Marble Bust of President Francis Wayland

Francis Wayland (1796-1865), fourth president of Brown University, was born in New York City. Wayland set out to correct the reliance on textbooks with a new rule, “No text book shall ever be brought into the recitation room, except at

Marble Bust of President Ezekiel Gilman Robinson

Ezekiel Gilman Robinson (1815-1894), seventh president of Brown University, was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He was an indifferent student, who later said of his college days, “I had drifted aimlessly into college and drifted aimlessly through it, waking up only

Marble Bust of Professor Benjamin West

Marble Bust of Professor Benjamin West

Benjamin West (1730-1813), professor of mathematics and natural history, was born in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He had an early aptitude for mathematics and was largely self-educated, borrowing books from his friends. Bust of Ben West, before during and after restoration.