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B-Lab encourages, facilitates student entrepreneurship

Students and recent graduates looking to address problems — from simplifying the process of applying for citizenship to improving the modern sticky bra — found homes for their entrepreneurial ventures in the University’s Breakthrough Lab this summer. B-Lab, part of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center ...


Diane Guerrero talks immigration, identity

Salomon Center erupted into overwhelming applause as Diane Guerrero stepped on stage. The acclaimed actress and activist addressed the audience in a talk sponsored by the Brown Lecture Board Tuesday evening, delivering a speech that elicited a palpable sense of excited emotion from the crowd. “It ...


Wendy Davis talks abortion rights, value of empathy

State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-TX, began her speech at a reproductive justice event Saturday afternoon with an impassioned message about personal stories and the “power of empathy” to break down political barriers. Following her own advice, Davis, who first came to national attention in 2013 for her ...


Holocaust survivor discusses life story in Nazi Germany

At 94 years old, Esther Adler stepped out from behind a podium that was almost as tall as she was to speak at Brown-RISD Hillel Sunday night. The first thing she said to an almost entirely filled room was that she doesn’t really like to refer to herself as a survivor of the Holocaust. “Until some ...


Conservative economist talks polarization

President of prominent right-wing thinktank the American Enterprise Institute and New York Times columnist Arthur Brooks spoke about uniting Americans in polarized times before a group of students, faculty and members of the Providence community Tuesday evening in Pembroke Hall. His talk, entitled “Bringing ...


Jeb Bush to speak as Ogden lecturer April 25

Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, will speak at the University April 25 as the Ogden Memorial lecturer. After Bush delivers a speech entitled “Leadership in a Changing World,” President Christina Paxson P’19 will moderate an audience question-and-answer session, according to a University press ...


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 ...

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Art history scholar discusses photography’s beginnings

“Photography was not born a mass medium. It had to be converted into one through creative work on its technologies, as well as its formats, production, distribution processes, marketing and more.” Those words were spoken in the List Art Center yesterday by award-winning author and scholar Michael ...


Students lobby for housing legislation

University students lobbied for a bill designed to eliminate housing discrimination against homeless individuals  Tuesday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House. House Bill No. 7528, entitled “An Act Relating to Property — Fair Housing Practices,” was introduced to the House Committee on Judiciary ...


Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism. But after a brief stint in academia, a transformative trip to apartheid South Africa launched a career that would take her to the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and ...


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 ...


Students gather to discuss racist pamphlets

Rainy weather did not stop a group of students and local community members from gathering at the intersection of George and Brook streets Sunday evening to speak out against the racist posters and pamphlets that were disseminated throughout the University’s campus and other areas in Providence last ...


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, ...

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Faculty members seek to improve relations with staff

At the first faculty meeting of the spring semester, faculty members discussed ways to improve relationships between faculty and staff at the University. The discussion was planned in response to data from a staff climate survey conducted in spring 2016, which found that only 52 percent of staff agreed ...

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