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Squirrel Hill shooting vigil grieves victims of hate crimes

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Squirrel Hill shooting vigil grieves victims of hate crimes

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As the sun set, community members held each other close and lit candles, sharing light during a vigil in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania.

OIED hires Erin DeBobes as new assistant VP

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OIED hires Erin DeBobes as new assistant VP

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The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity named Erin DeBobes as its new assistant vice president in early September, according an announcement on Today@Brown.

The student council will be comprised of individuals nominated from various student groups and identity centers across campus.

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New Student Equity and Diversity Council announced

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The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity recently announced its intention to create a new Student Equity and Diversity Council, which will bring student perspectives to the office’s efforts to advance its institutional mission, wrote Shontay Delalue, vice president of OIED, in a community-wide email Oct. 16.

Amherst College Professor Pawan Dhingra explained that even when minorities assimilate into white society, they still experience racism.

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Dhingra talks racism, minority assimilation

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“How should we understand the relevance of race for minorities who approach or even surpass whites along key measures of mobility?” asked Professor of American Studies at Amherst College Pawan Dhingra at the beginning of his lecture Tuesday evening.

Despite not taking an economics course until her junior year at Swarthmore College, Paxson P’19 chose to pursue the subject as her major.

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Paxson P’19 discusses diversity in economics

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President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke about her experience as an economist and discussed diversity in the field at a lecture held in the University’s Science Center yesterday afternoon.

Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

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Tropical tree study uses satellite technology

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In a study of a species of brightly-flowering trees, a University professor used satellite imagery to observe how the trees’ population density affects their spread.

Community members lit candles in remembrance of the 11 victims of the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

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Following the recent mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered in an interfaith vigil outside the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island headquarters Monday evening.

Students and faculty at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs are engaged in conversation about the prospect of combining the concentrations of  International Relations, Development Studies and Public Policy into one concentration.

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Report suggests combining Watson concentrations

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Last April, the Office of the Dean of the College led a review of the three undergraduate concentrations affiliated with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

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Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

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Corporation members joined faculty and students to celebrate the completed renovations of Friedman Hall at the annual fall meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a campus-wide email Sunday.

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Study shows breastfed infants have higher stress tolerance

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A study published this month illustrates a biological link between a mother’s breastfeeding and other nurturing behaviors on the health of her baby. The study showed that breastfeeding is associated with higher tolerance to stress, as indicated by difference levels in cortisol — ­a stress response hormone.