In 1976 a group of students convinced the administration of the need to establish a center where students could advise their peers on how best to engage with the New Curriculum, established seven years prior as a result of Brown’s first student-led Group Independent Study Project (GISP). The mission of the Resource Center, now known as the Curricular Resource Center for Peer Advising, is to help students engage with the different possibilities offered by Brown’s curriculum. In celebrating the center’s 40th anniversary during the 2016-2017 year, we hope to take stock of the evolving significance of the Open Curriculum, as well as how our role as peer advisors has changed over time.
CRC 40th Anniversary Advisory Committee: Professor Elissavet Amanatidou (Classics), Jim Amspacher (CareerLAB), Natalie Asalgado ‘16, Wayne Byun ‘16, Manuel Contreras ‘16, Matthew Dang ‘17, Professor Cornelia Dean ‘69 (Environmental Studies), Dean Linda Dunleavy, Professor Gregory Elliott (Sociology), Lauren Galvan ‘16, Marguerite Joutz ‘15 (President’s Office), Jori Ketten ‘02 (Swearer Center), Professor Monica Linden (Neuroscience), Shane Lloyd AM’11, Nicole Martinez ‘18 (Event Coordinator), Paige Morris ‘16, Dolma Ombadykow ‘17, Evan Schwartz ‘13, Dean Timothy Shiner (Office of Student Life), Alexandra Urban ‘15.
The 40th Anniversary events and online archive are made possible by a gift from Ellen Grant and Anthony Alfieri '81, P'15 P'18.