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Joukowsky Forum addresses U.S. Senate partisanship

Ira Shapiro, president of Ira Shapiro Global Strategies LLC, discussed the state of the U.S. Senate at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday. The panel, which featured Shapiro, University faculty and a guest from the American Enterprise Institute, ...


Womxn’s series promotes inclusivity

Throughout March and April, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center will host the 2018 Womxn’s History Series, “Remixing Storytelling: Gender, Media and Creative Expression,” which seeks to welcome marginalized identities and “amplify voices that haven’t been heard on campus,” said Giselle Flores ...


Changes recommended to student employment practices

A student employment working group recommended several changes to University student employment practices at the Brown University Community Council’s first meeting of the semester yesterday. The group suggested that the University increase the number of community service jobs available through federal ...

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Alok Vaid-Menon delivers intimate performance

The LGBTQ Center brought poet and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon to Rites and Reasons Theatre last Friday for an event in the Queer Legacy Series. Featured on various media platforms such as HBO and the New York Times, Vaid-Menon is internationally renowned for their unique voice as well as their ...


University researchers discuss opioid crisis

The Brown Medical Association held a panel to discuss how to better train doctors and medical professionals to prevent opioid addiction and treat those suffering from the epidemic Thursday night at the Alpert Medical School. Though the general focus is on the illicit overseas production of fetanyl, ...


Panel talks Asian, Asian American identity

Panelists discussed the implications of the invisibility of Asian and Asian American men for mental health and well-being at an event Tuesday. “We really wanted to address identity as a salient factor … in wellness,” said Aleta Bok Johnson, a coordinator of the event and a CAPS staff member. Identity ...

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StorySlam features seven diverse, captivating tales

When Emerson Wells ’18 picked a turtle off the street one Fourth of July weekend several summers ago, he knew little of the turtle’s true potential. It was not until his family entered him into the town’s local turtle race that it became clear that this turtle was exceptional. This story and six ...


Panelists discuss working with sound

“I had a bad experience (that is) haunting me,” said Torey Malatia in his opening remarks Monday, Oct. 23 at the “Sound Ideas: Close Listening, Podcasting, and The New Radio” event, which was co-sponsored by the Brown Arts Initiative and Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship. Malatia ...


Dean of Harvard Kennedy School discusses economic inequality

Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, discussed economic inequality in a lecture titled  “Make America Fair Again,” sponsored by the economics department as part of its  “Economics in the Real World” lecture series. Elmendorf — who served as the director ...

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‘Gigs on the Grass’ promotes homegrown student music

Droves of students convened on Wriston Quadrangle for Saturday’s “Gigs on the Grass” music festival, the second iteration of the University’s exclusively student-centered music festival. Flanked by Wriston’s Georgian architecture and enveloped by the co-mingling scents of Narragansett beer ...


Festival-goers tour historical sites around Providence

As they walked into the hidden church dome, the visitors could spot some of the names inscribed on the wall, some dating back to the early 18th century. “Providence is amazing in the richness of its architecture,” said Matthew Hird, the church’s steward. This tour of the Beneficent Congregational ...


Israeli historian talks Palestinian refugee crisis

Israeli historian Benny Morris addressed a packed room at the Joukowsky Forum Wednesday as part of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ new Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series. The Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series is the brainchild of Professor of History ...


Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

“Don’t give up and don’t be resigned” in the fight against climate change, said Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in his Distinguished Speakers Series lecture Wednesday. The fight against climate change should not be viewed as a burden but as an opportunity, Stern said, ...


Political science professors contextualize global populism

The University cannot stop talking about President Trump. On Wednesday, Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller and Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs Ashutosh Varshney dissected the rise of Trump within the context of national and global populist movements in their ...


Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

Angela Davis, author, educator and lifetime activist captivated at least 600 students, faculty and community members Friday evening with a discussion on prison reform, race relations and gender equality. Through her impassioned lecture, Davis shed brilliance on topics ranging from Black Lives Matter ...

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