Kent Swig

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Brown’s 250th Fall Celebration

Kent Swig in front of the statute of the Brown Bear, located on the Main Green of campus.

Kent Swig in front of the statute of the Brown Bear, located on the Main Green of campus.

Over the weekend of September 27th and 28th, I visited Brown University to celebrate Brown’s 250th anniversary of its founding. There were many celebrations from lectures and presentations, to the Brown-Harvard football game. The weekend was action packed and I saw many of my good friends as well as my son Oliver who is in his second year there.

One of the most moving and meaningful events was the dedication of the Slavery Memorial which took place on Saturday afternoon, September 27. The Memorial was created by an  honored American sculptor Martin Puryear.

Slavery Memorial

Slavery Memorial

More than 300 people gathered on the Quiet Green to see the ceremony of dedication and I was happy to be one of them.

It was a real pleasure to be a part of this event and I look forward to participating in Brown’s next celebrations.

 

Kent Swig'83 with John O'Brien' 82 outside the Sports Foundation tent before the Brown-Harvard football game.

Kent Swig’83 with John O’Brien’ 82 outside the Sports Foundation tent before the Brown-Harvard football game.

The Brown-Harvard football game

The Brown-Harvard football game

Fire Water is a celebration of the Providence River that occurs on selected weekends in downtown Providence where large containers of firewood are lit on fire over the course of a Saturday night setting the river aglow.

Fire Water is a celebration of the Providence River that occurs on selected weekends in downtown Providence where large containers of firewood are lit on fire over the course of a Saturday night setting the river aglow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Written by swigeq

November 30, 2014 at 9:18 am

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