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At the Brown University Community Council meeting, Dean of Admission Logan Powell noted that the number of early applicants who applied for financial aid increased by 11 percent this year as compared to the previous year.

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Early decision applications surge for Class of 2023

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Dean of Admission Logan Powell presented statistics on the early decision applicants for the class of 2023 in light of the University’s Nov. 1 deadline at yesterday’s Brown University Community Council meeting.

R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

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R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor’s decisions

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The October findings of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group for Gun Safety — the 43-member collective that worked to study gun violence in Rhode Island for over six months — are informing many of the Governor’s conversations in preparation for the start of the January legislative session.

Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman discussed the increasing tension between the United States and China.

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Former diplomat talks U.S.-China relations

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“It used to be a lot of fun to talk about U.S.-China relations, … but now here we are,” joked Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman during his talk at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night.

Teas and Javas closed its doors in Wayland Square in October after months of local rumors about its impending closure. The cafe opened in 2012 and was a hub for patrons ranging from students to professionals.

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Teas and Javas closes in Wayland Square

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Teas and Javas, a cafe launched by Alex and Ani Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Rafaelian, closed its Wayland Square location Oct. 11.

Rep. David Cicilline, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Jack Reed and Rep. Jim Langevin (from top left, clockwise) discussed the results of the midterms.

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R.I. elected officials talk future of Dem. Party

November 12, 2018 0 comments

After the midterm elections turned the House of Representatives blue, Rhode Island’s Democratic Congressmen say they are hopeful that their party is positioned for success in 2020.

Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo (left) and President Christina Paxson P’19 (right) solicited questions from audience members.

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Former president of Mexico delivers talk

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As Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo spoke on globalism and contemporary politics as part of the 89th Ogden Lecture series in Salomon Hall Monday night, he explained that “this episode of American mercantilism can hardly have a happy ending simply because it has been launched on many wrong premises.”

Gradient nanotwin boundaries strengthen the structure of certain metals, which allows for improved performance in machines and offers potential applications in the production of cars and handheld devices.

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Researchers explore method to make metals stronger

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As research in engineering leads to advancements in design, technology and methods, scientists strive to strengthen materials. University researchers recently analyzed the benefits of gradient nanotwin boundaries — tiny linear divisions with identical structures on either side — in certain metals, such as copper.

Facilities takes over Project Tampon

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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

November 11, 2018 0 comments

The University’s Department of Facilities Management will oversee Project Tampon, a program to distribute free menstrual products in bathrooms on campus, wrote Paul Armas, assistant vice president of facilities operations, in an email to The Herald.

Evaluators praised the University’s undergraduate education, Brown Promise and diversity initiatives while criticizing its lack of focus on graduate programs and management of financial resources.

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University receives official re-accreditation

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The University officially received re-accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education last month, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Today@Brown announcement Oct. 31.

The symposium, organized by the Southeast Asian Studies Initiative, discussed  the current state of Southeast Asian representation within academia.  The event was organized in collaboration with the Brown University Singaporean Society, Vietnamese Students Association and Filipino Alliance.

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Panels talk Southeast Asian representation in academia

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“Our community is being marginalized,” said Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, co-director of the center for Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, during her keynote address on the experiences of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees in the United States.