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UCS Vice President and President-elect William Zhou ’20 presented an amendement that would combine two UCS leadership positions.

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UCS amends bylaws, supports Disability Justice at Brown

April 11, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously passed an amendment adjusting its bylaws for its chair of appointments position, debated merging roles on its management and executive boards…

University expands textbook grant program

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University expands textbook grant program

April 11, 2019 0 comments

Beginning next year, the University will offer textbook grants to first-year students receiving scholarship funds and all other students with a $0 parent contribution, according to Dean of the College Rashid Zia.

The Jabberwocks, founded in 1949, are the University’s oldest a cappella group. The group hopes to increase inclusivity through measures like making the audition process gender inclusive and adjusting its uniform.

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Jabberwocks to accept all genders, all voices

April 10, 2019 0 comments

The Jabberwocks, the University’s oldest a cappella group, will begin accepting singers of all genders and all voices beginning fall 2019.

Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

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Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

April 10, 2019 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 responded to the national admissions cheating scandal yesterday in an email to the University community, acknowledging the scandal “has raised questions about the integrity of the admissions process at selective colleges and universities” and detailing a plan for Brown moving forward.

The new kosher kitchen in Wayland House is set to open before Passover and will be divided into meat and dairy sections.

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Kosher kitchen to open in Wayland House

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Brown/RISD Hillel and the Office of Residential Life have collaborated to reserve a kitchen in Wayland House for kosher-keeping students, set to open by Passover later this month.

Talley (right), who has been interested in fashion since a young age, draws inspiration from his grandmother and going to his local church on Sundays.

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Vogue legend dazzles audience

April 10, 2019 0 comments

In 1974, André Leon Talley MA ’72 packed an overnight bag and left Providence for New York City, leaving behind unfinished doctoral work at the University for a life in the fashion industry.

Philosopher Martha Nussbaum considered animal ethics within the framework of the moral theory of human capability Tuesday.

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Renowned philosopher Martha Nussbaum addresses animal ethics

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Can academic philosophers work side by side with policymakers? Martha Nussbaum, a former Brown professor and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, not only knows they can but believes that such a collaboration creates opportunities for progress in many areas.

The Carney Institute for Brain Science’s new location above the University bookstore facilitates communication and collaboration. The faculty using the labs come from the neuroscience, engineering and CLPS departments.

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Carney Institute settles in above Brown bookstore

April 10, 2019 0 comments

About two months ago, the Carney Institute for Brain Science moved into its new home above the University’s bookstore, which provides new and improved collaborative spaces.

Groups of admitted students, both regular and Early Decision, shadowed current University students this past Sunday and Monday. They also attended classes and participated in a variety of programmed activities, such as a food truck festival and a campus-wide scavenger hunt.

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Admitted students fill campus for ADOCH

April 9, 2019 0 comments

Admitted students to the class of 2023 explored campus this weekend for the first 2019 session of A Day on College Hill.

Pico Iyer spoke to community members during a talk and seminar last week.

Travel writer Pico Iyer makes an ‘art of stillness’

April 9, 2019 0 comments

In 1990, a California wildfire incinerated Pico Iyer’s family home. When Iyer reached safety, he filed a story about it for TIME magazine.