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Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ou Chen and Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emilia Huerta-Sanchez will each receive a $75,000 grant to advance their research over a two-year period. They are two of 126 recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship this year.

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Two Brown assistant professors receive $75,000 grant for up-and-coming research

March 6, 2020 1 comment

Two University assistant professors received one of the most prestigious awards for an early-career researcher in science, mathematics or economics when they were named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows last month.

The renovations, which took 18 months, added faculty offices, classrooms and accessibility to Sharpe House.

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Completed Sharpe House renovations unify History department

February 14, 2020 0 comments

After 18 months of renovations, Sharpe House reopened its doors to history professors and students alike last January. Newly connected to Peter Green House on Brown Street via a glass bridge on the second and third floors and an open-air loggia on the ground floor, Sharpe House now boasts an elevator.

The Watson Institute announced the new IAPA concentration last spring to mixed student reactions. The three-track concentration is now available to current students in the 2019-20 academic year.

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Watson implements new IAPA concentration

December 2, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has begun developing its new concentration in International and Public Affairs.

Following student activism in the 1970s, the University severed ties with the Naval and Air Force ROTC programs. The programs’ reestablishment has been met with slow growth and transportation challenges, which the University hopes to address with increased resources and support.

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University ROTC cadets navigate reestablished program

November 13, 2019 0 comments

When he arrived on campus, Ben Chiacchia ’20 was the first midshipman in the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Brown since 1971.

President Christina Paxson P’19 announced policy changes that the University hopes will attract more veterans to campus during the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon.

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University to make veteran admission need-blind

November 12, 2019 0 comments

The University will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for all undergraduate veterans and make applications need-blind for prospective student veterans, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon.

Student veterans discuss navigating campus

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Student veterans discuss navigating campus

November 11, 2019 0 comments

In July 2018, Katie Yetter ’22 was stationed in Japan, working as an aircraft mechanic for the United States Marine Corps. One month later, Yetter began her first semester at Brown.

Morse was elected mayor of Holyoke, MA at the age of 22 — the youngest mayor in the city’s history.

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Alex Morse ’11 challenges 30-year incumbent in Congress

October 9, 2019 0 comments

At age 22, Alex Morse ’11 was elected the youngest mayor of Holyoke, MA, just months after graduating from the University. Now, Morse has his sights set on a new office: the U.S. House of Representatives.

Dozens of students filed into a room in Friedman Hall Wednesday night for an “Introduction to Gun Violence Prevention” event co-hosted by three on-campus organizations.

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Grassroots activists, politicians talk gun violence

September 26, 2019 1 comment

In 2015, artist Scott Lapham walked into a sporting store in Rhode Island to take a 20-question true-or-false test that “any 10 year old could study for,” he said. One week and $400 later, he walked out with an AR-15.

Jo’s shakes it up with salad, market changes

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Jo’s shakes it up with salad, market changes

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Students returned to Josiah’s this semester to find unchopped salads, a soup station and a row of vending machines in place of Little Jo’s.

Students were dissatisfied when placed in converted lounges and kitchens during the summer housing assignments. Some were later granted off campus permission or placed into standard dorm rooms.

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Students face challenges in summer assignment process

September 4, 2019 1 comment

Daphne Li-Chen ’21 opened her summer assignment email in August to find she was placed in a triple in Vartan Gregorian Quad apart from her requested roommate, and only later did she discover that her assigned bedroom was formerly a communal kitchen.