Topic: event coverage

Wendy Davis talks abortion rights, value of empathy

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Wendy Davis talks abortion rights, value of empathy

April 22, 2018 0 comments

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-TX, began her speech at a reproductive justice event Saturday afternoon with an impassioned message about personal stories and the “power of empathy” to break down political barriers.

Esther Adler spoke at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday to commemorate Yom Hashoa, or Holocaust Memorial Day. Adler escaped Nazi Germany at the age of 15.

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Holocaust survivor discusses life story in Nazi Germany

April 22, 2018 0 comments

At 94 years old, Esther Adler stepped out from behind a podium that was almost as tall as she was to speak at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday night. The first thing she said to an almost entirely filled room was that she doesn’t really like to refer to herself as a survivor of the Holocaust.

Cornel West, public intellectual and professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard, discussed a range of philosophical quandaries and his intersectional view of societal injustices at his lecture Tuesday night.

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Cornel West lectures on humanity, politics, justice

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At Tuesday’s event, Cornel West spoke with conviction and compassion, demonstrating care for his audience. Even as the event reached its scheduled end, he remained committed to speaking to every audience member who had a question for him.

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University hopes to increase time for faculty research

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 proposed that the University increase support for graduate students and free faculty of some administrative duties to allow them to focus on their research and scholarship.

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

March 6, 2018 0 comments

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.”

Maritiza Del Rosa poses with her son and Gabe Zimmerman '18 at the Rhode Island State House after lobbying for a bill that aims to end housing discrimination for homeless individuals.

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Students lobby for housing legislation

February 27, 2018 0 comments

University students lobbied for a bill designed to eliminate housing discrimination against homeless individuals  Tuesday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House.

Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Alissa Rubin ‘80 discussed the importance of context and history in foreign reporting, particulary in war zones.

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Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

February 14, 2018 0 comments

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism.

In the first meeting of the semester, Brown University Community Council received recommendations for the structure of work-study employment at the University.

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Changes recommended to student employment practices

February 14, 2018 0 comments

A student employment working group recommended several changes to University student employment practices at the Brown University Community Council’s first meeting of the semester yesterday.

Students gather to discuss racist pamphlets

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Students gather to discuss racist pamphlets

February 11, 2018 0 comments

ainy weather did not stop a group of students and local community members from gathering at the intersection of George and Brook streets Sunday evening to speak out against the racist posters and pamphlets that were disseminated throughout the University’s campus and other areas in Providence last week.

Panelists stressed the importance of decreasing the accessibility of opioids and destigmatizing addiction at the Medical School Thursday night.

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University researchers discuss opioid crisis

February 9, 2018 0 comments

The Brown Medical Association held a panel to discuss how to better train doctors and medical professionals to prevent opioid addiction and treat those suffering from the epidemic Thursday night at the Alpert Medical School.