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Gorbea talks online voter registration law

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joined the Brown Democrats Tuesday for a forum on the new Rhode Island legislation that allows voters to register to vote or update their information online. Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the bill March 30, according to a press release. As a result of the new ...


Student groups grant Nguyen ’17 wide support

Viet Nguyen ’17 won a commanding victory in the endorsements campaign for Undergraduate Council of Students president, capturing the support of 32 student groups in his bid to lead UCS for the 2016-2017 academic year. Among the groups pledging support for Nguyen were 1vyG: the Inter-Ivy First Generation ...


Enrollment for non-concentrator CS courses soars

One in five current undergraduate students will have taken a computer science course before graduation, said Ugur Cetintemel, professor of computer science and chair of the department. While enrollment in CS classes has seen record growth in recent years, many students end up in classes intended for ...


Sex Week 2016 focuses on intersection of sex, technology

Sex Week 2016: Generation Se(X), a week consisting of over 20 workshops devoted to sexual health education and empowerment, wraps up today, ending this year’s technology-themed installment of the annual series. The program, put on by the Sexual Health Education and Empowerment Council, focuses on ...


UCS, UFB announce candidates for executive positions

Kevin Garcia ’18, Zachary Nelkin ’17 and Viet Nguyen ’17 will contest the election for President of the Undergraduate Council of Students next week. Tim Ittner ’18 will run unopposed for the position of vice president. Jordan Ferguson ’17 and Adwa Habtu ’17 will run unopposed for Chair ...


Brown admits 2,250 from largest-ever applicant pool

The University accepted 2,250 applicants for the Class of 2020 through regular decision Thursday, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. This year’s application cycle saw a regular decision rate of about 7 percent and an overall admission rate of about 9 percent, Miller said. The overall admission ...


Brown grads among most likely to pursue nonprofit work

Brown graduates enter the nonprofit sector at higher rates than graduates from peer institutions, according to data from the CareerLAB. Twenty-nine percent of 2015 graduates entering the workforce joined the nonprofit sector upon leaving Brown, and another 5 percent entered positions in government and ...


Student robbed at knifepoint on Meeting

A student was assaulted and robbed March 21 while walking on Meeting Street between Prospect Street and Brown Street, according to a campus-wide email Monday from the Department of Public Safety. At around 8:45 p.m., the victim was approached by an unidentified male who demanded the student’s wallet ...


UWC shapes international admission

The University boasts the second largest number of international students who have attended a United World College high school among all U.S. colleges, wrote Rebecca Zuck, senior development associate, in an email to The Herald. Founded in 1962 to bring together young people from different sides of ...


City Council votes to memorialize slave trade

The Providence City Council voted unanimously March 3 to support efforts to memorialize victims of the transatlantic slave trade and their descendants. The resolution formalizes the council’s support of the work being done by the Rhode Island branch of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers ...


U. among top Fulbright scholar producers

Eighteen of Brown’s 96 Fulbright scholarship applicants received the award for the 2015-2016 application cycle, placing the University among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Offering grants in over 140 countries, the U.S. government-sponsored ...


Brown records largest applicant pool in history

A total of 32,280 students applied for admission to the University for the Class of 2020, according to data sent to The Herald by Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. This is the highest number of applications in the University’s history, Miller wrote in an email to The Herald. The data encompasses ...


Library curates journal availability as prices rise

Researchers at some universities have become dependent on illegal sources for journal articles because of how expensive subscriptions have become, Heather Joseph, an advocate for legal open access, told National Public Radio last month.  “When there is a journal article I need but Brown does not ...


Politicians, colleges aim to reduce student debt

The Corporation authorized a 4.1 percent tuition hike for the 2016-2017 academic year last month. This increase is consistent with past years — after a 4.4 percent increase for the current academic year and a 3.8 percent increase for the previous year — as the cost of higher education continues ...


Departments sort through thousands of PhD apps

While all applicants to the University’s undergraduate program can expect regular decisions to be released online March 31, the University’s 51 departments with doctoral programs review and select applications in varied ways behind the scenes. For fall 2016 admission, the Graduate School received ...


Rhode Island fails to guarantee abortion access, affordability

NARAL Pro-Choice America — a national reproductive rights advocacy group — awarded Rhode Island an F in January in its annual scorecard of states’ reproductive freedom. The ranking puts Rhode Island in the same company as Texas and South Carolina. Rhode Island had received a D+ grade the previous ...

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