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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 ...

Coalition demands U. act on BDS conditions

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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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The University’s record endowment growth for Fiscal Year 2021 — which generated a 51.5% return and brought the overall endowment to $6.9 billion  — reflects endowment growth nationwide.


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The University launched its new Engaged Scholarship Certificate for students to declare beginning this semester, according to the website of the Swearer Center for Public Service. 


Bendicksen ’22: Ditch the Hospital Merger, Brown

The University is planning to sink at least $125 million over five years into a hospital mega-merger that, if approved, would effectively monopolize inpatient care in Rhode Island. It’s a huge deal that could have serious consequences for the cost and quality of health care in the state. So why isn’t ...




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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. 



E-bikes back in Providence: an early look at the Spin program

The City of Providence saw in June the return of an electric bike rental program, this time operated by the electric bike- and scooter-sharing company Spin. The orange bikes have become an increasingly common sight around College Hill, but the Spin program, which aimed to put 400 bikes on Providence ...


What drives Lotus Pepper: College Hill’s Vietnamese food truck

Around lunchtime on Waterman Street on any given weekday, a cluster of students crowd the sidewalk, all of them awaiting the same thing: a meal from the Lotus Pepper food truck. Since 2013, the family-run eatery on wheels has been bringing Vietnamese home cooking to Providence’s East Side. 


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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. 


XC’s Griffin McCauley ’22 takes fifth at New England Championships

Cross country runner Griffin McCauley ’22 took fifth place in the New England XC Championships last Saturday in Boston. He finished the eight-kilometer race with a time of 24:57.4, narrowly beating out teammate Miles Mullins ’25, who had a time of 24:58.9. McCauley and Mullins placed fifth and sixth, ...






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