James P. Adams came to Brown as assistant professor in 1921, became a full professor in 1927, and in 1928 was named chairman of the Economics Department at the age of 33, the youngest to be named a department head at the University.Adams, James P.
A new policy adopted in 1927 specified that only students in the upper fifth of their high school classes could be admitted by certificate.Admission
Also in 1927 the admission of women, which had long been handled by the University Registrar, was turned over to the newly-appointed Director of Admission and Personnel of the Women’s College, Eva A. Mooar.Admission
Among the executive secretaries of the Association were Elizabeth L. Young ’24 from 1927 to 1929, Gertrude Allen McConnell ’10 from 1929 to 1955, Doris Hopkins Stapelton ’28 from 1955 to 1972, and Mary Louise Reece Barksdale ’51 in 1972-73.Alumnae Association
Siheung Daniel Rhee came from Korea in 1927, graduated in 1931, remained in the United States, became a chemist, started a firm to manufacture elastic thread, and sent his son, Michael Rhee ’55, to Brown.Asians
His son, Louis B. Palmer ’28, who has called the magazine his "father’s first child" remembers the magazine as part of his childhood: In March 1927, following the lead of other college magazines, the "Monthly" adopted a larger size page and a self-cover with a cover photograph.BAM Brown Alumni Monthly
Albert A. ’10 Bennett taught at the University of Texas and Lehigh University, where he was head of the Mathematics Department, before coming back to Brown as professor of mathematics in 1927.Bennett, Albert A. ’10
Jean Dubuc, a former major league baseball pitcher, then general manager of the Reds, coached in 1927-28 (4-8) and 1928-29 (8-5), and was followed in 1929 by Tom Taylor who later became Athletic Director at Brown.Hockey
Hockey coaches at Brown have been James H. Gardner in 1926-27, Jean Dubuc from 1927 to 1929, Thomas W. Taylor from 1929 to 1932, Robert Taylor from 1931 to 1933, Thomas W. Taylor again from 1933 to 1938, and Arthur J. Lesieur in 1938-39.Hockey
The 228-seat lecture room on the ground floor was named the Leonard Carmichael Auditorium in honor of the department chairman from 1927 to 1936, and the seminar room on the second floor was named in honor of Professor Edmund Burke Delabarre, who founded Brown’s psychology laboratory in 1892.Hunter Laboratory
In 1927 the senior reception in the evening became the Ivy Night Dance.Ivy Day
In November 1927 a conference of Eastern and Northeastern Menorah Societies was held at Brown.Jews
Dr. Wilfred Pickles ’18, in a biographical sketch in the "Rhode Island Medical Journal" in January 1927, when Keen was ninety, noted that "after five years in practice, in the month of June, he saw a total of seven patients, of whom three were charity cases, two disappeared and paid him nothing, and the other two paid him one dollar each."Keen, William Williams
Having chosen Brown, Kenny stayed for the rest of his life except for two years, 1927 to 1929, as instructor in English at Northeastern University, one year, 1934-1935, as an exchange professor at the American College in Sofia, Bulgaria, and two stints of military service during World War II and the Korean conflict.Kenny, Robert W.
Charles Arthur Lynch graduated from Classical High School and received his bachelor of arts degree from Harvard in 1926, a master’s degree from Brown in 1927 and another from Harvard in 1927, and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1936.Lynch, Charles Arthur
The department was enlarged by the arrival of Charles A. Baylis (logic and ethics) in 1927, Ralph M. Blake (history of philosphy and metaphysics) in 1930, Arthur E. Murphy (contemporary philosophy, epistemology, and ethics) in 1931, Frederick C. Dommeyer (social and ethics) and William Barrett (contemporary philosophy and aesthetics).Philosophy
In 1927 the women’s Physical Education Department acquired the use of a house at Glen Rock near Kingston, which belonged to Mrs. George Hayward and was available for the use of women students on weekends.Physical Education
Although Delabarre trained some master’s level students, a vigorous graduate program did not exist until Leonard Carmichael came to Brown from Princeton as assistant professor in 1927.Psychology
Charles H. Smiley attended the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with highest honors in mathematics in 1924, and earned his M.A. degree in 1925 and his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1927 at Berkeley.Smiley, Charles H.
On May 11, 1927, a tablet placed on University Hall was dedicated to the memory of General Nathanael Greene, who had received an honorary degree in 1776, by the First Light Infantry Regiment of Rhode Island.University Hall