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Cross-registration gives new perspectives

The proximity of Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design has long been a selling point for both schools. In the early stages of applying to Brown, prospective students are frequently reminded of the possibility of taking classes at both schools. In fact, RISD's website boasts that students can take ...


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Off the Hill, students find role teaching

For some Brown students, classroom time extends beyond College Hill. This isn't just the typical educational experience –– it involves teaching younger peers in places like Olneyville and Providence's West End. In these classrooms, it's all about students teaching students.


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For student-parents, it's hardly child's play

It's that time of the year again: midterms, thousands of pages of reading and a six-hour presentation all due in the next few days. Though the workload seems impossible no matter how many times we face it, everything generally gets done with a little bit of sacrifice — think sleep and free time. ...


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Behind the balance sheet: an inside look at BDS

While all undergraduates depend on it at some point during their time here, Brown Dining Services is little understood by the student body. BDS is always a topic of conversation — students can be overheard raving about a new muffin flavor at the Blue Room, comparing menus at the Sharpe Refectory and ...


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Pawtucket's The Met fills a void in local arts community

Hipsters, aging hippies, parents with children, young, old and the young at heart all walk up and down aisles of long tables filled with an assortment of treasures as both live bands and classic rock records play in the background. It is the Rock-N-Roll Yard Sale, a record sale and music festival wrapped ...


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For Nelson '86, the 'Grass' is greener after Brown

In Tim Blake Nelson's '86 recent film, "Leaves of Grass," a Brown professor is tricked into returning to his hometown in Oklahoma, where his identical twin brother involves him in a world of drug commerce and redneck criminals. Nelson wrote, directed, helped produce and has a supporting role in "Leaves ...


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Innovative local bakery supplies Blue Room with popular treats

LaSalle Bakery sits on the corner of River and Admiral Streets in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Providence. Its orange walls match the Halloween decorations of spiders, ghosts and pumpkins hanging from its ceiling. Upon entering the bakery, customers are drawn to the boards that read "European Croissants, ...


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Undocumented students protest status

When Christian '11 fell sick as a child, he almost never went to the doctor. When his classmates got their pictures taken for their driver's license, he sat on a bench and watched. When guidance counselors began discussing colleges, he feared he wouldn't even be able to apply and envisioned his job ...


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Love, factually

At Brown, students tackle tough questions every day: They wrestle with organic chemistry, untangle streams of consciousness in Faulkner and talk — openly and unflinchingly — about love.


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Alums, undergrads advise college-bound R.I. students

For many high school students in Rhode Island, going to college seems like a long-lost dream, an unfeasible future. But the National College Advising Corps at Brown aims to make this "mission impossible" possible with the work of undergraduates and recent graduates who serve as college guides in local ...


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Veteran students look for support

In the few years leading up to the momentous ice-cream social and other equally memorable orientation festivities, many Brown students are caught up in an over-scheduled world of sports, theater, standardized exams and, of course, the usual high school drama. For Staff Sergeant Chaney Harrison '11, ...


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RISD designers honored at NYC Fashion Week

The searing yellow and bright blue of the fabric jolted viewers awake as the lights went up and New York City Fashion Week began for 22 hopeful Rhode Island School of Design students. The students were competing for Elle Magazine's Fashion Next Award at Lincoln Center Sept. 9.


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More than a vacation: three undergrad summers

Whether interning or researching, spending their time in the U.S. or abroad, many Brown students took their passion out of the classroom and into the world this summer. The Herald took a look at the summers of three different undergrads — each a part of the wide spectrum of experiences of student ...


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Summer program goes global

Stepping onto Wriston Quadrangle, where many Summer@Brown students choose to relax, a visitor is likely to hear strains of Italian, shouts of Turkish and murmurs of Mandarin mingling with the chatter of English.The diverse course selection and pre-college programs that Brown offers not only attract ...






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