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University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

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University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

April 19, 2019 0 comments

This summer, the University is launching a new initiative to help prospective students from rural communities across the country learn about the college admission process and Brown, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Through a $1 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, the University will bring mid-level military officers to campus for one-year fellowships.

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Watson starts military fellowship program

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs is establishing a program to bring mid-level U.S. military officers to campus for one-year fellowships after receiving a $1 million grant from The Carnegie Corporation of New York earlier this month.

David Ebersman ’91 discussed the challenges of running his startup Lyre Health, a mental health company that aims to “help people quickly (find) high-quality health care.”

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Ebersman ’91 discusses path from Facebook to mental health startup

April 18, 2019 0 comments

For former CFO of Facebook David Ebersman ’91, the most important takeaway from his time at Brown was “the idea that learning was interesting for the sake of learning.”

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policy considers the “moral responsibility in the investment policies” of the University. Brown Divest presented at Tuesday’s monthly ACCRIP meeting.

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ACCRIP reviews investment policies, advises Corporation

April 18, 2019 0 comments

Tuesday afternoon, three members of the student coalition, Brown Divest, shared a presentation before ACCRIP, which explained their desire for the University to divest from companies allegedly contributing to human rights violations in Palestine.

Dear Blueno page attracts mixed reception

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Dear Blueno page attracts mixed reception

April 18, 2019 0 comments

When the unmistakable sculpture Untitled (Lamp/Bear), also known as “Blueno,” arrived on campus three years ago, it divided the student body into pro- and anti-Blueno factions.

Dean of Financial Aid Jim Tilton presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students about financial aid initiatives at the Council’s weekly meeting.

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UCS discusses financial aid, inclusion initiatives

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates about disability study spaces, gender-inclusive restrooms and financial aid initiatives at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. The Council also elected Lijin Dai ’22 as its treasurer.

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, the department will offer seven concentration tracks, including medical and linguistic anthropology.

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Anthropology concentration to undergo changes

April 17, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Anthropology will add tracks to its concentration and begin implementing changes to the curriculum in the 2019-20 academic year, said Andrew Scherer, associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate studies.

At yesterday’s BUCC meeting, Associate Dean of Students Kirsten Wolfe presented a restorative justice approach to the Student Code of Conduct, and students proposed the formation of an eco-conscious fair food committee.

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BUCC considers fair food initiative

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Students proposed a resolution aiming to create a Fair Food Committee that would set environment and labor standards for food products across campus at Tuesday’s Brown University Community Council meeting.

Joshua Jay, a former world champion of magic who helped designed illusions for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” performed tricks and told stories of past magicians who died in the act.

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Performer brings magic to campus

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Blindfolded and with his back turned away, the magician instructed a volunteer to think of a card and communicate its number and suit to the rest of the audience silently.

Half of undergrads indifferent on UCS

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Half of undergrads indifferent on UCS

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Almost half of undergraduate students ­— 49.9 percent — have no opinion on the Undergraduate Council of Students, while 40.7 percent of students either strongly or somewhat approve of the Council, according to The Herald’s spring 2019 poll.