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The University plans to renovate the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall next summer and recently purchased $300,000 in new equipment for dining halls, Vice President of Dining Services George Barboza wrote in a Friday op-ed for The Herald. 

Brown responds to dining hall claims, announces V-Dub renovations

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The University plans to renovate the Verney-Woolley Dining Hall next summer and recently purchased $300,000 in new equipment for dining halls, Vice President of Dining Services George Barboza wrote in a Friday op-ed for The Herald. 



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University researchers received a $4.9 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in protecting the nursing home population.


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The University sold Hoppin House, a mansion located on Benefit Street which sits on the National Register of Historic Places, for $2 million on Sept. 30, according to the Real Estate and Auxiliary Housing Office. 


McGough ’23: To get transit rolling, get rid of cars

Only a few American cities sport a metro system worth writing home about. Any outsider who has ridden the train to get around Chicago, Boston or Washington, D.C. will attest that the experience is charming, somehow evocative of both a rustic yesteryear before cars and a soon-attainable urban future. ...




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Sylvia Carey-Butler reflects on new position

On June 24, the University announced the appointment of Dr. Sylvia R. Carey-Butler for the position of Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, The Herald previously reported. The University’s announcement stated that her position would include leading the Office of Institutional Equity ...



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‘Succession’ cynically returns for third season

This past Sunday, the critically acclaimed HBO series “Succession” returned after two years for a third season. The show, if anything, has only increased its monopoly on current television discourse since quarantine. Following its red-carpet premiere on Oct. 12, as if it were a blockbuster movie, ...


UCS discusses supporting Dining Services workers

The Undergraduate Council of Students shared updates from Vice President of Dining Programs George Barboza about understaffing in University dining halls and discussed how the student body can support Dining Services workers at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.


Associate Dean for Medical Education to step down

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education Allan Tunkel will step down from his position May 22, 2022 after 8 years at the University, according to an email announcement made by Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack Elias. 


Coalition demands U. act on BDS conditions

A coalition of 18 student groups on campus urged the University administration to increase wages for Brown Dining Services workers and invest in hiring and new equipment, in a statement released Oct. 12. The coalition was formed in response to Herald reporting on understaffing and equipment shortages ...


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Men’s basketball team returns to the court for 2021-22 season

The men’s basketball team has not stepped on the court for official competition since March 7, 2020. They will finally return in just over two weeks to compete for their first Ivy League men’s basketball tournament bid. On Nov. 9, the team is set to host Salve Regina University to tip off the 2021-22 ...


Women’s soccer defeats No. 16 Harvard in 1-0 thriller

In a nail-biting game between two Ivy League powerhouses, the women’s soccer team (9-3, 4-0 Ivy) defeated nationally-ranked No. 16 Harvard (9-1-1, 3-1 Ivy) Saturday in Cambridge in a tightly-contested 1-0 match. The victory makes the Bears the only Ivy League team still undefeated in conference play ...


Football comes up short against Princeton

After picking up its first win of the season against Colgate University last week, the football team (1-4, 0-2 Ivy) fell 56-42 to No. 20-ranked Princeton (5-0, 2-0) in an offensive shootout at Brown Stadium Saturday. Princeton had allowed just 32 total points to its opponents this year before the Bears ...


Scooter culture zips ahead among athletes

Walk behind the Olney-Margolies Athletics Center, and you’ll find a sea of motorized scooters — orange, rentable Spin scooters stand ready to be unlocked by a phone, while U-locks secure privately-owned matte gray and jet black scooters to a bike rack. 






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