Led by bagpiper Andrew Bower ’14, more than 100 people, including President Paxson, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, and alumni and student veterans, processed across the College Green on November 11. Behind Bower were former U.S. Navy petty officer Matthew Ricci ’15, University Chaplain Janet Cooper Nelson, and Reed, who praised such Veterans Day tributes as “an expression of the sacrifices and service and the debt we owe to veterans everywhere.”
Two members of the Class of 2013 were commissioned as second lieutenants in divisions of the United States Armed Forces in a ceremony on Saturday, May 25, in Rhode Island Hall. The ceremony, part of the 245th Commencement events, honored Marcos Aranda and Heejung Sarah Park, who were formally commissioned in the United States Army and United States Air Force, respectively, as participants in the Health Professions Scholarship Program.
Brown neuroscience and engineering professor John Donoghue spoke to an audience of about 100 people May 4 at a veterans breakfast convened annually by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The senator invited Donoghue, who is also a researcher at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center to talk about the PVAMC's new Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology, which he directs, and the latest research on BrainGate, an investigational brain-computer interface currently in clinical trials.
In its January 23, 2013 issue, the Brown Daily Herald's editorial page board offered an editorial on veterans as an important component of diversity at Brown. Entitled "The lost piece to Brown's diversity puzzle," the editorial ends with encouraging Brown students to participate in improving campus attitude towards veterans. "As Brown students, we . . .