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Check out our new opinion piece about Brown's new writing requirement and the closing of its open curriculum!

Legitimate change at Brown can’t come in the form of dictates from the Dean or the CCC. At Brown, the curriculum is owned by the students and the faculty.

This is a great article introducing the concept of curricular freedom, and some pros and cons. We have our own list of pros and a list of open curriculum colleges on our website:

Some students feel stifled by the academic requirements in high school. The students are often required to take courses in math, science, history, literature, and a foreign language each year. This ...

Evan Schwartz '13: "You can find the full 'Draft of a Working Paper' in print or free digitally at For a concise statement of their arguments, look at the 20-page Proposal for a Philosophy for Brown and the Author's Introduction to the New Edition."

(Brown Daily Herald) To the Editor: We applaud Oliver Rosenbloom’s ’13 effort at taking a critical look at the New Curriculum (“Questioning the New Curriculum,” Nov. 28), but we’re not so sure that the concerns he identifies are flaws at all. . . .
It was more than 40 years ago that a group of students and faculty began the discussions that led to the report on Brown's curriculum that is now being republished . . .
The student-centered philosophy of education outlined in Magaziner and Maxwell’s 1967 report is at the heart of Brown’s New Curriculum, which students enjoy to this day. The Open Jar Foundation presents a new easy-to-read paperback edition -- the first ever widely-available printing of the report.