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Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

University News

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Seven months have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category four storm that tore across the island and left destroyed houses, cities and lives in its wake. Puerto Rico continues to experience the ramifications of the hurricane as the entire island lost power in a blackout yesterday.

According to Peter Rossi, director of Dining Services, less than five students on average utilize the meal plan over breaks. This year, 300 students participated in the financial-need-based meal gap program.

University News

Cost of recess meal plans draws student scrutiny

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Recently, students have expressed concern over the University charging an additional fee to remain on a meal plan during official University recesses, such as spring break. Stanley Yip ’21, who stayed on campus over spring break this year, said he chose not to buy the University’s spring break meal plan. […]

Martin Weinstock, professor of dermatology, explained that research shows that indoor tanning bed use is directly linked to increased cases of skin cancer. A new bill aims to decrease the number of skin cancer cases.

Metro

Ban the tan: new bill proposes prohibiting tanning beds for minors

April 18, 2018 0 comments

As the weather heats up, some R.I. residents are turning to tanning beds to prepare for the new season.

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

Science & Research

$100 million gift to bolster brain science research

April 18, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Institute for Brain Science is receiving a $100 million gift from Robert Carney ’61 and Nancy Carney, one of the largest single donations ever given to the University.

Graduate students gathered to ask the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would include master’s students in the unionizing process.

University News

Grad students rally for election vote

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and Brown Student Labor Alliance held a rally Wednesday afternoon on the Main Green, asking the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would lead to an election on unionization.

Six sophomores win Mellon Mays Fellowship, research opportunities

University News

Six sophomores win Mellon Mays Fellowship, research opportunities

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Last week, six sophomores from the University were awarded the Mellon Mays Fellowship, which seeks to increase the representation of minorities among higher education faculty.

Nigerian artist stages political performance

Arts & Culture, University News

Nigerian artist stages political performance

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Surrounded by confused students, Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku processed across the Main Green yesterday afternoon dressed as a ram with several red-tagged students crawling behind him.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

University News

Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.

Students cite convenience, finances for stealing food

University News

Students cite convenience, finances for stealing food

April 17, 2018 0 comments

For many students, a trip to the Ivy Roomincludes using a meal swipe, enjoying a meal with friends and leaving

Ocean State students dock at College Hill

Metro, University News

Ocean State students dock at College Hill

April 17, 2018 0 comments

While some high school students dream of going to college far away from home, others set their sights on a more proximate goal.