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Public policy program revamped after merger

The University’s public policy program will expand to include two new graduate dual-degree programs and a restructured undergraduate concentration.

Brown Bites: Feb. 21–27, 2015

A working group convenes to consider a winter term. Thirty-two juniors are inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Police impose harsh enforcement on food trucks.

R.I. reports fewer homeless for second consecutive year

Though Rhode Island’s homeless population decreased nearly 10 percent in the last year, efforts are still ongoing to aid the 4,000 homeless in the state.

Long-time Brown employee David Ellerbe dies

David Ellerbe, a Brown Dining Services staff member of 18 years, died Feb. 8.

Editorial: Revamping DUGs

Departmental Undergraduate Groups, or DUGs, could be a lot more than what they currently are.

Sweren ’15: For sale: the Bannister House

The house should function within the community, and it is a property we should be proud of, not one that we should try to pawn off to the lowest bidder.

Weinstein '17: The ethics of unpaid internships

On my first day as an unpaid intern I was told, “We could pay you, or we could buy more TV ads, and you’re already here, so we’re going to buy more TV ads.”

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Serving Silently: Military culture on a civilian campus

Compared to other Ivy League schools, Brown lags behind in offering opportunities for students to engage with the military on campus.

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A Neighborhood Unmoored: Harboring Cape Verde in Providence

As new cultures and experiences mold the Cape Verdean diaspora, the local definition of a Cape Verdean grows thinner, calling into question whether anything distinctive will be left for future generations.

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Adrift in the Ocean State

For Rhode Island’s homeless population, service providers offer some answers — and some obstacles.