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Melissa Cruz is currently a senior reporter at the Brown Daily Herald. A senior concentrating in Nonfiction English and Political Science, she enjoys reading books, watching anything crime/mystery and drinking copious amounts of green tea. Born and raised in Texas, Melissa can be found sitting in Blue State and/or cursing the cold.

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University News

Panel surveys Providence homelessness crisis

November 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Outreach workers examined issues that homeless people in Providence struggle with on a daily basis at a panel Wednesday night.


Panelists discuss context of Syrian refugee crisis

November 4, 2015 Comments are Disabled

“We are an immigrant-resistant country despite the fact that we are a nation of immigrants.”

At the fourth annual education summit, hosted at the State House Tuesday, panelists discussed the importance of closing the achievement gap.


Summit examines future of R.I. education

October 28, 2015 1 comment

R.I. senators hosted “The Equitable Delivery of a 21st Century Education: Closing the Achievement Gap” in the State House Tuesday.

Steve Cowell ’72 helped found the Brown Association for Cooperative Housing in 1970 as part of a Group Independent Study — a recently introduced curricular option after the 1969 adoption of the open curriculum. Members of BACH were expected to pay their own rents and share community meals.


Alums talk campus change, 1970s activist culture at co-op reunion

October 27, 2015 Comments are Disabled

Alums from as far back as the 1970s gathered on College Hill for the Brown Association for Cooperative Housing’s 45th reunion Saturday.

Students gather in the Petteruti Lounge for a Minority Peer Counselor workshop led by MPCs Angelica Johnsen ’18, Timmy Jeng ’18, Kylen Soriano ‘18, Justin Willis ‘18 and Amani Hayes-Messinger ’18.

University News

MPCs discuss heterosexism in workshop

October 21, 2015 3 comments

Though same-sex marriage became legal nationwide in June, LGBTQ individuals still face a multitude of challenges including discrimination and violence.

University News

BUCC to examine data before Hilton boycott decision

October 16, 2015 Comments are Disabled

The Brown University Community Council will discuss the possibility of an official boycott of the Hilton Providence at its next meeting Oct. 27.