The traditional day for Commencement was the first Wednesday in September, but was changed in 1851 and 1852 to the second Wednesday in July, a change which proved unpopular enough for the date to be returned to September in 1853.Commencement
Norton left early in 1852 at the request of the Executive Board for not complying with the requirement of calling to see if students were in their rooms during study hours.Engineering
At Brown he was replaced by Frederick Hesse, who was named as instructor in drawing and civil engineering, and by Rev. Henry Day, professor of natural philosophy and civil engineering from 1852 to 1854.Engineering
Beta Theta Pi established a chapter in 1847, Delta Kappa Epsilon in 1850, Zeta Psi in 1852, and Theta Delta Chi in 1853.Fraternities
Librarian Reuben Guild registered his disapproval of fraternities in a letter written in 1852, in which he stated, "Secret Societies ... originate with the Devil, all of them."Fraternities
Delta Psi had ten student members at Brown in 1852.Fraternities
Zeta Psi (Epsilon chapter) was established on April 21, 1852.Fraternities
James Burrill Angell1849, wrote in "Memories of Brown" of Greene’s arrival to take the place of Charles Coffin Jewett, the librarian, who had been teaching modern languages: In 1852 he moved to New York City and devoted his time to study and writing, and was especially occupied with working on the biography of his much admired grandfather, General Nathanael Greene.Greene, George W.
Samuel Stillman Greene continued his connection with Worcester Academy as trustee from 1852 until his death, and is credited with the rescue of the Academy from a proposal to close and turn its endowment over to the Newton Theological Institution, and also with the relocation of the school to a better location in 1869.Greene, Samuel Stillman
Four sons and a stepson came to Brown University; Adoniram Brown Judson 1859, a physician, Elnathan Judson 1859, a journalist, Edward Judson 1862, a Baptist clergyman, Henry Hall Judson 1864, who left Brown for Williams College, and George Dana Boardman 1852, a Baptist minister.Judson, Adoniram
William L. Marcy was a leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 1852, but lost on the forty-ninth ballot to Franklin Pierce.Marcy, William L.