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
In 1929 Dr. Herman C. Pitts of Providence asked for and received help from Professors Gorham and chemistry professor Charles A. Kraus in cancer research to study the uses of lead, radium and x-ray to combat tumors in mice with money collected from local individuals and a fund from Rhode Island Hospital.Biology
After several years of employment by engineering firms, Leighton T. Bohl returned to Brown in 1922 as assistant professor of civil engineering, becoming associate professor in 1924 and professor in 1929.Bohl, Leighton T.
In 1929 the "Brown Daily Herald," which advocated voluntary chapel in preference to compulsory chapel, recommended that the chapel services be reduced to three per week on consecutive days, in hope of a better planned program, so that students might be spared boring speakers or a pre-breakfast organ recital with no speaker at all.Chapel
He gave up his parish and began to teach modern languages at Brown in 1929.Chapel
In 1929 the Board of Fellows voted to discontinue the Bachelor of Education degree, but allowed those already enrolled to receive the degree.Education
After the second World War the restriction on the size of the University set by "The Policy in Force" in 1929 (1200 undergraduate men, 500 undergraduate women, 300 graduate students) was removed by the Corporation and, while no new limits were set, there was a general understanding that the number of students in the College would be about 2,000 and the number in Pembroke College would be between 750 and 800.Enrollment
Walter G. Everett became internationally known for his book, "Moral Values," which was published in 1918, published in England in 1920, and translated into Japanese in 1929 at the request of the Imperial University of Tokyo.Everett, Walter G.
On January 12, 1879 during the week of his twentieth birthday he wrote a twenty-page letter to his father, full of memories of past problems and uncertainty about the future: When the beloved president known to students as "Prexy" and "Willie Horse Power Faunce" retired in 1929 at the age of seventy, the Corporation wanted to provide a residence for him, and $40,000 was contributed by five friends to acquire the house at 41 Lloyd Avenue where he lived until his death on January 31, 1930.Faunce, William H. P.
An earlier flag which was designed by Theodore Francis Green1887 to be carried at the inauguration of President Barbour in 1929 was made of brown silk with a white shield in the center on which a brown bear rampant displays a flashing red tongue.Flag
When it became known in April 1929 that they had formed a local chapter of Pi Lambda Phi, they were obliged to resign as a Brown chapter, but continued to keep their membership in the national fraternity.Fraternities
A photograph of the members and the list of members, all but one of whom had Italian surnames, appeared in the 1929 "Liber Brunensis."Fraternities
Phi Kappa had its location in Caswell Hall, at 109 George Street, and at 279 Benefit Street, before settling at 426 Brook Street from 1922 until the chapter became inactive in 1929.Fraternities
Pi Lambda Phi (Phi chapter) was established on September 28, 1929.Fraternities
The reversal of the University’s decision in May 1929 allowed the establishment of a Brown chapter.Fraternities
Sigma Phi Sigma (Sigma chapter) was established in 1929, when the local fraternity, Tau Delta Epsilon, formed by members of Bear Club a year earlier, affiliated with the national fraternity.Fraternities
For one year freshmen were required to wear black ties, after which the wearing of the caps was revived in 1929.Freshman caps
The department had only two chairmen in its first 55 years, Professor Brown from its beginning in 1905, and from 1941 to 1960Alonzo Quinn, who had joined the department in 1929.Geology
Lewis H. Gordon taught romance languages at Hamilton College from 1929 until 1943, when he became acting associate professor at Cornell, serving as the head of the Italian division of the Army Specialized Training Program for Languages.Gordon, Lewis H.
