Alex is a University News editor and a sophomore who constantly has to fend off looks of pity when she tells people she hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. When she is not at the Herald office, you can usually find her inhaling lattes on Wickenden while attempting to finish the seemingly endless stack of readings for her history concentration.

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Stand-alone performing arts center to be built

February 12, 2017 0 comments

After receiving approval from the Corporation, a new performing arts center is slated to be built in the next four years.

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Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown dies

January 20, 2017 0 comments

Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown died Dec. 21 after complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, wrote Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences

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Class differences shape journeys home

December 8, 2016 0 comments
This article is part of the series Class on Campus

During Molly Sandstrom’s ’17 freshman year, Fox News journalist Jesse Watters asked if her parents knew that she was participating in Nudity in the Upspace.

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Class disparities affect student life in various spaces

December 7, 2016 0 comments
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This story is the second in a three-part series about socioeconomic status at Brown.

Ahmed Ashour ’19 is from Bahrain and attended Choate Rosemary Hall, a private school.

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Paths to undergraduate admission shaped by vast range of resources

December 6, 2016 0 comments
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This story tracks the application processes of five students who ultimately matriculated at Brown.

For the first year of his Marshall Scholarship, Evan Silver ’16 plans to study theater at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Elitzer, Silver win Marshall Scholarship

November 29, 2016 0 comments

For the first time since 2005, multiple Brown students were awarded the Marshall Scholarship

Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants

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Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants

November 8, 2016 0 comments

Nearly one-third of undergraduates indicated that college rankings were a strong factor in their decision to attend Brown in The Herald’s 2016 fall poll.

Jesse Shapiro explains his research quantifying the growing separation between liberal and conservative discourse from 1873 to 2009 as part of the Presidential Award Lecture Series.

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Professor talks polarizing political language

October 26, 2016 0 comments

Professor of Economics and recipient of the fall 2016 Presidential Faculty Award Jesse Shapiro delivered the Presidential Faculty Lecture Tuesday night.

Head of global policy development for Facebook, Matt Perault ’02, spoke on campus Wednesday about the company’s security and privacy policies.

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Alum talks privacy policy at Facebook

October 20, 2016 0 comments

Matt Perault ’02, head of the policy development team at Facebook, spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

Jagoda Marinić discussed xenophobia as a rising global phenomenon at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

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Marinić discusses refugee crisis, Trump

October 18, 2016 0 comments

Jagoda Marinić, a German author of short stories, plays, essays and novels, engaged in a “transatlantic conversation” on questions of immigration.