BROWN UNIVERSITY

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Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1764 as Rhode Island College, it is the third-oldest institution of higher education in New England and the seventh-oldest in the United States. It is a member of the Ivy League.
 
Brown was the first college in the nation to accept students of all religious affiliations. Brown has the oldest undergraduate engineering program in the Ivy League (1847), the only undergraduate Egyptology department in the Western Hemisphere, and, until recently, the only History of Mathematics department in the world (housed in the same building as Egyptology). Brown was also one of the first institutions to emphasize computer science as well as media studies, with its department of Modern Culture and Media, where students study film production, film criticism, and critical theory.
 
 The Brown "New Curriculum," instituted in 1969, eliminates distribution requirements and mandatory A/B/C grade (allowing any course to be taken on a "satisfactory/no credit" basis). Moreover, there are no pluses (+) or minuses (-) in the grading system.
 
 Since 2001, Brown's current and 18th president is Ruth J. Simmons, the first African American president, and second female president, of an Ivy League institution, as well as the first permanent female president of Brown.

(borrowed from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_University)

HISTORY

The founding of Brown  (borrowed from http://www.myplan.com/colleges/undergraduate-colleges/brown-university/articles-217156.html?aid=321)

In 1763, James Manning, a Baptist minister, was sent to Rhode Island by the Philadelphia Association of Baptist Churches in order to found a college. At the same time, local Congregationalists, led by James Stiles, were working toward a similar end. On March 3, 1764, a charter was filed to create Rhode Island College in Warren, Rhode Island, reflecting the work of both Stiles and Manning.

The charter had more than 60 signatories, including John and Nicholas Brown of the Brown family, who would give the College its present day name. The college's mission, the charter stated, was to prepare students "for discharging the Offices of Life" by providing instruction "in the Vernacular Learned Languages, and in the liberal Arts and Sciences." The charter's language has long been interpreted by the university as discouraging the founding of a business school or law school. Brown continues to be one of only two Ivy League colleges with neither a business school nor a law school (the other being Princeton).

The charter required that the makeup of the board of thirty-six trustees include twenty-two Baptists, five Friends, four Congregationalists, and five Episcopalians, and by twelve Fellows, of whom eight, including the President, should be Baptists "and the rest indifferently of any or all denominations." It specified that "into this liberal and catholic institution shall never be admitted any religious tests, but on the contrary, all the members hereof shall forever enjoy full, free, absolute, and uninterrupted liberty of conscience." The Encyclopedia Britannica Eleventh Edition remarks that "At the time it was framed the charter was considered extraordinarily liberal" and that "the government has always been largely non-sectarian in spirit.""
Providence." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1911. 11th edition. Vol 22 (POL-RHE). p. 511c: (Makeup of board, 22 Baptists, etc. No religious tests for admission. "Considered extraordinary liberal.")

James Manning, the minister sent to Rhode Island by the Baptists, was sworn in as the College's first president in 1765. Rhode Island College moved to its present location on College Hill, in the East Side of Providence, in 1770 and construction of the first building, The College Edifice, began. This building was renamed University Hall in 1823. The Brown family were instrumental in the move to Providence, funding and organizing much of the construction of the new buildings. The family's connection with the college was strong: Joseph Brown became a professor of Physics at the University and John Brown served as treasurer from 1775 to 1796. In 1804, a year after John Brown's death, the University was renamed Brown University in honor of John's nephew, Nicholas Brown, Jr., who was a member of the class of 1786 and contributed $5,000 (which, adjusted for inflation, is approximately $61,000 in 2005, though it was 1,000 times the roughly $5 tuition) toward an endowed professorship. In 1904, the John Carter Brown Library was opened as an independent historical and cultural research center based around the libraries of John Carter Brown and John Nicholas Brown.



The Brown family was involved in various business ventures in Rhode Island, including slavery; the family itself was divided on the issue. John Brown had relentlessly defended slavery, while Moses Brown and Nicholas Brown Jr. were fervent abolitionists. In recognition of this history, the University established the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice in 2003.Howell, Ricardo (2001, July). "Slavery, the Brown Family of Providence and Brown University." Brown University News Service

Brown began to admit women when it established a Women's College in 1891, which was later named Pembroke College. "The College" (the undergraduate school) merged with Pembroke College in 1971 and became coeducational.

Spring Weekend

Starting in 1950, Brown replaced the traditional Junior Week and Junior Prom, which were discontinued during World War II, with Spring Weekend, which featured athletic contests and dances. Concerts featuring invited performers began in 1960.Mitchell, Martha. (2003). "Spring Weekend." Encyclopedia Brunoniana. On the campus these concerts were held in various loctions including Pembroke Field, the College Green,  Alumnae Hall,  Marvel Gym Meehan Auditorium. (Click venue to read history).   

