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Hattie is a Senior Editor at The Herald, where she previously served as a University News Editor, Science & Research Editor, and senior staff writer covering the Schools of Public Health, Engineering and Medicine. She is a junior concentrating in cognitive neuroscience. When Hattie wants to procrastinate, she enjoys making decorations out of pretty paper and trying to hype up her suitemates about arts and crafts. She also spends a lot of time obsessing over freeze-dried apple slices and pretending to be able to sing.

Articles by Hattie Xu (38)

Nascent club hosts first DataFest

University News

Nascent club hosts first DataFest

April 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled

After being presented with data, competitors at Brown’s first DataFest were afforded just a day and a half to extrapolate something meaningful from them.

Alum helps improve education access in South Africa

University News

Alum helps improve education access in South Africa

April 25, 2016 Comments are Disabled

This winter, Victoria Leonard ’15 worked in South Africa as part of a medical mission for the nonprofit organization Universal Promise.


With GELT grants, students learn by immersion

April 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

In just a few weeks, 12 students will be standing in the middle of a Greek colonial site — Empúries — founded in 575 B.C. in Spain, examining artifacts.

Interdisciplinary, design-based architecture concentration established

Illustrations, University News

Interdisciplinary, design-based architecture concentration established

March 23, 2016 Comments are Disabled

For students still undecided on a concentration, there is now a new option to consider: architecture.

Emmanuel Schanzer, founder of the Bootstrap program, leads a workshop with young students hoping to learn more about computer science. The Bootstrap program is part of a state initiative to bring opportunities in computer science to all students attending public schools in Rhode Island.

University News

Bootstrap curricula to be part of CS4RI initiative

March 18, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Earlier this month, Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled the Computer Science for Rhode Island Initiative.

Laura Dobler has previously worked with underrepresented minorities in her role as the Learning Resources Center Manager at Strayer University.

University News

New hire to oversee CS diversity programs

March 9, 2016 1 comment

Dobler will work with student advocates in the department’s diversity committee and will be a resource to the CS community on issues related to diversity.

Science & Research

Study finds correlation between mindfulness, glucose levels

March 4, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Researchers at the School of Public Health have found a correlation between mindfulness and plasma glucose levels.

Arts & Culture

Paul LaFarge presents upcoming book

February 18, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Facing an intimate audience of about 30 students, alumni and fellow novelists, author Paul LaFarge gave a talk on H. P. Lovecraft and R. H. Barlow’s lives.

Shriram Krishnamurthi, professor of computer science, collaborated on Bootstrap, an innovative curriculum that blends algebra with CS.

Science & Research

Bootstrap brings coding, math to middle schools

February 15, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Ten thousand middle school students in 17 states are now designing video games while solving algebra problems thanks to Bootstrap.

A student tests out a protoype developed during the third annual Hack@Brown event. The event aimed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

University News

Students, mentors gather for coding weekend

February 8, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Over 450 students from across the world filed into Sayles Hall Saturday, awaiting the opening ceremony of the third annual Hack@Brown.

Multimedia by Hattie Xu (17)