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Endowment reaches record high of $3.8 billion

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Endowment reaches record high of $3.8 billion

October 2, 2018 0 comments

The University’s endowment increased to a record high of $3.8 billion over the 2018 fiscal year, according to a University press release.

University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

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University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

October 2, 2018 0 comments

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the Swearer Center for Public Service is working with the Brown College Democrats, the Brown University Republicans and the Brown Progressive Action Committee to mobilize student voting in an attempt to improve the 13 percent student voter turnout of the 2014 midterms.

Employee donations favor Democrats

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Employee donations favor Democrats

October 2, 2018 0 comments

This midterm election season, Brown faculty and staff are donating overwhelmingly to Democratic campaigns, following a historical trend of supporting left-leaning candidates.

Prior to arriving to Brown to study public health, Khaled Almilaji worked as a doctor in Syria where he was arrested and imprisoned by the Assad regime in 2011 for treating government protestors.

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Former University student builds hospital in Syria

October 2, 2018 0 comments

Former Master’s of Public Health student Khaled Almilaji realized his vision of building an underground hospital in his home country of Syria with the help of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ Humanitarian Innovation Initiative and University student groups.

Janet Peters, assistant director of academic tutoring, said the Vertex program invited students to participate and paired them with peers.

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Math tutoring program Vertex helps students angle for success

October 2, 2018 0 comments

It had been 11 years since Noah Hoffman ’22 had taken a math class when he arrived on campus this fall.

Four panelists from across the U.S. political spectrum all agreed that President Trump lies at an unprecedented rate.

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Panel talks role of media in Trump era

October 2, 2018 0 comments

Discussion of America’s rapidly changing media landscape alternated between heated arguments and unanimous agreement among panelists at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs yesterday.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ellie Pavlick joined the University in July and launched the Language Understanding and Representation lab. She aims to explore collaboration and interdisciplinary work at Brown.

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New CS professor Pavlick seeks to unite tech, language

October 1, 2018 0 comments

A simple conversation between two friends can be understood by a toddler, but even the most sophisticated computer models struggle to grasp linguistic nuance. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ellie Pavlick, who joined the department this July, hopes to change this.

Cranston mayor Allan Fung at the Bristol, Rhode Island, July 4 parade, 2016.

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Fung boasts Cranston’s economic prosperity

October 1, 2018 0 comments

At the Friday opening of a new Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Cranston’s shopping hub, Garden City Center, dozens of customers and community leaders sipped on “Bahama Mama” smoothies as a gubernatorial hopeful prepared to cut ribbon.

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UCS recruits student representatives for councils, boards

September 30, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is looking to recruit applicants to fill eight open undergraduate positions on four councils and boards.

Organized by Amelia Wyckoff ’22 and Liam Bendicksen ’22, the #BelieveSurvivors rally was  attended by about 300 students. The event featured speakers and an “open mic” segment where students could share personal experiences.

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Students protest sexual assault at rally

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Following Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony accusing United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault last Thursday, about 300 students gathered on the Main Green Saturday afternoon to rally in support of survivors of sexual assault.