Lydia DeFusto is a Senior Staff Writer who covers Academics and Advising. Lydia is a first year from New York, and she is considering concentrating in History or English. She has been interested in writing ever since she dressed up as a journalist for Career Day in second grade (an outfit which consisted of her normal clothes plus a pencil and clipboard.) In her free time, Lydia enjoys reading and playing the flute (but not at the same time.)

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Leadership Alliance earns Mellon Foundation grant

April 3, 2018 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Leadership Alliance a $1.25 million grant that will fund summer research opportunities in the humanities and social sciences “for underrepresented students,” according to a University press release.

Dean of the College Maud Mandel has been a part of the University since 1997. She will step down to become the 18th President of Williams College.

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Dean of College to serve as president of Williams

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Dean of the College Maud Mandel will step down as dean and serve as the 18th president of Williams College starting July 1, according to a March 13 University press release.

University produces most Fulbright scholars

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University produces most Fulbright scholars

February 22, 2018 0 comments

For the second consecutive year, the University has produced the largest number of Fulbright scholars of any U.S. institution, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education published Feb. 18.

Co-hosted by RISD and Brown, Tarana Burke addressed the community, expanding on the past, present and future of the #MeToo movement.

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Tarana Burke discusses #MeToo

February 15, 2018 0 comments

“#MeToo is just so simple,” said Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the movement, during an event at the Salomon Center for Teaching Wednesday evening.

Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

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Entrepreneurial magazine covers new companies

February 11, 2018 0 comments

InnovationFWD — an online publication primarily run by undergraduates that focuses on entrepreneurial pursuits — ­­­has launched one of its six sites at the University.

Soon to take on her role as president of the American Mathematical Society, Vice President of Research and Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher served as president of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

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Jill Pipher elected AMS president Feb. 1

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Jill Pipher, vice president for research and professor of mathematics, became president-elect of the American Mathematical Society Feb. 1 — a position which she will hold until she becomes officially president next February.

Poll finds 67 percent of students agree professors foster diverse discussions

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Poll finds 67 percent of students agree professors foster diverse discussions

December 7, 2017 0 comments

67 percent of Brown undergraduates strongly or somewhat agree that professors successfully facilitate discussions that respect opposing points of view.

University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

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University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Growing up in the United States, Fernando Guimaraes ’18 was never able to connect with U.S. history like his peers.

New engineering center showcases mixed-media exhibit

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New engineering center showcases mixed-media exhibit

November 14, 2017 0 comments

From the corridor floors to the restroom walls, all the world’s a gallery in the new Engineering Research Center.

Panelists discuss working with sound

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Panelists discuss working with sound

October 24, 2017 0 comments

“I had a bad experience (that is) haunting me,” said Torey Malatia in his opening remarks Monday, Oct. 23.