Articles by Jessica Murphy (9)

Letters to the Editor

Letter: University needs to be more transparent about the Israel Fund

April 2, 2018 11 comments

The Wintersession course UNIV 1001: “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Contested Narratives” was offered in January 2017 to 12 students. It was presented as being funded by the Global Experiential Learning and Teaching grant, though in reality it was financed by a University initiative called the Israel Fund. As students who participated […]

Assistant secretary of state talks Latin America

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Assistant secretary of state talks Latin America

April 5, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Roberta Jacobson ’82 delivered a speech Monday about anti-corruption in the Western hemisphere.

ANTH 1310 takes a two pronged approach to the issue of homeless, discussing policy during its weekly meetings, and supplementing the classroom experience with community service work in downtown Providence.

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Anthropology course pushes students to serve community

March 14, 2016 3 comments

Each week, students taking the class ANTH 1301: “Anthropology of Homelessness”. complete coursework one might expect from a typical anthropology class.

The height of the Sciences Library makes it a perfect building for signaling young patients each night with light flashes from the fourteenth floor.

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Scili says goodnight to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

March 2, 2016 6 comments

Each night at 8:30 p.m., a security guard at the Sciences Library shines a light to say goodnight to children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence.

Andrew Foster, Seth Rockman and Charles Lee discussed questions of faith and morality and their intersection with the American dream.

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Veritas Forum talk explores meaning of American dream

February 11, 2016 1 comment

The Veritas Forum hosted a discussion-based event, titled “The American Dream?,” about morality, faith and the meaning of life Wednesday night.


Students campaign for ethnic studies in Providence

February 3, 2016 1 comment

Jan. 20, high school students protested outside of the Providence School Department for the inclusion of ethnic studies in public school curricula.

Nina Totenberg, award-winning National Public Radio legal affairs correspondent, visited campus Tuesday to discuss the development of the Supreme Court over the last 47 years.

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Totenberg compares Supreme Court’s past and present

October 28, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Nina Totenberg, award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, spoke Tuesday about her decades of reporting experience.

Arts & Culture

Poet speaks on science, the self

October 14, 2015 Comments are Disabled

“A poet doesn’t know where a metaphor that will do the necessary work will come from.”

Shireen Akram-Boshar ’16, Tim Ittner ’18, JoVaun Holmes ’17, Isabella Kres-Nash ’18, Sabiya Ahamed ’17 and Nico Sedivy ’17 visited the historically black Tougaloo College in Mississippi through Brown’s exchange program.

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Tougaloo student exchange connects campuses

October 7, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The Student Semester Exchange has grown from one or two students each semester to six or seven students each semester over the last few years.