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UCS created two first-year positions for its Management Board. Election results were announced Thursday night.

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First-years Nam, Ruzicka elected to UCS

September 20, 2019 0 comments

Joon Nam ’23 and Zane Ruzicka ’23 were elected to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as its inaugural first-year representatives, UCS Elections Board Member Jackson Kealey ’21 announced on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center last night.

Jo’s shakes it up with salad, market changes

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Jo’s shakes it up with salad, market changes

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Students returned to Josiah’s this semester to find unchopped salads, a soup station and a row of vending machines in place of Little Jo’s.

During the Council’s general body meeting Wednesday, UCS Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 presented two ideas on subsidizing laundry for students on financial aid or with low estimated family contributions.

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Undergraduate Council of Students discusses free laundry initiative

September 19, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is starting to plan an initiative that will make laundry free or subsidized for some students, said UCS Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 at the Council’s meeting Wednesday night.

Shiru Cafe opened in February 2018, appealing to students with free wifi, drinks and access to a study space. The cafe, popular with students on campus,  will close its doors Friday, September 27.

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Shiru Cafe shutters all U.S. locations

September 18, 2019 0 comments

Shiru Cafe, the coffee shop on Angell Street known for its free drinks, will close its doors Sept. 27 — less than two years after it came to College Hill. The international chain plans to close all three of its U.S. locations to remain focused on its “continued growth” in Japan and India…

From 2015-2018, the percentage of University graduates in consulting jobs has increased from 10 percent to 12 percent, according to CareerLab data.

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Consulting season in full swing at University

September 18, 2019 0 comments

Over 200 students crammed themselves into a lecture hall Monday night, many dressed in business casual, with stragglers forced to sit in aisles or squat near doorways. As one student’s Google Doc read, this was the “Bain Case Interview Workshop,” and most in the room were focused on a mock-interview prompt…

Disability Justice at Brown and the Undergraduate Council of Students pushed for the $50,000 project. Though the space will officially open for use in the third week of September, DJAB is currently conducting a soft opening in order to gather feedback on the space.

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New Disability Study Space to open later this month

September 18, 2019 0 comments

The newly completed Disability Study Space is set to open in the third week of September, bringing neurodiverse students a room with everything from sound-proofed walls to standing desks.

As part of Design Week RI, University students and community members alike gathered at RISD to learn about how government employees and companies should prioritize inclusivity.

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Design Week RI examines design role in improving product accessibility

September 17, 2019 0 comments

During a lecture Monday evening, Ben Guhin, head of design at the University’s Policy Lab, explained how companies and governmental bodies could use design not just to create a product’s aesthetic, but to further accessibility.

Both programs moved into the Jewelry District’s Wexford Innovation Center at 225 Dyer St., across the newly built pedestrian bridge.

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University reorganizes School of Professional Studies

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The University separated its pre-college programs and summer undergraduate courses from the School of Professional Studies Aug. 1.

Brown Daily Herald plans to move after 50 years at 195 Angell Street

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Brown Daily Herald plans to move after 50 years at 195 Angell Street

September 16, 2019 0 comments

After fifty years in the same location, The Brown Daily Herald will be moving its newsroom from 195 Angell Street to 88 Benevolent Street. The move is scheduled to take place over winter break and to coincide with the annual change of The Herald’s editorial board.

PerHuman won the $100 categorical prize for best tech-based and coded solution for an Alexa program that would help provide better verbal feedback to people with a mental illness.

Hack Health event spotlights mental health, fosters student innovation

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Huddled over laptops lit by colorful lines of code, around 80 students collaborated in 13 teams at the fourth annual Brown Hack Health event over the weekend.