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Park offers respite, romance and exotic animals

Featuring paths weaving through gardens, an award-winning zoo and historical structures such as the Temple to Music and an antique-style Bandstand, Roger Williams Park makes for a leisurely, whimsical day off of College Hill. A 15-minute drive from campus, the park is a 435-acre complex nestled in South ...


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Sports

What happens when athletes quit

Correction appended. Recruited athletes at Brown have a choice - since the University does not offer athletic scholarships, athletes can relinquish their commitment to their sport without affecting their financial aid, just like students participating in any other extracurricular activity. But this ...


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Sports fans on campus, but not in the stands

Across the country, the phrase "college sports" conjures images of parking lots full of tailgaters as far as the eye can see and waves of students dressed in the same color screaming as a member of the opposing team lines up for a foul shot. Brown students are generally an athletic bunch that rally ...


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Alex Morse '11: 100 days as mayor of Holyoke

Less than five years after graduating from high school, Alex Morse '11 again set foot in Holyoke High School Jan. 3 to start a very different chapter in his life. His campaign's "I Love Holyoke" button pinned to his suit, the recently elected mayor faced a crowd of supporters to give his inaugural address. ...


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Students pursue fun off the beaten track

Making fresh mozzarella with a married couple may seem like an odd pastime for college students. But the undertaking - along with building bikes and joining artistic communities - is only one of many ventures students looking for a break from College Hill have embraced. Providence provides a multitude ...


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Ratty gourmet: U. chefs teach secrets of the kitchen

Something's cooking in the Sharpe Refectory, and it's not dinner. A group of 20 lucky undergraduates - randomly selected from a pool of about 90 ­­- are participating in a series of cooking classes taught by several of Brown's chefs. For the cost of three meal credits, these students receive hands-on ...


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University News

Students revive century-old synagogue

For the past six years, the old Temple Beth-El Synagogue has stood empty, with its windows boarded up and grass uncut. But today, new flowers are blooming in its backyard and its windows now sport murals featuring rainbows, outstretched hands and the sun. Students from Brown, the Rhode Island School ...


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Tougaloo trip studies civil rights at its source

When seven students visited Tougaloo College in Mississippi over spring break to do first-hand research on the American civil rights movement, they were faced with more than just primary source documents. They also experienced life on Tougaloo's campus, visited museums documenting the movement and participated ...


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U. offers alternative ways to spend spring break

While spring break means sunshine and beach resorts for some students, others use the vacation for academic, service and cultural pursuits. Groups of students headed out to both national and international destinations last week, helping local communities or learning more about their chosen academic ...


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Performances illuminate LGBTQ life in R.I.

Before coming to the University of Rhode Island, Portia Burnette was accustomed to two reactions to homosexuality: aversion or disdain. Members of the URI and greater Rhode Island community combated these attitudes in a presentation at URI Tuesday.






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