We've had an exciting semester thus far, both at Brown and at The Herald. Recently, Chancellor Emeritus Stephen Robert '62 P'91 pledged $1 million to the student activities endowment and has promised to lead fundraising towards its $17 million goal. The Herald covered the lack of donations to the fund since President Ruth Simmons initially pledged $100,000. The Herald then published an editorial a week later critiquing the fund's stagnation. That same morning the editorial ran, Robert pledged $1 million to the endowment and promised to lead fundraising efforts for the endowment.

More recently, our coverage of the Athletic Review Committee's plan to cut four varsity teams caused quite a stir, as we headed into our final week of production. Simmons announced at the end of last month that the four varsity teams will beallowed to compete next year


We are thrilled to announce the begininng of The Herald's mentorship program! With this exciting program, current staff members will be matched individually with alumni mentors to help build relationships and make our network stronger. If you would like to become a mentor, we would love to have you! Please go to heraldalumni.org, create an account, and mark your interest in becoming a mentor. The Herald looks forward to your support as we continue to foster alumni-student relationships.


In other news, the new Alumni Relations Team has been hard at work raising funds for the Herald digitization project. Since the project began in 2008, 42 years of The Herald have been digitized. But, there are still over 70 years to go. Our goal is to digitize every Herald issue since 1891 and preserve this daily record of Brown's history. Click here to see if your year is digitized.

Lastly, we would like to invite you to our reception for Herald alumni, family, and friends during Reunion Weekend 2011. Please join the graduating editorial and business boards on Saturday, May 28th, 2011 from 4pm - 6pm at our office at 195 Angell Street. There will be refreshments and a short presentation about ongoing alumni outreach, financial aid, and digitization.