Lastly,  we need to mention the two record stores that made Brown University a cool place.  The first one was BSA Records which was located in the Faunce House Post Office lobby. After that it was Mother Records that took over the space and thived as a student run business.

 

CONCERT WE PRESENTLY KNOW ABOUT

VENUE 1962 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 28, 1962 Ray Charles            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium October 5, 1962 Bo Diddley Dakota Staton          
  1963 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 26, 1963 The Limeliters            
Brown University, Aldrich-Dexter Field April 27, 1963 Isley Brothers            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 28, 1963 Dave Brubeck Quartet            
  1964 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 24, 1964 Bob Dylan     YES   YES  
Brown University, Wriston Quadrangle April 25, 1964 The Coasters     YES      
  1965 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University. Meehan Auditorium April  1965 Ella Fitzgerald            
Brown University, Wriston Quadrangle April  1965 Bo Diddley         YES  
Brown University. Meehan Auditorium April  1965 The Shirelles            
  1967 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 28, 1967 Young Rascals            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 29, 1967 Shangri-Las            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 29, 1967 Peter, Paul & Mary            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 22, 1967 The Doors (early show)          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 22, 1967 The Doors (late show)          
  1968 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Marvel Gym March 8, 1968 Jimi Hendrix Experience      YES   YES  
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  March 16, 1968 The Fugs            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 26, 1968 The Yardbirds Procol Harum          
Brown University, Pembroke Field April 27, 1968 Dizzy Gillespie Dionne Warwick          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 27, 1968 James Brown Flip Wilson          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 20, 1968 The Stone Poneys Ultimate Spinach   YES      
  1969 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 25, 1969  Smokey Robinson & The Miracles     YES      
Brown University, Pembroke Field April 26, 1969 Gordan Lightfoot     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 26, 1969 Carlos Montoya     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 26, 1969   Janis Joplin & The Kozmic Blues Band     YES      
Brown University, College Green April 27, 1969 Herbie Mann     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium October 31, 1969 Chicago     YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  November 15, 1969 Tom Rush     YES      
  1970 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  February 14, 1970 Sha Na Na     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium March 21, 1970 Isaac Hayes Carla Thomas The Bar-Kays YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  April 17, 1970 Tom Rush Bill Madison   YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 19, 1970 Blood, Sweat & Tears     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium  April 24, 1970 The Band

(scheduled but no show)

  YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 24, 1970 Jefferson Airplane

(scheduled but no show)

  YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 24, 1970 John Sebastian            
Brown University, College Green April 25, 1970 John Mayall Delaney & Bonnie James Taylor YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 25, 1970 Ray Charles     YES      
Brown University, College Green   April 26, 1970 Judy Collins     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 25, 1970 The Byrds Tim Hardin   YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 6, 1970 B. B. King            
  1971 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  October 22, 1971 Mahavishnu Orchestra     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 11, 1971 Jesus Christ Superstar     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 12, 1971 Stevie Wonder     YES      
Brown University, Sayles Hall November 13, 1971 Benefit Street Egg Brothers   YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  November 14, 1971 Roger Salloom     YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  December 10, 1971 Swallow     YES      
  1972 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium February 25, 1972 J. Geils Band Yes Egg Brothers YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  March 11, 1972 Shawn Phillips     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium March 17, 1972 Sha Na Na Taj Mahal Fabulous Rhinestones YES      
  Brown University, Big Mother April 18, 1972 Henry Gross The McKinney Brothers   YES      
  Brown University, Big Mother April 21, 1972 Guns & Butter     YES      
  Brown University, Big Mother April 24, 1972 David Bromberg     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 28, 1972 Mahavishnu Orchestra New Riders of the Purple Sage   YES      
Brown University, College Green   April 29, 1972 The Youngbloods Billy Preston   YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 29, 1972 Ike & Tina Turner Revue Blue Öyster Cult   YES      
Brown University, College Green April 30, 1972 Bonnie Raitt Pat Sky   YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  May 16, 1972 Andy Pratt            
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  October 13, 1972 Jackson Browne     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 3, 1972 Procol Harum Steeleye Span Tir Na Nog        
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  December 8, 1972 Steeleye Span Yamakraw   YES      
  1973 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  February 25, 1973 John Lee Hooker            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium May 4, 1973 Fanny Todd Rundgren   YES      
Brown University, College Green   May 5, 1973 Livingston Taylor Jonathan Edwards   YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  September 28, 1973 Roomful Of Blues     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 19, 1973 Bette Midler     YES      
  1974 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium March 15, 1974 David Crosby     YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall April 26, 1974  Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band     YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 27, 1974 Phil Ochs           Set List
  1975 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 25, 1975 John Mayall            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 26, 1975 Harry Chapin            
Brown University, College Green April 27, 1975 Richie Havens   Richie Havens        
  1976 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  1976 J. D. Souther Roomful of Blues          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 25, 1976 Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band Steve Goodman          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium May 1, 1976 Roy Buchanan Buddy Guy & Junior Wells Roomful Of Blues        
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium May 2, 1976 J.D. Souther Firefall Holy Modal Rounders        
  1977 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium March 30, 1977 Pousette-Dart Band Leo Kottke Roomful of Blues        
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium October 1, 1977 Aztec Two-Step            
Brown University, Alumnae Hall October 8, 1977 RIZZZ            
Brown University, Alumnae Hall November 5, 1977 The Ramones Nervous Eaters          
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium November 11, 1977 Todd Rundgren & Utopia     YES YES   Recorded
  1978 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall February 26, 1978    Elvis Costello & The Attractions Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band

