At its annual banquet the Association presents its W. W. Keen award, named for Dr. William Williams Keen 1859, to an alumnus or faculty member for exceptional contributions to medicine, the community and Brown.Brown Medical Association
The color brown, of course, has dominated the athletic uniforms for years, and indeed might be considered more "sober" than the first known uniform of a Brown team, that of the crew in 1859, which was described as "gray check pants; salmon silk shirts; blue skull caps."College color
His colleague on the faculty, James B. Angell recalled, Adoniram Brown Judson 1859 remembered,"Robinson P. Dunn was an elegant and refined gentleman, whose influence on the students and Faculty was doubtless most excellent.Dunn, Robinson P.
Among the early engineering graduates were Alexander Lyman Holley1851, who made substantial improvements in the Bessemer steel-making process, and Robert H. Thurston 1859, pioneer in engineering education at Stevens Institute of Technology and Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell and first president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.Engineering
William Herbert Perry Faunce (1859-1930), ninth president of Brown University, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on January 15, 1859, the son of Reverend Daniel W. Faunce, a graduate of Amherst College and Newton Theological Institution and Mary Parkhurst Perry of Bristol.Faunce, William H. P.
In 1859 Reverend Horace T. Love was appointed a joint agent of Brown University and Colby College to collect subscriptions for scholarships and other objects.Financial aid
Starting in 1859-60, most of the annual catalogues carried a list of graduates in residence, although there were no advanced degrees.Graduate School
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
Horace Mann continued as president until 1859, when he delivered his last baccalaureate address, which included the often quoted words, "I beseech you to treasure up in your hears these my parting words; be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."Mann, Horace
The Atalanta, six-oared and 44 feet long, described as "a cumbersome lap-streak, weighing three or four hundred pounds," made a single appearance at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester on July 27, 1859 in a race with Harvard and Yale.Rowing
The crew consisted of Adoniram Brown Judson 1859, Elnathan Judson 1859, Edward H. Sears 1862, Charles H. Perry 1859, Charles D. Cady 1861, and Pardon S. Jastram 1860.Rowing
There were songs which were inspired by specific occasions at Brown, as the "Boating Song" by Adoniram Brown Judson 1859, a member of the first crew, and "The Water Procession," by Francis E. Bliss 1868 and Francis Lawton 1869, which commemorated the march downtown to get water when the bucket of the college well was removed by the authorities in 1867-68.Songs
Thomas A. Tefft had hoped to continue his travels to Greece and Egypt, but on the trip from Venice to Florence he became ill with a fever and died in Florence on December 12, 1859.Tefft, Thomas A.
In May of 1859 Thomas A. Tefft had written a verse beginning: He was buried in Florence, but later his remains were removed to Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, which he had helped to survey and lay out, and rest beneath a monument of his own design.Tefft, Thomas A.