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Spats to remain open, management to change

September 30, 2014 1 comment

Despite recent reports of Spats’ impending closure, the restaurant’s doors will remain open, owner Andy Mitrelis confirmed to The Herald Monday night.

Puppy dog eyes can offer tense undergrads a  “non-judgmental connection” and cause the release of oxytocin, said Lisa Frappier, a psychiatrist at CAPS.

Heavy Petting brings stress relief, and a farm, to campus

September 30, 2014 0 comments

For this edition of “Super Duper Heavy Petting,” Cordeiro brought several baby rabbits, chicks, ducklings, a kid goat and a pot-bellied piglet to campus.


Letters unsigned, but sealed and delivered

September 30, 2014 0 comments

The Brown Pen Pals are dedicated to keeping the fleeting art of letter writing alive.

The Sidney E. Frank Hall for Life Sciences and the Sidney Frank Scholars program are parts of the legacy of Sidney Frank ’42, who donated over $100 million to the University before his death in 2006.


Ten years in, Sidney Frank legacy endures in scholarship

September 30, 2014 0 comments

The fund provides scholarships to students from low-income families, allowing them to graduate without student loan debt.

Alums’ written stories give personal touch to U. history

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Laughter and smiles of nostalgia lit up the faces of the roughly two dozen alums and students who gathered in the Brown Bookstore this Saturday afternoon.

No Country For Women battles Indian rape culture

September 29, 2014 0 comments

For Ria Vaidya ’16 and Shreena Thakore ’16, summer break meant more than reuniting with friends and family.

Alum panel discusses future of journalism

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Disruptions to journalism’s business model and media’s heightened polarization present challenges, two alum media veterans said at a panel Saturday.

New slavery memorial aims to spark reflection

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Visitors to the Quiet Green can now view a new sculpture remembering and engaging with the University’s ties to the slave trade.

Recent changes to Counseling and Psychological Services, including new hires to diversify staff, are “a good first step” toward addressing student concerns, said UCS President Maahika Srinivasan ’15.

CAPS to add staff, expand outreach to students of color

September 29, 2014 1 comment

Counseling and Psychological Services has made several new targeted hires and will offer a support group for students of color.

Sheila Bridges ’86, author and founder of Sheila Bridges Design, documentary director Oren Jacoby ’77 P’17 and actor and musician James Naughton ’67 speak about their careers in the arts on a Saturday panel.

Artists speak on creative process, inspiration

September 29, 2014 0 comments

Creativity “starts with the belief that you’re actually a creative person,” said Sheila Bridges ’86, author and founder of Sheila Bridges Design.