(early show)

    YES SET LIST
Brown University, Alumnae Hall February 26, 1978    Elvis Costello & The Attractions Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band

(late show)

    YES SET LIST
Brown University, Pembroke Field April 29, 1978 Bonnie Raitt NRBQ RIZZZ YES      
Brown University. Meehan Auditorium October 6, 1978 Little Feat Pousette-Dart Band Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall October 15, 1978 Dave Edmunds Rockpile Jules & the Polar Bears   YES      
Brown University, Alumnae Hall     November 3, 1978  Talking Heads Young Adults       YES YES    
  1979 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall February 25, 1979 Dire Straits Barooga Bandit   YES YES    
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  27, 1979 Tubes            
Brown University, College Green   April 28, 1979 Pousette-Dart Band            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 28, 1979 Atlanta Rhythm Section            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium October 14, 1979 Karla Bonoff Jack Tempchin          
  1980 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 23, 1980 Robin Laine & The Chartbusters Jorma Kaukonen          
Brown University, Alumnae Hall May 4, 1980 Rachael Sweet Neighborhoods    YES      
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium September 17, 1980 Bob Marley & The Wailers       YES YES Recorded
Brown University, Alumnae Hall  November 21, 1980 Neighborhoods   Mundanes   YES       
  1981 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 1, 1981 NRBQ            
  1982 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall March 20, 1982 U2            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  1982 Graham Parker            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium October 3, 1982 Gang Of Four Mission Of Burma          
  1983 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  1983 NRBQ            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 30, 1983 U2            
  1985 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall April 26, 1985 Afrika Bambaataa Soulsonic Force   YES      
Brown University. Pembroke Field April 27, 1985 R.E.M. Neats Pablo Moses YES     SET LIST
Brown University, Alumnae Hall October 27, 1985 Steel Pulse     YES     SET LIST
  1987 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium  April 25,1987 Elvis Costello Nick Lowe         SET LIST
  1988 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  1988 The Wailers NRBQ          
  1989 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1989 Little Feat Tom Tom Club Toots and The Maytals        
  1990 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April  28, 1990 Ziggy Marley            
  1991 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Alumnae Hall February 1, 1991 Phish           Set List
  1994 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1994 Violent Femmes Buffalo Tom Buddy Guy        
  1995 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1995 Indigo Girls Morphine          
  1996 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1996 George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars Coolio Fugees        
  1997 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 17, 1997 Bob Dylan Bo Diddley         Set List
  1998 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1998 Grandmaster Flash Sonic Youth Luna        
  1999 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April   1999 Busta Rhymes Wilco Black Star        
  2000 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 7, 2000 Tracy Chapman            
  2001 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 19, 2001 They Might Be Giants Violent Femmes Mike Doughty        
  2003 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 10, 2003 Joan Jet & The Blackhearts Luna Wallflowers        
  2004 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University. Meehan Auditorium April 22, 2004 Bela Fleck & The Flectones Blackalicious          
  2005 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium March 12, 2005 Matisyahu            
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 23, 2005 Ben Folds The Shins          
  2006 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 20, 2006 Wilco            
  2007 MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
Brown University, Meehan Auditorium April 21, 2007 Flaming Lips Yo La Tengo Mission Of Burma        

 

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