PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Calendar year 2018 at Brown was marked by reflections on the past and the paving of pathways toward an even more impactful future. Perhaps nothing epitomized this more than Black Alumni Reunion, which marked 50 years since the 1968 Walkout, celebrated the legacy of alumni of color and considered the work ahead to make Brown a more fully diverse and inclusive community.
Throughout the year, Brown community members did what they do best — learning, researching, teaching, problem-solving and creating, all with an eye toward improving the world in innovative ways.
Brown researchers discovered ancient ruins buried in the Amazon jungle, and exposed ice deposits on the moon’s surface. They pioneered more effective opioid addiction treatments and identified powerful new antibiotics to fight superbugs. Students launched a satellite into space and celebrated the 40th anniversary of Brown EMS. And alumni stepped up to share the future Brown, propelling the Annual Fund to new heights and generously contributing some of the highest-impact gifts in University history.
With 2018 at its close, here in chronological order are 21 of Brown’s most noteworthy and well-read stories.