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The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology plans to move its collection to a new Providence location. Most of the collection is currently stored in Bristol on land that will soon be transferred into a land trust.

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Haffenreffer Museum begins complete inventory of one million objects

March 7, 2019 0 comments

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology’s current Providence location within Manning Hall presently houses 99 objects — approximately 0.001 percent of its collection — and has no facilities for long-term storage.

UCS votes to put referendum on ballot

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UCS votes to put referendum on ballot

March 7, 2019 0 comments

At its general body meeting Wednesday, the Undergraduate Council of Students voted to add a referendum proposed by the student coalition Brown Divest to the ballot for the upcoming UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections.

Watson Institute plans to merge three concentrations, IR Director to step down

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Watson Institute plans to merge three concentrations, IR Director to step down

March 6, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs intends to combine three of its concentrations — Development Studies, International Relations and Public Policy — into a single concentration called “International and Public Affairs.”

Provost Richard Locke also discussed the University’s tuition, saying that the University is still “in the middle of the pan” compared to peer institutions.

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Provost opposes Trump’s planned executive order

March 6, 2019 0 comments

In Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 criticized what he sees as government overreach in President Trump’s planned executive order to protect campus free speech.

Since its expansion into Rhode Island in 2010, Manafort Brothers Inc. has been involved with work on the River House Apartments, Homewood Suites near Kennedy Plaza and a new bridge in downtown Providence.

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Construction, demolition company celebrates centennial anniversary

March 6, 2019 0 comments

A hundred years ago, James Manafort started knocking down houses with his hands. Today, his descendants knock down nuclear power plants with explosives.

Senior Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives Michelly Peña and Associate Director for Operations Richard Hilton both stepped down from their ResLife positions earlier this semester.

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Two directors step down from ResLife

March 6, 2019 0 comments

Two directors in the Office of Residential Life resigned earlier this semester, following a year of high employee turnover in the office.

The main performance hall (depicted above) will house the University Orchestra’s concerts, as well as provide space for other artistic endeavors on campus.

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Arts community reacts to PAC design

March 6, 2019 0 comments

Following the unveiling of the design for the new campus Performing Arts Center last month, members of the Brown arts community are reacting to the building’s aesthetic and potential use. The Herald spoke with eight members of the arts community, all of whom reacted positively to the building’s design.

Nathanial Pettit ’20 (left) and Rose Lang-Maso ’20 (right) were selected as finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

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Students chosen as Truman Scholarship finalists

March 6, 2019 0 comments

Rose Lang-Maso ’20 and Nathaniel Pettit ’20 were chosen as finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for students pursuing careers in public service, the Foundation announced last month.

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience John Stein explained the effects of miraculin, which gives sour foods a sweeter taste by binding with free hydrogen ions in acidic foods and activating sweet receptors in the taste buds.

Science & Research

Event offers attendees ‘miracle berries’ that alter taste buds

March 6, 2019 0 comments

Attendees at the event titled “Tasteberries” were in for a sweet treat Tuesday afternoon when they had the opportunity to trick their perception of sweetness by eating “miracle berries.”

Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee debated and eventually passed the Reproductive Privacy Act Tuesday.

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R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade

March 6, 2019 0 comments

The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.