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It's Never Too Late To Try CS, Enthusiastic Undergrads Tell Brown Classmates

This year alone, 771 Brown students took introductory CS classes. The rest are probably asking themselves:

* What kinds of things can I do with a CS degree?
* Can I do CS without concentrating in it?
* Do I have to take a ton of math to do CS?
To answer these ...

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2nd Place Award For Software At HackPrinceton Goes To Aaron Gokaslan '18 And Laura Shea '18

by Aaron Gokaslan '18


Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.


On April 12, 2015, Brown University students Laura Shea ‘18 (a computer science and math concentrator) and I (also ‘18, a computer science concentrator) came in second place in software at HackPrinceton. Our ...

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Brown CS Launches Inaugural Undergraduate Computer Science Research Symposium

"The primary educational focus of undergrads is classes," says Professor James Hays, "but research can also be enormously educational. Research allows undergrads to collaborate with faculty to make new discoveries, to expand the boundaries of computer science, and ultimately to improve people's lives. Research can be intimidating, though – it’s less structured than courses ...

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Good News About Spying: Tim Edgar Writes For Foreign Affairs

"Although rising public anger is welcome, it is misdirected."

Timothy Edgar, a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute, turns his attention to the future of intelligence in an article published today by Foreign Affairs. After quickly sketching the current context of increasing public skepticism, Edgar offers an explicit rebuttal of the leaps to judgement and ...

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Shriram Krishnamurthi Interviewed By MBA Crystal Ball

MBA Crystal Ball recently interviewed Shriram Krishnamurthi, whose wide-ranging comments address professional schools, digital literacy, venture capital, and technology itself. "Real solutions require not just technology," he says, "but also social, political, and other structural changes. Given those other forces, technology can be influential almost everywhere, from education to health to climate change."  The entire ...

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