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The 2016 honorary degree recipients include Angus Deaton, a Nobel Prize winner, and Antonia Hernández, an activist for underprivileged groups.

University to offer honorary degrees to scholars, artists

April 28, 2016 0 comments

The University recently announced its selection of eight scholars and intellectuals to be given honorary degrees this May.

Poll finds athletes, BEO concentrators hook up at higher rates

Poll finds athletes, BEO concentrators hook up at higher rates

April 28, 2016 0 comments

Data from a recent poll indicated that 85 percent of BEO and econ concentrators and 91 percent of athletes have hooked up with someone at Brown.

Class popularity driven by rarity of subject matter, word of mouth

Class popularity driven by rarity of subject matter, word of mouth

April 28, 2016 0 comments

The Herald looked into several classes that filled up during last semester’s pre-registration to see what accounts for these classes’ popularity.

Years of activism shape Paxson administration

Years of activism shape Paxson administration

April 28, 2016 0 comments

Administrators nationwide have grappled with addressing the demands of students calling for increased support regarding issues of diversity and inclusion.

Undergraduate Council of Students President Sazzy Gourley ’16 and Vice President Alana Bhatla ’16 address the council’s general body.

Low UCS retention rates lead to young general body

April 28, 2016 0 comments

As the semester ends, UCS faces a familiar dilemma: convincing its general body members, who are overwhelmingly underclassmen, to stay on for another year.

Dr. Tara Shirazian ‘99 MD’03 speaks at the Women’s Launch Pad kickoff. WLP will be expanded as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

DIAP to grow minority mentoring programs

April 28, 2016 0 comments

The DIAP’s proposed mentoring programs aim to address the unique issues women, minorities, LGBTQ+ and first-generation college students face at Brown.

Architect Moshe Safdie discusses work, inspiration

Architect Moshe Safdie discusses work, inspiration

April 27, 2016 0 comments

Moshe Safdie, one of the most prominent architects in the world, gave a lecture on his work in Salomon 101 Monday night.

U.S. colleges provide alternative to China’s rigid education system

U.S. colleges provide alternative to China’s rigid education system

April 27, 2016 0 comments

Students from China constitute the largest portion of Brown’s international undergraduate body.

Last semester, students of color gathered in the Leung Gallery to compile a list of demands to improve the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan draft.

Undocumented students call for U. support

April 27, 2016 0 comments

Some of the demands students made of the DIAP concerning undocumented students, which were drafted by a group of Latinx students, focused on legal services.

Thomas Tisch ’76 P’18, managing partner of New York City investment firm Four Partners, will finish his term as Chancellor in May.

Chancellor, vice chancellor reflect on terms

April 27, 2016 0 comments

Chancellor Thomas Tisch and Vice Chancellor Jerome Vascellaro will end their third and final terms as leaders of the University’s Corporation in May.