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Non-Brown, Pro-Israel group stirs controversy

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Tensions rose on campus last week when a non-Brown-affiliated, pro-Israel group allegedly harassed students outside the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center.

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Activist talks nuances of Black Lives Matter

April 20, 2018 0 comments

The speaker’s black t-shirt matched his baseball cap. The shirt read “UNARMED CIVILIAN.”

22 percent of students call home at least once a day

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22 percent of students call home at least once a day

April 20, 2018 0 comments

When Alexis Jackson ’21 left her family in Ohio and arrived on College Hill, she felt overwhelmed by the jarringly difficult pre-med classes.

Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

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Panel discusses Puerto Rican recovery

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Seven months have passed since Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, a category four storm that tore across the island and left destroyed houses, cities and lives in its wake. Puerto Rico continues to experience the ramifications of the hurricane as the entire island lost power in a blackout yesterday.

According to Peter Rossi, director of Dining Services, less than five students on average utilize the meal plan over breaks. This year, 300 students participated in the financial-need-based meal gap program.

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Cost of recess meal plans draws student scrutiny

April 19, 2018 0 comments

Recently, students have expressed concern over the University charging an additional fee to remain on a meal plan during official University recesses, such as spring break. Stanley Yip ’21, who stayed on campus over spring break this year, said he chose not to buy the University’s spring break meal plan. […]

Graduate students gathered to ask the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would include master’s students in the unionizing process.

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Grad students rally for election vote

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and Brown Student Labor Alliance held a rally Wednesday afternoon on the Main Green, asking the University to approve a pre-election agreement that would lead to an election on unionization.

Six sophomores win Mellon Mays Fellowship, research opportunities

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Six sophomores win Mellon Mays Fellowship, research opportunities

April 18, 2018 0 comments

Last week, six sophomores from the University were awarded the Mellon Mays Fellowship, which seeks to increase the representation of minorities among higher education faculty.

Nigerian artist stages political performance

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Nigerian artist stages political performance

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Surrounded by confused students, Nigerian artist Jelili Atiku processed across the Main Green yesterday afternoon dressed as a ram with several red-tagged students crawling behind him.

Computer science to offer new introductory track

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Computer science to offer new introductory track

April 17, 2018 0 comments

The computer science department will add a new introductory track in fall 2018, starting with CSCI 0111: “Computing Foundations: Data.” The new sequence will consist of three courses taught over three semesters and will provide students with a less intensive option.

Students cite convenience, finances for stealing food

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Students cite convenience, finances for stealing food

April 17, 2018 0 comments

For many students, a trip to the Ivy Roomincludes using a meal swipe, enjoying a meal with friends and leaving