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As part of Design Week RI, University students and community members alike gathered at RISD to learn about how government employees and companies should prioritize inclusivity.

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Design Week RI examines design role in improving product accessibility

September 17, 2019 0 comments

During a lecture Monday evening, Ben Guhin, head of design at the University’s Policy Lab, explained how companies and governmental bodies could use design not just to create a product’s aesthetic, but to further accessibility.

Both programs moved into the Jewelry District’s Wexford Innovation Center at 225 Dyer St., across the newly built pedestrian bridge.

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University reorganizes School of Professional Studies

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The University separated its pre-college programs and summer undergraduate courses from the School of Professional Studies Aug. 1.

Brown Daily Herald plans to move after 50 years at 195 Angell Street

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Brown Daily Herald plans to move after 50 years at 195 Angell Street

September 16, 2019 0 comments

After fifty years in the same location, The Brown Daily Herald will be moving its newsroom from 195 Angell Street to 88 Benevolent Street. The move is scheduled to take place over winter break and to coincide with the annual change of The Herald’s editorial board.

PerHuman won the $100 categorical prize for best tech-based and coded solution for an Alexa program that would help provide better verbal feedback to people with a mental illness.

Hack Health event spotlights mental health, fosters student innovation

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Huddled over laptops lit by colorful lines of code, around 80 students collaborated in 13 teams at the fourth annual Brown Hack Health event over the weekend.

Rabbi Joshua Bolton was appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel this past summer. In his role, Bolton hopes to engage Hillel with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

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New Hillel director looks to change how students view Judaism on campus

September 13, 2019 0 comments

“I want to inspire big, Jewish thinking,” said Rabbi Joshua Bolton, the newly appointed executive director of Brown/RISD Hillel. In his new role, Bolton is looking to build Hillel up as an outreach center for students that engages with both Jewish and non-Jewish community members.

MIT administration authorized donations from Epstein

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MIT administration authorized donations from Epstein

September 13, 2019 1 comment

Peter Cohen wrote in a statement to The Herald that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s central administration had complete knowledge of and authorized policies that allowed the Media Lab to receive financial donations from the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Dara Bayer ’08 is serving as the University’s inaugural transformative justice program coordinator.

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University hires transformative justice program coordinator

September 13, 2019 1 comment

The University hired Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 this summer to serve as its inaugural Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, where she will oversee projects that aim to address violence and instances of harm through accountability and healing rather than punitive or legal measures.

The Brown Democrats hosted a watch party for the third Democratic Presidential Debate last night in the Salomon Center. Of the 20 candidates in the race, the top 10 in national polls participated in the debate.

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Brown Dems throw watch party for presidential debate

September 13, 2019 0 comments

When moderators introduced Andrew Yang ’96 during the third Democratic Presidential Debate last night, Salomon Center erupted into raucous cheers.

Isaac Dovere, a staff writer for The Atlantic, will lead a non-credit Watson seminar this fall titled “Political Journalism in 2019.”

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Seminar to examine role of media in politics

September 12, 2019 0 comments

As a staff writer for The Atlantic reporting on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, Edward-Isaac Dovere is no stranger to political journalism and its constant demands.

The first general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students took place Wednesday evening in Petterutti Lounge.

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UCS to hold elections for first-year reps

September 12, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students will add two first-year representatives to its Management Board  through an election later this month, said Chief of Staff Melissa Lee ’20 at the Council’s first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening.