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Articles by Frances Chen (16)

University News

Students petition to divest from fossil fuels

December 5, 2014 0 comments

Fossil Free Brown has launched a petition to divest the University’s endowment from the top 200 global fossil fuel companies.


Museum to examine role of church in slavery

December 4, 2014 1 comment

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island recently approved a plan to open a museum to examine the Episcopal Church’s role in slavery in northern states

Science & Research

Language linked to gender inequality, research suggests

October 27, 2014 4 comments

Countries where citizens speak gendered languages — in which nouns are masculine or feminine — display a higher rate of gender inequality.

Researchers found that plants growing in more genetically diverse areas are more likely to be invasive.

Science & Research

Researchers revisit Darwin’s untested theories on invasive species

October 15, 2014 0 comments

Plants from more genetically diverse regions are more likely to become invasive species in new environments.

University News

Code of conduct review slated for spring

October 7, 2014 1 comment

The University is preparing for its regular review of the Code of Student Conduct next semester in the context of a sharp increase in code violations.

University News

Hispanic studies sees declining enrollments

September 26, 2014 0 comments

Undergraduate enrollment in Hispanic studies courses has declined almost every year for the last decade.