1998-1999 indexDistributed April 9, 1999
Dedication of Gregorian Quadrangle scheduled for Monday, April 12
Brown University will formally dedicate its newest residential quadrangle in honor of President Emeritus Vartan Gregorian at 4 p.m. Monday, April 12. President and Mrs. Gregorian will return to Providence for the event.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown University will formally dedicate its newest residential quadrangle in honor of President Emeritus Vartan Gregorian at 4 p.m. Monday, April 12. Clare and Vartan Gregorian will return to the University for the dedication ceremony.
The 300-bed facility, which opened in 1991, is the University's first air-conditioned residence hall. It features four-bedroom suites with common living rooms, several community kitchens, a library-lounge and a snack bar. It also houses 24 University guest rooms and a faculty apartment. Gregorian himself sat at the controls of a backhoe in May 1990 when ground was broken for the $15.5-million facility.
Gregorian, Brown's 16th president, became president of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, one of the nation's largest and most prestigious grant-making foundations, in July 1997.
Two public events are scheduled for the dedication:
Ten members of the Brown University Band will welcome Vartan and Clare Gregorian as they arrive in Providence. USAirways Express flight 4529 from New York is due to arrive at 3:20 p.m. The band will be at the gate.
Brown Chancellor Stephen Robert and other University officials, faculty, students and guests will join Vartan and Clare Gregorian for the formal dedication of the Vartan Gregorian Quadrangle. (In case of rain, the dedication will be held inside Building A of the quadrangle.)
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