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Athletic Director Jack Hayes offered Gordon Ernst ’89, a Division I tennis coach recently indicted in the national college admissions scandal, the head coaching position for men’s tennis in 2016.

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University offered coaching position to alum indicted in admissions scandal

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Gordon Ernst ’89, a Division I tennis coach recently indicted in the national college admissions scandal, was offered the head coaching position for Brown’s men’s tennis team in 2016 while federal authorities allege he was accepting millions of dollars in bribes as a coach at Georgetown University.

The three winning teams received prize money and won a trip to New York City to meet with investors and alums.

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Brown Venture Prize awards $50,000 to student start-ups

March 20, 2019 0 comments

With a $25,000 prize on the line and a sold-out crowd of over 250 people, eight teams of young entrepreneurs took the stage last Wednesday for the second Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night, presenting their startup ideas and vying for the favor of seven alumni judges.

Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

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Brown Concert Agency announces 2019 Spring Weekend lineup

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Brown Concert Agency’s annual release party buzzed with energy as students anxiously awaited the names of the artists slated to perform in Spring Weekend 2019. Released at midnight March 20, this year’s lineup will feature seven contemporary artists known for subverting the conventions of their respective genres.

98 percent of medical students match with residency programs

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98 percent of medical students match with residency programs

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Amid a flurry of red, white and brown balloons, fourth-year Alpert Medical School students tore open bright red envelopes on Friday to discover which residency programs they would be attending.

Ratty begins offering plant-based milks

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Ratty begins offering plant-based milks

March 20, 2019 0 comments

Wednesday afternoon, the Sharpe Refectory will begin offering a line of locally produced plant-based milks.

The Swearer Center will relocate from its previous location near the Rockefeller Library to a new location on Stimson Avenue in June, allowing for a bigger office space, closer proximity to community partners and new rooms for collaboration among students. The Stimson Avenue location was previously occupied by the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

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Swearer Center for Public Service to move to Stimson Avenue

March 20, 2019 0 comments

The Swearer Center for Public Service is set to move to 2 Stimson Ave. near the Nelson Fitness Center from its current location near the Rockefeller Library in June. The move will double the Center’s current office space and feature new rooms for student collaboration.

Garcia ‘20.5, Lee ‘20 and Zhou ‘20 are the candidates for UCS president. Garcia focuses on diversity and inclusion, Lee advocates for improvements in students’ day-to-day lives, Zhou urges for accountability and transparency.

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UCS candidates discuss platforms as polls open

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Polls open today at noon for the Undergraduate Council of Students elections. Vanessa Garcia ’20.5, Melissa Lee ’20 and William Zhou ’20 are in the race for the presidency, while Alex Song ’20 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the vice presidency.

Candidates Julian De Georgia '20 (left) and Alesandro Walker ‘20 (right) will face off for the position of UFB Chair in elections beginning today.

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Candidates compete for Undergraduate Finance Board Chair, Vice Chair

March 19, 2019 0 comments

Julian De Georgia ’20 and Alesandro Walker ’20 face off in the race for Undergraduate Finance Board chair as voting begins today at noon. UFB at-large members Phillip Champagne ’21, Peter Deegan ’21 and Fatoumata Kabba ’22 compete for the vice chair position.

‘The Rise of China: Past, Present and Future’ featured professors Head, Nedostup, Steinfeld and Zheng. This installment of the University’s “Building on Distinction” series was moderated by Provost Locke on Monday.

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Interdisciplinary panel discusses China’s ‘Past, Present and Future’

March 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, University professors came together to examine China through four distinct lenses: space exploration, environmental science, politics and history.

Party leaders discuss common ground

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Party leaders discuss common ground

March 19, 2019 0 comments

A prominent Democrat and a prominent Republican came together Monday afternoon to stage a lively discussion in the spirit of “disagreeing without being disagreeable,” said Tom Perez ’83 P ’18, chair of the Democratic National Committee.