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Alex is the managing editor and a senior who constantly has to fend off looks of pity when she tells people she hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. When she is not at the Herald office, you can usually find her inhaling coffee on Wickenden while attempting to finish the seemingly endless stack of readings for her history concentration.

Articles by Alex Skidmore (30)

Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants

University News

Poll shows college rankings widely used by applicants

November 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Nearly one-third of undergraduates indicated that college rankings were a strong factor in their decision to attend Brown in The Herald’s 2016 fall poll.

Jesse Shapiro explains his research quantifying the growing separation between liberal and conservative discourse from 1873 to 2009 as part of the Presidential Award Lecture Series.

University News

Professor talks polarizing political language

October 26, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Professor of Economics and recipient of the fall 2016 Presidential Faculty Award Jesse Shapiro delivered the Presidential Faculty Lecture Tuesday night.

Head of global policy development for Facebook, Matt Perault ’02, spoke on campus Wednesday about the company’s security and privacy policies.

University News

Alum talks privacy policy at Facebook

October 20, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Matt Perault ’02, head of the policy development team at Facebook, spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday.

Jagoda Marinić discussed xenophobia as a rising global phenomenon at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

University News

Marinić discusses refugee crisis, Trump

October 18, 2016 1 comment

Jagoda Marinić, a German author of short stories, plays, essays and novels, engaged in a “transatlantic conversation” on questions of immigration.

International students navigate need-aware policy

University News

International students navigate need-aware policy

October 3, 2016 1 comment

This fall, 33 out of 1,691 first-years stepped on campus with a relatively uncommon label: international students on University financial aid.

Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, argues for free speech at college campuses.

University News

Free speech debated for Constitution Day

September 16, 2016 8 comments

Greg Lukianoff and Stanley Fish explored the question: Should free speech be limited on college campuses?

Summer B-Lab concluded with a presentation of student ventures. Not all projects succeeded, but students appreciated the research opportunities.

University News

Entrepreneurship flourishes at second Summer B-Lab

September 8, 2016 1 comment

This summer, 38 students split into 16 teams flocked to the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts to participate in the Summer Breakthrough Lab.

Metro, University News

Workshop explores Brown’s relationship with Providence

April 13, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The workshop discussed the University’s history of institutional power in Providence and the power students who attend the University wield as a result.

University News

Med School sees discrepancy in ranking, selectivity

April 13, 2016 1 comment

In the U.S. News and World Report 2017 Best Medical Schools rankings, the Alpert Medical School kept its rank as the 35th-best research school.

France Córdova and Senator Jack Reed wear 3D glasses as they visit the YURT Ultimate Reality Theater during their tour of  research facilities.

University News

NSF director, Reed tour science facilities

April 11, 2016 Comments are Disabled

France Córdova, director of the National Science Foundation, and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, toured science facilities supported by NSF grants on Friday.

Multimedia by Alex Skidmore (40)