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Panel talks Asian, Asian American identity

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Panel talks Asian, Asian American identity

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Panelists discussed the implications of the invisibility of Asian and Asian American men for mental health and well-being at an event Tuesday.

University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

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University named best in nation for Brazilian studies

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Growing up in the United States, Fernando Guimaraes ’18 was never able to connect with U.S. history like his peers.

In the panel Tuesday night, filmmaker Sebastian Junger predicted that a civil war will not occur in the Unites States because citizens can express their unrest through democratic institutions, such as the court system.

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‘Hell on Earth’ prompts discussion of Syrian civil war

November 28, 2017 0 comments

Sebastian Junger discussed the documentary “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS,” following a screening at the Watson Institute.

University lobbies against higher-ed provisions in tax bill

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University lobbies against higher-ed provisions in tax bill

November 28, 2017 0 comments

The University is lobbying against portions of proposed tax reforms, said President Christina Paxson at the Brown University Community Council meeting.

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Neuroscience TAs face unclear expectations with hourly based pay

November 27, 2017 0 comments

Undergraduate TAs in the neuroscience department are not allowed to work more than 84 hours during the semester, which averages to six hours per week.

Sherab Dorji ’20 established Khemdro Kuenphen Dairy Group, a dairy cooperative, in his hometown of Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan. The co-op, which Dorji hopes will begin operations in April 2018, would potentially increase the profitability of dairy by cutting out middle men and guaranteeing farmers a fair price for their products.

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Social Innovation Fellow builds Bhutanese dairy cooperative

November 27, 2017 0 comments

This summer, Sherab Dorji ’20 traveled as a Social Innovation Fellow back to his home in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan.

Half of students oppose CCC’s proposal to move drop deadline

Half of students oppose CCC’s proposal to move drop deadline

November 26, 2017 0 comments

The Herald held its bi-annual undergraduate poll Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15.

University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

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University evaluates potential effects of tax plan

November 19, 2017 0 comments

The House passed a tax bill that would impact the income from the endowment, the tuition assistance program for employees and graduate student tax rates.

The Nelson Center and the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society provide funding and advising to catalyze student start-ups that plan to produce entrepreneurial solutions to environmental problems.

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New initiative connects IBES, Nelson Center

November 19, 2017 0 comments

The Program for Environmental and Civic Engagement, a new initiative, brought together IBES and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Sports

Diane Short steps down after 25 seasons

November 16, 2017 0 comments

When Diane Short took over the volleyball team in 1993, only three student-athletes showed up to join the team.