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Two student bands, along with 11 bands from across the Northeast, performed Saturday afternoon on Ruth J. Simmons Quadrangle. The second half of the festival was held in Sayles Hall until midnight.

Arts & Culture

Varied musical acts, vendors spice up folk festival

April 15, 2013 Comments are Disabled

In its fifth year, the Brown Folk Festival has become a popular venue for Northeastern bands.

Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage voiced their opinions to the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Herald file photo.


Senators hear testimony on same-sex marriage

March 22, 2013 2 comments

The committee is expected to vote on two legislative measures in the coming weeks.

Arts & Culture

Slavery Center presents first film of spring series

February 11, 2013 Comments are Disabled

The center hopes to initiate campus dialogue about slavery in the past and present.


Rep. seeks to pass term-limit legislation

January 29, 2013 Comments are Disabled

While unlikely to become law, resolution sparks discussion in General Assembly.


Journalist recounts 30 years in Saudi Arabia

December 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  Journalist Karen Elliott House spoke last night about her new book, “On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future,” in a lecture sponsored by the Watson Institute for International Studies and the Middle East studies department. 

University News

Med School names new psychiatry chair

November 30, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Steven Rasmussen ’74 MD’77 P’13 will be the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Alpert Medical School beginning Jan. 1, the University announced Monday. Rasmussen, who has been the interim chair of the department for three years, is widely considered a pioneer in the research and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

University News

City to lease parking spots for faculty, staff

November 13, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Providence will lease 250 parking spaces to the University beginning July 1, as part of a broader attempt by the city, the University and local businesses to increase the availability of parking on College Hill.

University News

U. ranks first for 2012 undergrad Fulbrights

November 7, 2012 Comments are Disabled

Brown ranked third among research universities in the number of Fulbright grants awarded this year, according to a report published Oct. 28 by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Twenty-seven recent alums from the classes of 2012 and 2011 and two graduate students received the scholarship out of Brown’s 85 applicants. Brown also had the highest number of undergraduate applicants this year – 25 total – to receive Fulbrights, beating out the University of Michigan and Harvard, which were ranked first and second in total grants awarded, respectively.

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Symposium confronts Taiwan Strait conflict

October 31, 2012 Comments are Disabled

  The eighth annual Strait Talk Symposium kicked off this weekend with four panels tackling various aspects of the Taiwan Strait conflict, including two new panels on cybersecurity and cross-Strait education. This week, delegates from the United States, China and Taiwan will participate in conflict resolution workshops and hammer out a consensus document with proposals for how the United States should handle the conflict.