Melissa Cruz is currently a senior staff writer at the Brown Daily Herald covering the Diversity and Student Life beat. A sophomore concentrating in Nonfiction English and Political Science, she enjoys reading books, watching anything crime/mystery and drinking copious amounts of green tea. Born and raised in Texas, Melissa can be found sitting in Blue State and/or cursing the cold.

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As first-gen advocacy grows, center established for cause

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As first-gen advocacy grows, center established for cause

March 22, 2016 0 comments

First-generation students at Brown will have a space allocated for their needs when the University’s First-Generation Student Center opens this summer.

Anti-Semitic, homophobic vandalism found in Marcy House

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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.

Gretchen Raffa speaks at the closing ceremony of the FLAME conference. She discussed her work as a director of public policy, advocacy and strategic planning at Planned Parenthood and the importance of empathy.

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High school students drawn to FLAME

March 7, 2016 0 comments

Feminists at Brown hosted the Feminist Leadership and Mentorship for Equality Conference for the second year in a row.

Hillary Clinton speaks to her supporters. As president, she would raise minimum wage to $12 and work on sexual assault prevention programs. Clinton agrees with Sanders that community college should be free, and she wants public universities to be debt free. Brown Students for Hillary discussed these policies and her background at the political forum.

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Brown Democrats convene in political forum to discuss candidates

February 17, 2016 0 comments

The Brown Democrats hosted its “Candidate Political Forum” in Wilson Hall to present the Democratic Party’s presidential candidates.

SEAS will clarify a policy that allows students who need live-in emotional support animals to keep them in their dorm rooms.

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Brown to clarify policy on emotional support pets

February 16, 2016 0 comments

Student and Employee Accessibility Services will clarify that it allows students with registered disabilities to keep support animals in residence halls.

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ResLife to renovate Perkins, Barbour

February 4, 2016 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life is allocating $5 million for the renovations of Perkins Hall, Barbour Hall and Barbour Hall Apartments this summer.

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Fraternity formerly known as AEPi becomes Beta Rho Pi

January 27, 2016 0 comments

The Beta Rho chapter at Brown of the fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi has separated from the international organization and become an independent fraternity.

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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Lucitante brings Cofán Heritage Project to Brown

November 18, 2015 0 comments

Prior to matriculating at Brown, Hugo Lucitante ’19 was a protagonist in the class of 2018’s First Readings assignment — the documentary “Oil and Water.”

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Panel surveys Providence homelessness crisis

November 12, 2015 0 comments

Outreach workers examined issues that homeless people in Providence struggle with on a daily basis at a panel Wednesday night.