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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Brown records largest applicant pool in history

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Brown records largest applicant pool in history

March 16, 2016 0 comments

A total of 32,280 students applied for admission to the University for the Class of 2020, according to data sent to The Herald.

Departments sort through thousands of PhD apps

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Departments sort through thousands of PhD apps

March 14, 2016 0 comments

The University’s 51 departments with doctoral programs review and select applications in varied ways behind the scenes.

Financial aid awards increased for middle-income students

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Financial aid awards increased for middle-income students

March 4, 2016 0 comments

Beginning with the Class of 2019, families who earn roughly $100,000 to $200,000 per year will receive between $3,000 and $5,000 more per year in grants.

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Applicant reports experiencing racism, homophobia

February 25, 2016 0 comments

High school senior Matt Sarafa posted a video on YouTube Feb. 9 claiming his alumni interviewer used racist and homophobic language during his interview.

Jump in early admission lowers total acceptance rate

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Jump in early admission lowers total acceptance rate

February 9, 2016 0 comments

The University’s early decision acceptance rate continued to climb, jumping to 22 percent from 18.5 percent for the Class of 2017.

Nearby stores charge less than Brown eateries

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Nearby stores charge less than Brown eateries

November 19, 2015 0 comments

The prices of certain food items are up to 113.2 percent higher at campus eateries than at convenience and grocery stores on College Hill and downtown.

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Brown unveils Palestinian Studies fellowship

November 3, 2015 0 comments

The Department of Middle East Studies introduced a new postdoctoral fellowship as part of the new initiative “New Directions in Palestinian Studies.”

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SEAS unveils new mentoring program

October 5, 2015 0 comments

The Bob and Charlie Poole Program connects first-years with disabilities to sophomore, junior and senior mentors.

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Students find success with BrownConnect during inaugural year

September 23, 2015 0 comments

More than 200 students obtained internships this summer through BrownConnect.

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