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
Taylor’s first two teams, which boasted such players as Philip Lingham ’30, Westcott Moulton ’31, G. Edward Crane ’31, and Alden R. Walls ’31, won eight, lost three, and tied one in 1929-30, and in 1930-31 had a 9-1 record, losing only to Dartmouth.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
In 1929 Hope became president of Atlanta University, which had been formed by the affiliation of Atlanta University, Morehouse College for men and Spelman College for women.Hope, John
In 1929 the Division of University Health, consisting of three physicians, a graduate nurse in charge of the infirmary and a graduate nurse in charge of the Pembroke infirmary, was organized under the Department of Biology.Infirmary
The "New York Times," reporting on the incident on April 30, 1929, noted, "The resignations are said to have followed a conference held recently between officials of the University and counsel for the Jewish Fraternity, including Arthur Garfield Hays of New York, at which the university was threatened with prosecution if it persisted in its opposition to the formation of a Jewish Fraternity at Brown."Jews
A application for a charter for the Lambda Psi Club, a social club to which Jewish students would be admitted, submitted on March 1, 1929, was deferred while the matter of Pi Lambda Phi was under consideration.Jews
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.
Harry Lyman Koopman was opposed to censorship, and, in 1929, delivered an outspoken commentary on the policy of the Customs Department in barring works by such authors as Rousseau, Balzac and Bocaccio: "Every college in the country will have to ‘shut up shop’ if this continues.Koopman, Harry Lyman
John Frederick Powers, a hockey coach from Boston, who coached in 1927, was followed by Allen E. Reed from Harvard in 1928, D. Alex Wieland in 1929, and A. Barr Snively from 1930 to 1932.Lacrosse
By 1929 space problems in the John Hay Library were so acute that duplicate and lesser used volumes were sent to the Tockwotten branch of the Providence Public Library for storage.Library
In 1929 Brown entered into an affiliation with St. Dunstan’s College of Sacred Music, which made it unnecessary for Brown to give advanced courses in music and allowed students at St. Dunstan’s to take courses at Brown.Music
His many humorous books included "Dawn Ginsbergh’s Revenge," which was published anonymously in 1929, "Parlor, Bedlam and Bath" in 1930, "Crazy Like a Fox" in 1944, "The Swiss Family Perelman" in 1950, and "The Road to Miltown" in 1957.Perelman, S. J.
At the time of Wriston’s inauguration in 1937, J. Earl Clauson, describing the inauguration of Barbour in 1929, wrote in the "Providence Journal," "The inauguration ... came closer to bursting Brown’s cocoon of New England reticence than anything which had preceded it.President
From May 1878 to September 1879Winslow Upton was a member of the staff of the Harvard Observatory, which experience was the inspiration for a skit, "The Observatory Pinafore, (obviously a parody on a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta), which included such lines as:Fifty years later this work came to light and was performed on December 31, 1929 at a meeting of the American Astronomical Association, to the delight of its audience."Upton, Winslow
Observing Brown’s great progress since the self-study, "The Policy in Force" in 1929, the committee recommended for the future:
That Brown concentrate on being a small university with a commitment to scholarship and instruction, with the size of the College limited for the time being to 5,150 full-time students or the equivalent thereof;
That Brown’s commitment to undergraduate education be strengthened by seeking resources to implement the New Curriculum, impressing the faculty with the importance of undergraduate teaching, and establishing separate budgets for undergraduate instruction, graduate instruction, and research;
That, in an effort to be adequate in every department and outstanding in a significant number of departments, Brown should maintain towers of excellence representative of the humanities, creative and performing arts, social sciences, and sciences, expanding departments which show increasing student interest and scaling down those which are underutilized and overstaffed;
That the University study the problem of the large proportion of tenured faculty members, pay more attention to maintenance of the physical plant, and consider changing the academic calendar;
That tuition charges more nearly approximate the cost of education, with full payment required of those with the means to pay, and that financial aid be increased primarily through loans and work opportunities;
That Brown strive for a major increase in endowment, refrain from undertaking new projects until financial means are assured, and, in planning new buildings, seek endowment for their maintenance and operation; and
That planning Brown’s development become an ongoing operation with periodic reconsideration of guidelines.