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Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

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Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s spring undergraduate poll found that 13.3 percent of students have been prescribed medication for depression and 16.6 percent for anxiety.

Dorothy Jiang ’19 selected as Truman Scholar

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Dorothy Jiang ’19 selected as Truman Scholar

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Dorothy Jiang ’19 recently became the first Brown student to earn the Truman scholarship in three years.

Haffenreffer Museum receives $500,000 Mellon Grant

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Haffenreffer Museum receives $500,000 Mellon Grant

April 25, 2018 0 comments

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently granted the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology $500,000 to “rehouse, conserve and photograph our Native American and Indigenous collections,” according to Robert Preucel, director of the Haffenreffer Museum and professor of anthropology.

Though Beverly Ledbetter has played an intergral role in several high profile legal cases involving the University, she considers her greatest successes to be the ones in which issues are resolved and conflicts are avoided.

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University’s chief legal officer retires after forty years

April 25, 2018 0 comments

“I am able to weather storms without letting them weather me,” Vice President and General Counsel Beverly Ledbetter said when she described qualities that have helped her to navigate her time as the University’s chief legal officer.

Dianne Guerrero addressed a packed Salomon Center Tuesday night. She aims to merge her acting career with a message of social activism.

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Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

April 25, 2018 0 comments

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd.

Rhode Island struggles to address lead poisoning problem

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Rhode Island struggles to address lead poisoning problem

April 25, 2018 0 comments

As a toddler, Childhood Lead Action Project employee Antoinette Dow’s six-year-old son, who has been diagnosed with autism, began chewing on window sills, walls and other non-food material around the house.

Offshore wind farms concern fisherpeople

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Offshore wind farms concern fisherpeople

April 25, 2018 0 comments

When Greg Mataronas steams out of Narragansett Bay as early as 3 a.m., he is headed for grounds he knew as an eight-year-old.

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UFB hopes to fill four open positions

April 25, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board will seek to fill four open at-large representative positions in the fall semester through special elections, said incoming vice chair of the board Julian De Georgia ’20.

School of Public Health appoints inaugural associate dean for research

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School of Public Health appoints inaugural associate dean for research

April 25, 2018 0 comments

On April 10, Professor of Epidemiology David Savitz was announced as the inaugural associate dean for research for the School of Public Health in a community-wide email.

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University launches search for new dean of the college

April 24, 2018 0 comments

The University has launched a search for the next dean of the college following the announcement of current Dean of the College Maud Mandel’s departure to serve as the president of Williams College, The Herald previously reported.