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Brown and Social Activism?

wrenegadewrenegade Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
What's Brown's reputation for social activism? A cause I'm really involved in is helping the homeless of America, and I was wondering if I were to write my essay on this, would it fit well with the "Brown image"?

Replies to: Brown and Social Activism?

  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    edited August 2016
    Three things stand out in your questions. 1) the fact that you don't know of Brown's expansive social activism is a cause of concern. 2) The essay should say something about you -- it's not a school report. If YOU've been touched by homelessness or its remedies, fine. But as simple a topic b/c it important to you-- may ring very hollow. You're not asked to promote a topic, you're asked to promote YOURSELF. 3) Don't patronize them. Write sincerely about who you are.

    Many moons ago, my "successful" Brown essay focused on how I betrayed a friend's trust and the long path to winning back his trust and friendship. There was no "cause" -- it was what was important to me as a 17 year old.
  • wrenegadewrenegade Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    Ah, thanks for the advice @T26E4 and sorry for being misleading! My reason for posing the question was more to judge whether or not I would like Brown and not whether Brown would like me. For about a year and a half now, I've had my heart set on Swarthmore college and they are pretty known for their social activism which is why I was so attracted to that school. However, more recently I've realized a university is better suited for me and I just wanted to find one that had just as strong of an activist atmosphere.
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