of humor only likeminded people could understand. The physics professor gave a lecture about levitating frogs (I kid you not). Where else but Brown?

Though the weather was amazing today, they were telling us to expect showers tomorrow. Rhode Island weather, how I missed you so.

1 comment:

  1. The doubting Thomas has left the room, you are now a member of the Brown University Class of 2014!

    Glad that you got to get a snapshot of the classes and what it will be like to be on campus. Remember to take a few photos of the Van Winkle Gates. We want to see all of you, Elizabeth, Kiana and yourself, having a great time at Brown University.

    Take care.

    Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
    School Board Member
    West Contra Costa
    Unified School District