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March 2, 2011

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Darlene Trew Crist, Director

Courtney Coelho, Editor
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The New York Times   2 March 2012
Brown University names new president
Christina Hull Paxson, the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, will become president of Brown University, starting July 1. Dr. Paxson, 52, is an economist who began teaching at Princeton in 1986, and in 2000, founded the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, serving as its director until 2009, when she became dean. Her work in recent years has focused on the relationship of economic factors to children’s health and welfare.


The Associated Press   2 March 2012
Princeton’s Paxson to lead Brown University
Princeton University economist Christina Hull Paxson, who specializes in how economic factors affect people’s health and welfare, was named the next president of Brown University on Friday. Brown Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch, who led the presidential selection committee, said Paxson has the qualities needed to continue the "extraordinary progress" that the Ivy League school has made over the past decade.


Bloomberg   2 March 2012
Princeton’s Paxson named Brown University’s president
Christina Hull Paxson, dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will become Brown University’s 19th president. “It is a privilege and honor to join the Brown community,” Paxson said in a statement. “I am drawn to Brown’s distinctive approach to education and scholarship, with its emphasis on intellectual independence and free inquiry.”


The Chronicle of Higher Education   2 March 2012
Brown U. taps Princeton dean, an economist, as its next president
Christina Hull Paxson, an economist and dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will be Brown University’s next president, officials announced on Friday. Ms. Paxson, 52, will succeed Ruth J. Simmons, who made history in 2001 as the first black president of an Ivy League institution.


The Brown Daily Herald   2 March 2012
U. presents president-elect Paxson to the community
Chancellor Thomas Tisch ’76 announced the selection of Christina Paxson, dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as the University’s 19th president to a packed audience of students and faculty in Sayles Hall at noon today. In his opening remarks, Tisch expressed excitement over Paxson’s selection. "If she could make Brown any happier, we’d burst the thermometer," he said.


Brown Alumni Magazine   2 March 2012
Christina Paxson named Brown’s 19th president
For Christina Hull Paxson, March 2, a chill, overcast day in Providence, began with a peaceful, arm-in-arm stroll across the College Green with her husband, Ari Gabinet. It was the last unnoticed campus walk she will enjoy for a very long time.


WPRI.com   2 March 2012
Colleague of Bernanke and Krugman is Brown’s new president
Brown University’s new president, Christina Paxson, is leaving a department studded with star professors. Among the economists who worked with Paxson at Princeton: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who left Princeton in 2002 to join the central bank, and Paul Krugman, the influential New York Times columnist who won a Nobel Prize while Paxson was chair of the department.


WRNI   2 March 2012
Brown introduces new president
Christina Hull Paxson, an economist, will replace Brown President Ruth Simmons when she steps down this summer. University officials announced the selection today, saying Paxson has the experience and leadership qualities needed to run a major Ivy League university. As far as what lies ahead for Brown, Paxson says the school is in good condition, and she does not foresee major changes in the immediate future. Her priorities include expanding Brown’s global reach and increasing interdisciplinary studies.


The Washington Post   2 March 2012
Economist Christina Hull Paxson named new president of Brown
Princeton University economist Christina Hull Paxson, who specializes in how economic factors affect people’s health and welfare, was named the next president of Brown University on Friday. The university said Paxson was elected to the position during a special meeting of the school’s governing body. Paxson is dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.


Providence Business News    2 March 2012
Brown University elects new president
Brown University has named economist Christina Hull Paxson its new president. Paxson is currently dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; she will start her duties as the 19th president of Brown, succeeding Ruth Simmons, on July 1. “It is a privilege and honor to join the Brown community,” Paxson said in a news release Friday. “I am drawn to Brown’s distinctive approach to education and scholarship, with its emphasis on intellectual independence and free inquiry.


WPRO   2 March 2012
Brown University names economist as next president
Brown University Friday named an economist from Princeton, Christina Hull Paxson as its 19th president, succeeding Ruth Simmons on July 1. Simmons is stepping down at the end of this academic year, but will continue to serve at Brown as a professor. Paxson, Chair of the Department of Economics at Princeton was chosen after a six-month search conducted by the Presidential Selection Committee of the Brown Corporation, chaired by University Chancellor Thomas Tisch and a Campus Advisory Committee, comprised of faculty, students, and staff.


WJAR   2 March 2012
Princeton dean named Brown president
Princeton University economist Christina Hull Paxson, who specializes in how economic factors affect people’s health and welfare, was named the next president of Brown University on Friday. Paxson will assume her new position on July 1. She will become the school’s 19th president and will take over from Ruth Simmons, the first African-American to lead an Ivy League university.


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