PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Calendar year 2016 marked another busy and fulfilling year at Brown. Through study, research, engaged scholarship, advocacy and hard work, the University's students, faculty and staff pursued passions ranging from interdisciplinary entrepreneurism to Shakespeare in Spanish to tiny chameleons (with extra long tongues). The year also witnessed a number of Brown milestones, including a Nobel Prize win for professor of physics J. Michael Kosterlitz, the culmination of Thomas Tisch's nine-year term as chancellor, a trip to the NCAA Final Four for the Bears lacrosse team and the launch of the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center, the first of its kind in the nation. Here, in chronological order, are 19 highlights among Brown’s most well-read and noteworthy stories from 2016.
The year in stories
As 2016 comes to a close, here are 19 highlights among Brown’s most well-read and noteworthy stories from the last year.