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Ocean State students dock at College Hill

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Ocean State students dock at College Hill

April 17, 2018 0 comments

While some high school students dream of going to college far away from home, others set their sights on a more proximate goal.

ADOCH gives students insight into campus life

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ADOCH gives students insight into campus life

April 16, 2018 0 comments

The past two days, the campus teemed with over 750 prospective students exploring Brown through A Day on College Hill.

Vinh Nguyen, national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council, discussed implications of cybersecurity.

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Intelligence officer talks cybersecurity

April 16, 2018 0 comments

In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity is no longer a “technical issue,​” but rather a concern that is​ “broad ranging,” with implications for a variety of fields, said Vinh Nguyen, the national intelligence officer for cyber issues on the U.S. National Intelligence Council.

The International Student Experience Center was created in May 2017 as a place to forge a sense of community and support, while simultaneously raising visibility and gathering resources for international students.

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International Student Experience Center fosters community, support

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Following requests to increase support and resources offered to international students, the University created the International Student Experience Center in May 2017, said Christina Phillips, the center’s program director.

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Film discusses Rosa Parks House

April 15, 2018 0 comments

A documentary screened as part of the first annual Rhode Island Black Film Festival yesterday sparked conversation about the reconstruction of a house in which Rosa Parks once lived that is currently located in Providence.

Brown Student Labor Alliance, which has been campaigning for air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory to mitigate the kitchen’s summer heat, hosted a “Fans on Faunce” event Wednesday asking attendees to bring fans.

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Sharpe Refectory to gain cooling abilities in 2019

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The University announced on Thursday its plan to begin a multi-million dollar renovation to the infrastructure of the Sharpe Refectory this summer with the goal to permanently equip it with cooling abilities in summer 2019.

Tom Perez ’83, former secretary of labor, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the Environmental Protection Agency, said they are encouraged by seeing American citizens passionately participate in democracy.

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Former cabinet secretaries express hope despite Trump actions

April 13, 2018 0 comments

Pessimism was not in the room when former cabinet members Tom Perez ’83, senior fellow in international and public affairs, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the environmental protection agency, discussed their work and the Trump administration on Thursday.

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.