Elena Renken serves as a section editor for Science and Research, after covering the same beat for a year as a senior staff writer. She is a sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota, and plans to concentrate in Science and Society. When not working for the Herald, she loves to throw on the wheel, make silkscreen prints, use the Oxford comma, and look out the window wishing it would snow.

Articles by Elena Renken (47)

Networked printer hacked, prints racist flyer

University News

Networked printer hacked, prints racist flyer

April 4, 2016 0 comments

An anti-Semitic flyer was discovered on an office printer in Barus and Holley Thursday afternoon.

PW’s UpFest features range of performances, workshops

Arts & Culture

PW’s UpFest features range of performances, workshops

March 22, 2016 0 comments

UpFest, a new festival hosted by the Production Workshop, provides student groups and individuals a platform to showcase their work.

Anti-Semitic, homophobic vandalism found in Marcy House

University News

Anti-Semitic, homophobic vandalism found in Marcy House

March 21, 2016 0 comments

Sam Rubinstein ’17 and Lainie Rowland ’17 found homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the walls of Marcy House early Friday morning.

Women in science tend to gravitate toward biology, cognitive sciences

Graphics, Science & Research

Women in science tend to gravitate toward biology, cognitive sciences

March 16, 2016 0 comments

Women are no longer a minority in some fields of science.

Ezra Dulit-Greenberg ’18 plays Laura’s love interest Daniel in “Tallgrass Gothic.”  Emily Garrison ’16.5 wrote the music for and directed the Production Workshop play opening this weekend. The play’s costumes, music and lighting combine for a religious overtone.

Arts & Culture

Production Workshop’s ‘Tallgrass Gothic’ wrestles with faith, desire

March 11, 2016 0 comments

Written by Melanie Marnich and directed by Emily Garrison ’16.5, Production Workshop’s “Tallgrass Gothic” stuns with scandal and regimented religion.

University News

University files brief against grad student unionization

March 2, 2016 0 comments

Brown joined eight other universities Tuesday in a filing urging the NLRB to continue recognizing graduate assistants as students, not paid employees.

During his 2005 testimony in Kitzmiller v. Dover, Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller ’70 P’02 defended the teaching of evolution in classrooms.

University News

Miller reflects on intelligent design case

February 26, 2016 0 comments

Kenneth Miller, professor of biology, reviewed the 2005 Kitzmiller v. Dover case at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Med school requirements reflect modern medicine

Science & Research, University News

Med school requirements reflect modern medicine

February 17, 2016 0 comments

Many medical schools have removed the requirement for a second semester of organic chemistry and added a semester of biochemistry.

First week in BioMed mostly dedicated to training sessions where monitors are used throughout for practical pipetting training with students, February 1, 2016. Photo by Frank Mullin/Brown University

Science & Research, University News

Petition calls for increased chem offerings

February 9, 2016 0 comments

Pre-medical students wrote a petition last week calling for the University to expand the offerings of certain chemistry courses.

Science & Research

Conference educates about trans* health care

February 1, 2016 0 comments

Rhode Island College hosted the 2016 Trans* Health Conference Jan. 30, offering presentations throughout the day.

Multimedia by Elena Renken (3)