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Hegeman Hall, one of the three dorms that will undergo renovations this upcoming summer, primarily houses upperclassmen students on campus.

Three dorms to be renovated summer 2019

April 9, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate and update three dorms this summer, according to the Facilities Management Active Project List.

Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, discussed the pros and cons of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

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Medicare for all expert offers insight into controversial plan

April 5, 2019 0 comments

As the 2020 election field is already fueled by conversations around healthcare, Ezekiel Emanuel, noted oncologist and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, navigated the intricacies and complexities of the controversial “Medicare for all” proposal.

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard from SHARE Advocates and learned about proposed changes to the Code of Student Conduct at its Wednesday meeting.

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UCS hears proposed changes to code of conduct

April 4, 2019 0 comments

At their Wednesday evening general body meeting, the Undergraduate Council of Students heard a presentation from SHARE and received information about recommended changes to the Code of Student Conduct.

Acosta and Klein '80, who hired Acosta, spoke in Stephen Robert Hall Wednesday to talk about restoring public trust in the media.

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CNN’s Jim Acosta talks Trump, journalism’s future

April 4, 2019 0 comments

Faced with “fake news” accusations from President Donald Trump himself, Chief White House Correspondent for CNN Jim Acosta knows a thing or two about standing tough in the heavily scrutinized “new frontier of journalism.”

GSC’s third meeting  included the selection of commencement speakers and the presentation of proposed updates to the code of conduct.

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GSC chooses commencement speakers

April 4, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council convened its third meeting of the semester, in which it elected a new Chair of Technology, selected commencement speakers and discussed proposed updates to the Code of Student Conduct with Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio…

Spring 2019 Herald poll results

Spring 2019 Herald poll results

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Spring 2019 poll results can be found here.

Paxson defended her position on divestment at Tuesday’s meeting.  Faculty also voted to recommend a petition process for early graduation.

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Faculty recommend eliminating payment-based early graduation

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Faculty passed a motion recommending the Corporation revise current policies regarding degree requirements, including eliminating payment-based accelerated graduation, during the faculty meeting Tuesday.

Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman presented yesterday.

Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday.

The University launched a redesigned home page as part of the first phase of the new brown.edu website, which aims to improve user experience. The website was last redone nine years ago.

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University launches new website

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The first phase of the new brown.edu website launched yesterday, featuring a new home page and over 50 more accessible and updated sites linked to the core University website.

David Shoemaker, leader of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, spoke about astrophysics technology.

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MIT researcher discusses future of gravitational wave detection

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Monday afternoon, students and faculty members gathered to learn about the latest advancements in detecting gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that occur after large-scale collisions between celestial entities, such as two black holes.