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Engaged and underaged: Brown students find love early

Time passes in full moons for Dylan Felt ’16 when he is away from his fiancee. There was a full moon on their first camping trip together, and it was a blue moon when he proposed. So when his fiancee Danie left for Chile and Argentina for seven months, the two opted to mark the time by friendlier ...


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PRIME tailors business education to science graduates

Sayles Hall and Barus and Holley may be mere blocks from one another, but the buildings’ departments — business and engineering, respectively — can seem worlds apart. The Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, a fifth-year master's degree program on campus  is intended to bridging ...


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The extra mile: Undergrads consider long-distance love

Though activities such as SexPowerGod may make Brown infamous for activities conducive to a hookup culture, a subset of students maintain love from afar.   So close, yet so far Anastasia Gorodilova ’16 said she didn’t expect to leave Barcelona with an Australian boyfriend this summer. “It’s ...


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College debt weighs on students, sparking national action

Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country, around a dozen colleges call it home, and more than two-thirds of the state’s students will graduate with debt, according to a 2012 study by the Project for Student Debt. The schools’ financial aid policies vary widely, but their students ...


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In undergrad clubs, grad students find community

Around campus he is normally called Jon — just Jon. But on Monday and Wednesday nights in Steinert Practice Center, he becomes “grad student Jon” or “GSJ.” The University Chorus lovingly gave Jon Estrada GS this nickname after too many Jons joined the bass section of the chorus and choral ...


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For thrillseekers, campus buildings a concrete jungle

Robyn Sundlee ’16 scaled a fire escape, clambered over a grate, hauled herself on a railing and swung over an abyss — all to watch the stars fall. It was early spring. A meteor shower had hit Providence, and she wanted the best possible view. The clamor of traffic, din of drunks and warbling of ...


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Author of first readings assignment speaks on courage

A Swiss police commander, a gutsy financial adviser, a Serbian civilian who lies to save lives and an Israeli solider are four individuals all incoming first-years became acquainted with this summer as part of the first readings assignment, “Beautiful Souls.” Students had the opportunity to make ...


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Activists promote divestment throughout U.’s history

After a year of petitions, rallies and protests to divest Brown’s endowment from the nation’s 15 largest coal companies, President Christina Paxson acknowledged the movement last May but deferred any decision. On a campus known for its political activism, this most recent movement is only one in ...


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Priorities of U. fund designed for city education shift

Though College Hill houses a number of classes, Brown’s connection to education extends far beyond the confines of campus. From tutoring programs to endowed funds, the University holds  long-standing ties to students across Providence. One such project, the Fund for the Education of the Children ...


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Pranksters abound in U. history

Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, was completely taken aback when he arrived at his ENGN 0900: “Managerial Decision Making” class in spring 1977 to find every student wearing a t-shirt with his face on it, he said. The class gave him a standing ovation lasting more than two minutes, ...


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Summer camp engages teens from countries in conflict

Every summer, about 300 teens between 14 and 16 years old from global regions plagued by conflict arrive on the shores of a secluded Maine lake. For three weeks, these students participate in a camp run by Seeds of Peace, a nonprofit organization which seeks to create lasting peace through open discussions. ...


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Double ‘Jeopardy!’: Alum wins $32,600 on game show

David Brown ’12 has always had an affinity for trivia. This past July, he shared it with America during a three-day appearance on “Jeopardy!”. Brown netted  $32,600 on the popular evening game show.   Young talent Brown “always had a phenomenal memory for trivia,” said his mother ...


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Brown CubeSat team shoots for the stars with microsatellite

By 2015, Brown students may have made a mark on space. “Space has suffered from being something that’s only interesting to space geeks,” said Rick Fleeter ’76 PhD ’81, adjunct associate professor in the School of Engineering. A group of students is aiming to change that by building a micro-satellite ...


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Joslin Award recipients represent an array of leaders

At the end of each year, the Joslin Awards recognize seniors who have not only enhanced their personal experience at Brown but also the quality of the community through their leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. All members of the Brown community, including peers and alums, can ...


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U. to erect new statue by Fitness Center

Students walk past them more times than they probably care to notice. The statues decorating Brown’s campus are landmarks of the University, mentioned on campus tours and representative as lasting symbols of some of the University’s core values. Marcus Aurelius looks over the Ruth Simmons Quadrangle, ...






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