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The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs co-hosted a discussion titled “Slavery, Capitalism and the Making of the Modern World” Monday night.

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Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism.

Though City Council originally approved height changes for the tower in a nine-to-five vote Friday, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed the measure.

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Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon.

Researchers design new brain implant

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Researchers design new brain implant

December 2, 2018 0 comments

Researchers have shown that an experimental brain implant allows individuals with paralysis to control a cursor on a tablet computer.

Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 started the Solidarity with the Rohingya People Club on campus. They have hosted a teach-in and are planning to present additional events this year.

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Club aims to raise awareness, funds for Rohingya refugees

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After spending a summer volunteering in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 were inspired to create a club to raise awareness and generate support for the civilians displaced by sectarian violence in the nation.

Admission forms group examining access to Brown

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Admission forms group examining access to Brown

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The Admission Office formed a working group focused on expanding access to the University for first-generation and low-income students, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The Jezero Crater proves to be a promising site for exploration due to its geographic location. The crater lies at the edge of the Isidis Basin, sits on the volcanic plain Syrtis Major and is intersected by fractures known as the Nili Fossae.

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Jezero Crater selected as Mars 2020 mission landing site

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Following the announcement of the program nearly six years ago, the Mars 2020 rover mission has selected the Jezero Crater as its landing site.

R.I. Speaker of House receives student criticism

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R.I. Speaker of House receives student criticism

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s close win in the November election this month could reflect a larger divide within the Democratic party between progressive and moderate party members.

Members of the Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans were able to find areas of common ground at a panel hosted by the group No Labels.

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U. Dems, Republicans reach across aisle

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Leaders from Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans reached across the aisle to discuss key U.S. policy issues during a panel hosted by the student group No Labels at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night.

Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

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Twitter bots impact climate discussion, U. researchers find

November 29, 2018 0 comments

With President Trump actively denying the existence of climate change, views on the topic remain polarized. Conclusions from reports conducted by researchers and engineers often clash with personal opinions.

The newly formed Communications Committee pitched several plans to make UCS more accessible to students, including a new feedback form, office hours with UCS members, town halls and an information campaign.

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UCS committee aims to increase transparency

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates from its Communications Committee at its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening.