University News

U. restricts travel due to threat of Ebola

October 24, 2014 0 comments

Due to the recent Ebola outbreak, the University is placing restrictions on travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Number of Brown grads entering TFA drops sharply

Number of Brown grads entering TFA drops sharply

October 24, 2014 0 comments

Brown dropped this year from 10th to 18th place in Teach for America’s top contributing medium-sized college and university rankings.

In conversation: George R.R. Martin

October 24, 2014 0 comments

Martin spoke with The Herald about his growth as a writer, his inspirations, the influence “Game of Thrones” has had and his beloved New York Jets.

Tom Doherty and George R.R. Martin received the Harris Collection Literary Award, a prize given by the Brown University Library that “celebrates the influence of literature in pop culture.”

Pop culture, science fiction intersect at talk

October 24, 2014 0 comments

The world is in a “golden age of fantasy,” proclaimed best-selling author George R.R. Martin, invoking an image as whimsical as his stories.

UCS members voice concerns over forum with Corporation

October 23, 2014 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students reflected on its interactions and relationship with the Corporation at its Wednesday night meeting.

This Week in Higher Ed: Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 0 comments

Current and former Harvard law school professors wrote a letter published in the Boston Globe lambasting the university’s new sexual harassment policy.

Squirrel entry into power station causes city blackout

Squirrel entry into power station causes city blackout

October 22, 2014 1 comment

More than 4,500 Providence National Grid customers lost power for about two hours Tuesday morning after a squirrel climbed into a power station.

Financial aid ranks as students’ top priority in UCS poll

Financial aid ranks as students’ top priority in UCS poll

October 22, 2014 2 comments

Financial aid emerged as the top priority for respondents to the Undergraduate Council of Students’ fall poll for the second year in a row.

Language classes see drop in enrollment

October 21, 2014 1 comment

Around 200 fewer students enrolled in foreign language courses at Brown this year than last.

The inaugural class of recipients of the Public Humanities Fellowship includes four professors and two Providence community members. The fellowship includes a $1,500 research fund.

Fellowship applies humanist perspective to social, cultural issues

October 21, 2014 1 comment

Four professors and two Providence community members will receive the Public Humanities Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year