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SPEAK, a campus group consisting of students, faculty and organizations, aims to increase the ideological diversity of speakers on campus.

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SPEAK report reveals lack of political diversity in University speakers

April 25, 2019 0 comments

A report published Monday by the University coalition SPEAK found that 94.4 percent of speakers invited to Brown in 2018 who demonstrated an explicit political leaning leaned left.

SUGSE held a rally April 8 ahead of the start of negotiations with the University to establish a collective bargaining agreement. The University and SUGSE will meet every three weeks for the rest of the negotiations.

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SUGSE, University begin collective bargaining negotiations

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Following graduate students’ vote to unionize in late November, bargaining committees representing Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the University began negotiations toward a collective bargaining agreement earlier this month.

Facilities to replace rusty hot water tanks in Wriston dorms

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Facilities to replace rusty hot water tanks in Wriston dorms

April 25, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management has started a project to replace hot water tanks in dorms on Wriston Quad that have been emitting water discolored by rust.

Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

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Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

April 25, 2019 0 comments

An ordinance being considered by the City of Providence could make big house parties a thing of the past on College Hill. 

While at the University, Meir studied biology, took flight lessons and played in the pit for theater performances.  She cited Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller as an early influence in her scientific career.

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Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 scheduled for first space voyage

April 25, 2019 0 comments

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir ’99 will blast through Earth’s atmosphere Sept. 25 in her first ever space flight, propelling into six months of orbit on the International Space Station.

Climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities in Providence

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Climate change disproportionately affects low-income communities in Providence

April 25, 2019 0 comments

As climate change contributes to a warming Providence, symptoms of already present urban inequality in Providence may worsen as a result.

If the Department of Education moves forward with the redesign, its undergraduate concentration would eliminate the current two-track system.

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Education department plans redesign

April 24, 2019 0 comments

The University’s Department of Education discussed its plans to implement widespread curricular changes across all of its undergraduate and graduate programs Monday in a forum with students.

Krasinski, Burns, to earn honorary degrees

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Krasinski, Burns, to earn honorary degrees

April 24, 2019 0 comments

At Commencement on May 26, President Paxson P’19 will confer honorary doctorates on seven individuals distinguished in their fields.

Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

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Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

April 24, 2019 0 comments

Amid national attention to the fairness of the college admission process, calls have also increased to make the University more accessible for everyone — including all international students.

State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

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State high school students push for suicide prevention bill

April 24, 2019 0 comments

On an August night in 2018 in Portsmouth, RI, seven high school sophomores were playing video games and eating whipped cream in their friend’s basement, discussing how to write their suicide prevention proposals into law.