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University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

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University faces criticism for journalism syllabus

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Community members have criticized and expressed disappointment in the University after it publicly emerged last week that the course, INTL 1802W: “International Journalism” asked students to find and profile DACA recipients living in Providence.

Fellowship tackles racism in medicine

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Fellowship tackles racism in medicine

April 12, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Advocates for Social Change and Equity fellowship, a program led and supported by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Alpert Medical School, is in its inaugural year.

A newly drafted student complaint form emphasizes the inclusion of specific and objective language in reporting bias-based and less-targeted offenses, which UCS members hope to implement by the end of the semester.

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UCS discusses bias-related reporting

April 12, 2018 0 comments

​​The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a draft of a form intended to improve the process for reporting bias-motivated incidents at the University during its general body meeting Wednesday.

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard spoke on the  founding of the Israeli state at the Watson Institute.

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Derek Penslar explains dependency of Israeli state

April 12, 2018 0 comments

Derek Penslar, visiting professor of history from Harvard, spoke about the dichotomy of Israeli independence and dependency at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

University wait list size draws mixed responses

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University wait list size draws mixed responses

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Regular decision college applicants spend months anxiously awaiting their admission decisions. Come decision day, many applicants are met not with letters of acceptance or rejection, but with a third option — a wait list offer.

UCS aims to increase filtered water access

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UCS aims to increase filtered water access

April 10, 2018 0 comments

To address student concern about a lack of water bottle filling stations on campus, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ committee on campus life has submitted a proposal to the Department of Facilities Management to add 10 new stations around the University.

President of the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks emphasized the importance of “warmheartedness” to reduce political polarization in the United States.

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Conservative economist talks polarization

April 10, 2018 0 comments

President of prominent right-wing thinktank the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks spoke about uniting Americans in polarized times.

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Film screening details attacks on hospitals as part of humanitarian crisis

April 10, 2018 0 comments

“The New Barbarianism” opens with panning shots of shelled rubble, all that remains of the once-thriving city of Aleppo, Syria.

Dhruv Gaur ’21 poses with Alex Trebek on the Los Angeles set of “Jeopardy!” during the filming of the competition in March. Gaur said he has enjoyed trivia and the show since he was a child.

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Gaur ’21 to compete on ‘Jeopardy!’

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Dhruv Gaur ’21 will appear on an episode of “Jeopardy!” College Championship tonight to represent the University. Gaur joins 14 other students from colleges across the United States to compete in the quiz competition for a $100,000 prize.

Thomas Dickerson’s GS startup Geopipe, which creates virtual models of the real world, was created in collaboration with Christopher Mitchell, an adjunct professor of computer science at New York University.

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University startup awarded first place at SXSW competition

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Thomas Dickerson GS led his startup, Geopipe, to take first place at the Student Startup Madness competition in the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, March 12.