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UFB grants $1.4 million to 150 student groups in 2014-2015 academic year

April 23, 2015 0 comments

UFB met 80 percent of student group requests for funding this semester, a slight decrease from the 82 percent during the 2013-2014 academic year.

A mozzarella stretching demonstration from Narragansett Creamery took place at the Sharpe Refectory Wednesday as part of an Earth Day dinner that emphasized  Dining Services’ local and sustainable food initiatives.

Earth Week plants seeds of change

April 23, 2015 0 comments

As students enjoy the sunny weather, Earth Week aims to celebrate sustainability efforts at Brown and educate community members about how to contribute.

LGBTQ students note feelings of inadequacy

LGBTQ students note feelings of inadequacy

April 23, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

A March Herald poll revealed students who identify as LGBTQ experience greater feelings of inadequacy than their counterparts in a variety of categories.

Uber, Lyft popular for internationals

Uber, Lyft popular for internationals

April 23, 2015 1 comment
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

A Herald poll conducted March 2-3 found that international students use ride-sharing mobile apps such as Uber and Lyft more often than domestic students.

Prospective students play flag football on the Main Green on Wednesday, the second day of A Day on College Hill.

ADOCH gives prospective students a taste of campus

April 23, 2015 1 comment

Excited chatter filled a large, white tent on the Main Green as hundreds of admitted applicants awaited the official start to this year’s ADOCH.

Students raised questions about faculty diversity, the inclusivity of campus culture and a recent Gawker article questioning the integrity of the admission process during President Christina Paxson’s P’19 State of Brown talk.

Paxson discusses University elitism, community growth

April 23, 2015 6 comments

Paxson discussed issues of Corporation accountability, mental health and faculty diversity in her State of Brown address in Metcalf Auditorium Wednesday.

Students with the group formerly known as DIvest Coal rallied outside University Hall in 2012 for the University to divest from coal companies.

Fossil Free Brown makes less noise than peer groups

April 23, 2015 0 comments

Stanford divested from coal and Harvard student activists took legal action, but Brown’s movement — led by Fossil Free Brown — has remained quiet this year.

Conference lets seniors reflect on passions

April 22, 2015 0 comments

Serving as an opportunity for seniors to share experiences across their four years at Brown, the Theories in Action conference will take place Sunday.

First in the family: First-gen students navigate college obstacles

First in the family: First-gen students navigate college obstacles

April 22, 2015 2 comments
This article is part of the series Spring 2015 Student Polls

A March 2-3 Herald poll showed that first-generation students experience greater feelings of inadequacy than their peers in a variety of areas.

This Week in Higher Ed: April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 0 comments

Gender discrimination at UCLA research center, University of Wisconsin to cut 400 employee positions and three shot at Delaware State Greek cookout