University News

Corporation discusses STEM education, strategic planning

May 24, 2015 1 comment

Corporation members held informal discussions with undergraduates about socioeconomic issues and science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

Vicki Colvin to step down as provost

May 19, 2015 6 comments

After just one year in the position, Vicki Colvin will step down as provost June 30 in order to pursue research in greater depth.

Deficit Reduction Working Group releases recommendations

May 14, 2015 0 comments

The Deficit Reduction Working Group proposed recommendations for achieving $7 million in savings over the next three to five years.

Bailhe ’15, Johnson ’15 named commencement speakers

April 30, 2015 8 comments

Michelle Bailhe ’15 and Lucas Johnson ’15 have been selected as the student speakers for the 2015 commencement ceremony.

Phi Beta Kappa inducts 105 seniors

April 29, 2015 0 comments

One hundred and five seniors were inducted this week into the Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

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.

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 10 comments

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

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.