University News

The Sharpe Refectory has not been renovated in more than five decades and lacks sufficient seating  to accommodate an increasing student body.

Talks underway for Ratty renovation

January 27, 2015 2 comments

The Sharpe Refectory is set to receive several upgrades, but a timeline remains undecided, administrators said.

Young alums honored as social innovators

January 27, 2015 0 comments

Three Brown alums all share a new honor: inclusion on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list for social entrepreneurship.

Winter Storm Juno forces cancellation of class, University operations


Winter Storm Juno forces cancellation of class, University operations

January 26, 2015 5 comments

Classes are canceled and all administrative and academic offices are closed Tuesday due to a “significant blizzard.”

IPTV offers more accessibility, channels

January 26, 2015 0 comments

Students returning to campus for this semester can find a revamped Internet Protocol Television service equipped with a variety of new features.

Networking event JanLab draws double the students

January 26, 2015 1 comment

Around 350 students attended January Career Laboratory or JanLab, marking twice the number of attendees as last year, said Amy Tarbox, a JanLab organizer.

Donato named new CareerLAB director

January 23, 2015 0 comments

Matt Donato, director of career services and associate dean of students at Pitzer College, will take over as director of the CareerLAB on March 23.

U. implements sexual assault proposals

U. implements sexual assault proposals

January 23, 2015 17 comments

The new measures mandate that the appeals process last less than 30 days and that all community members undergo regular sexual assault training.

Students from a variety of class years and concentrations chose to live in a church in downtown Providence and take part in discussions and meetings with community partners during the Winter Break Projects.

Social justice immersion program hits close to home

January 23, 2015 5 comments

Participants focused on a specific issue in Rhode Island, including homelessness, environmental justice, health care, refugee communities and education.

Leaving legacy, Huidekoper hands over U. finances to Chernow

January 22, 2015 0 comments

Nestled in the West Wing of University Hall, Elizabeth ‘Beppie’ Huidekoper spent the past 12 years overseeing U. finances, facilities and human resources.

BrownConnect is part of the aim in President Christina Paxson’s P’19 strategic plan, “Building on Distinction,” to provide every undergraduate receiving financial aid with at least one funded internship or research opportunity.

Internship initiative BrownConnect to see expansion

January 22, 2015 0 comments

CareerLAB is planning on unveiling two newer versions of BrownConnect, the new internship search and networking site, over the next year.