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The “20 Years of War” series, which began at the Watson Institute this fall, will build upon the Cost of War project’s existing data on the human, economic, social and political costs of the post-9/11 wars.

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‘Costs of War’ project initiates research series to evaluate post-9/11 wars

November 8, 2019 0 comments

As federal spending on the post-9/11 wars has ballooned to $5.9 trillion, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs joined with the The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University to initiate a new “20 Years of War” research series this fall.

University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

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University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

November 1, 2019 0 comments

When students, faculty and staff log onto their GET portals after 9 a.m. this morning, they will find a lower minimum deposit requirement for their Bear Bucks accounts.

Today@Brown celebrates two-year anniversary

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Today@Brown celebrates two-year anniversary

October 29, 2019 0 comments

This past week, Today@Brown celebrated its two-year anniversary of bringing campus news to the Brown community in the form of a daily email.

The theme of the conference was “boxes.” Under this banner, speakers touched on issues such as socialism, health agency and mental health stigma.

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TEDxBrownU speakers step out of the box

October 28, 2019 1 comment

TEDxBrownU broke out of the box last Friday, which saw attendance numbers grow over four times from last year and each speaker centering their speech around the theme of “boxes.”

About nine inches of snow fell late Sunday night and early Monday morning in a winter storm. On Monday, libraries, some eateries, the University bookstore and administrative offices were closed; university classes before noon were cancelled, while classes after noon were left to the discretion of individual professors. A city-wide parking ban was put in place at midnight Monday.

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Partial snow day met with mixed reviews

March 5, 2019 0 comments

The University cancelled all classes before noon and closed all administrative and academic offices on Monday in response to warnings of an intense and potentially hazardous winter storm that hit New England Sunday night.

English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

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English, Lit. Arts face high course demand

February 13, 2019 0 comments

During the first few days of shopping period, it’s not unusual to find students crammed into a small classroom, leaning against the walls and windows, sitting on the floor and even waiting in the hallway outside. In many cases, these students are shoppers trying to claim spots in an introductory writing course.

The UCS Vice President, who worked to develop pathways to address harm on campus, plans to continue collaborating with UCS.

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UCS Vice President to resign

February 6, 2019 0 comments

Camila Pelsinger ’20 plans to resign as vice president of the Undergraduate Council of Students with an email statement to the general body ahead of tonight’s UCS meeting. Mar Weiss ’20, chair of academic affairs, also plans to resign today.

In Sayles Hall, students talked to representatives from non-profit, education and public sectors at the Common Good Internship and Job Fair, organized by the Swearer Center and CareerLAB.

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CareerLAB hosts internship, job fair

January 31, 2019 0 comments

Students gathered in Sayles Hall Wednesday for the sixth annual Common Good Internship and Job Fair. Hosted by CareerLAB, the event aimed to connect students with employment and internship opportunities in the nonprofit, education and public service sectors.

The University has to pay $75 to the compost collecting facility for every contaminated compost bin, according to DeeAnn Guo’21, a member of SCRAP and an employee at the Office of Sustainability.

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University removes compost bins due to contamination concerns

January 31, 2019 1 comment

After returning from summer break, students noticed that some of their favorite dining halls were missing a previous staple: compost bins.

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UCS supports survivors of sexual violence

October 4, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held a workshop on how to have mindful conversations about sexual violence and support survivors in place of its usual Wednesday evening general body meeting.