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Taubman poll finds Trump, Clinton lead in R.I.

The Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy released two public opinion polls Feb. 25 about the 2016 Rhode Island presidential primaries, which will take place April 26. The polls found that Hillary Clinton holds a nine-point lead over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and Donald Trump leads the ...


Tisch '17: Why Brown needs a gynecologist

Like many people, I am not particularly fond of pelvic examinations. Even when performed with the utmost care, sensitivity and expertise, this essential examination can be a source of both anxiety and discomfort. I recently visited Health Services to deal with a nonurgent “female” issue. I was prompted ...


Financial aid awards increased for middle-income students

Beginning with the Class of 2019, families who earn roughly $100,000 to $200,000 per year will receive between $3,000 and $5,000 more per year in grants, said James Tilton, director of financial aid. The increased aid is a component of the $3 billion BrownTogether fundraising campaign, which will allocate ...


ACLU challenges student housing ordinance

The Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the City of Providence over a zoning law prohibiting more than three college students from living in a single-family home together, according to a Feb. 23 press release. The suit was filed on behalf of four Johnson and Wales ...


Student visa extension program in question

Neuroscience concentrator Pu-Ning Chiang ’16 is one of the 182 international students in her class year. Hailing from Taiwan, Chiang will rely on the Department of Homeland Security’s Optional Practical Training program to continue living in the United States legally following her graduation in ...


Brown allocates resources to deal with winter weather

Last week’s low temperatures and snowfall brought new challenges to Facilities Management and University Transportation. While the University closed Feb. 8 and students did not attend class, staff members and administrators came in to clear the snow and maintain University operations despite the cold. ...


Esemplare '18: Embrace the MOOC

Last week, Bernie Sanders, D-VT, won the New Hampshire Democratic primary, in no small part due to his attractiveness to young voters. According to CNN exit polls, Sanders received a staggering 83 percent of votes from those between the ages of 18 and 29. This sort of dominance cannot be traced back ...


Google finds growing number of recruits at Brown

On a break from coding during last weekend’s Hack@Brown event, students found themselves overwhelmed with free food, t-shirts and photo booth images paid for by a number of tech companies vying for students’ attention. Among the t-shirts decorated with the names of sponsoring companies and the slices ...


Jump in early admission lowers total acceptance rate

With the Class of 2020 admission cycle, the University’s early decision acceptance rate continued to climb, jumping to 22 percent from 18.5 percent for the Class of 2017. Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73 credits the higher acceptance rate to the deep pool of talent applying early to Brown. The quantity ...


Internship search difficult for international students

With the spring semester well underway, many students have embarked on the summer internship hunt — an endeavor that some international students might find “tricky,” said Sujay Natson ’16. A large factor that hinders international students is that they often “can’t get paid in the U.S.,” ...


Paxson releases final diversity, inclusion action plan

The University released a final draft of its diversity and inclusion action plan Monday. The plan sets aside $165 million — 5.5 percent of the $3 billion to be raised in BrownTogether, President Christina Paxson’s P’19 capital campaign — to bolster the representation of historically underrepresented ...


University to build temporary Brook St. parking lot

A commission under the Providence Department of Planning and Development recommended the Providence Zoning Board of Reviews issue a two-year special permit to replace seven residential structures with a temporary commercial parking lot on Brook Street. The University bought the seven buildings in July ...


New year brings changes to Thayer’s restaurant scene

Over the past month, Thayer Street eateries SnoTea Caffè and Skewers have closed, with SnoTea closed permanently. The Herald could not confirm that Skewers will not reopen, though the restaurant’s windows remain shrouded in brown paper. Neither restaurant has announced the reasons behind its decision. “We ...


Brown admits 22 percent of early applicants

Updated Dec. 10 at 9:15 p.m. The University admitted 22 percent of its early decision applicants to the class of 2020, marking the largest early decision class — 669 students — in recent years, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. “The pool is getting stronger,” Miller said. “We have ...

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