Neuroscience undergrad Michael Zaskey '16 was profiled in the October 2015 issue of GI Jobs magazine, in a cover story entited "You won't believe how this Army medic made it to the Ivy League":
Just two years after leaving the Army, Michael Zaskey could not have imagined he'd be studying at an Ivy League college. Yet last fall Zaskey, 27, began working on a bachelor's degree in neuroscience at Brown University in Rhode Island, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious schools... Read full article
The Civil War was deeply traumatic for Brown, as it was for every community in the country—especially communities that were populated, as Brown’s was, by young men. In its earliest years, the tiny Brown campus was so near to the skirmishes of the American Revolution that the enemy could be seen from the rooftop of University Hall. During the Civil War, the battlefields were more distant, but the war touched home in every way. Read full article here
On Saturday afternoon following the Baccalaureate Service, the University honored three graduating students who were commissioned as officers in the armed forces, six military veterans who are among the 2015 graduates, and Brown alumni who were killed in action in Vietnam.
About a year ago, a group of student veterans at Brown met with Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute, to brainstorm how to better address veterans’ issues and integrate veterans into Brown’s campus, socially and academically. They discussed several initiatives, and landed on the idea of opening up a study space for veterans at Watson.
Following a contentious debate, faculty members voted 35-29 in favor of developing new partnerships with Navy ROTC and Air Force ROTC units based at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The new association with Holy Cross will build upon existing Navy ROTC partnerships with other institutions in the Boston area, as well as existing Army ROTC partnerships with Providence College and Bryant University.