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Over 10 percent of students have been cheated on, poll reveals

Approximately 8 percent of undergraduates have cheated on a significant other, and about 13 percent have been cheated on by a significant other, according to a poll conducted by The Herald last month. Keiner Oliveira ’19, who has been cheated on, said he believes students who cheat on their significant ...


Poll finds students attend class under the influence

While many think of alcohol and marijuana as confined to parties and dorm rooms, these substances also stage an appearance in the classroom. Approximately 15 percent of Brown students have attended class under the influence of a substance, according to a poll conducted by The Herald last month. About ...


Concerns remain after R.I. HPV vaccination mandate

After mandating a first dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine for all students entering the seventh grade, the Rhode Island Department of Health estimates that almost three-quarters of seventh graders had received their first dose by the first day of the 2015-16 school year, said Joseph Wendelken, ...


Paxson releases diversity, inclusion plan draft

A working draft of the University’s action plan for diversity and inclusion released Thursday night outlines investments totaling more than $100 million over the coming decade that will “promote diversity and inclusion and confront the issues of racism, power, privilege, inequity and injustice that ...


Nearby stores charge less than Brown eateries

The prices of certain food items are up to 113.2 percent higher at campus eateries than at convenience and grocery stores on College Hill and downtown, according to data gathered by The Herald. Campus eateries charge more than nearby stores for at least four third-party goods: Chobani yogurt, Odwalla ...

Science & Research

Poll shows 17 percent of undergrads smoke

About 17 percent of undergraduate students smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes, according to a Herald poll conducted Oct. 28-29. The poll found that 9.7 percent of students smoke rarely, 3.7 percent smoke several times per month, 2.1 percent smoke several times per week and 1.9 percent smoke at least daily. Brown’s ...


ED PLME applications fall by 40 percent

Early decision applications to Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education dropped from 410 last year to 250 for the class of 2020, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. The drop was expected, given a change in the early decision policy for PLME applicants, he said. The PLME applicants join a ...


Fall 2015 Poll Results and Methodology

Click here to view correlations between questions. 1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University? 9.2% Strongly approve 33.7% Somewhat approve 38.3% No opinion 15.7% Somewhat disapprove 3.1% Strongly disapprove 2. How many times have you ...


President takes Brown off campus

When President Christina Paxson P’19 isn’t on campus, she could be anywhere between New York City and Hong Kong. Between July 2014 and June 2015 she traveled to 16 different cities, spending a total of 71 days on the road. “Travel is important because the Brown community is much larger than simply ...


Plans for bridge, parks resume

A pedestrian bridge connecting the Jewelry District to the East Side is set to begin construction in summer 2016, setting in motion plans that were put on hold by a series of setbacks. Development of a 2-acre park and a 5-acre park on the east and west sides of the Providence River, respectively, is ...


Mental health rises in UCS poll among student priorities

Mental health emerged as a larger priority than last year in the Undergraduate Council of Students Fall Poll, with nearly 40 percent of respondents citing expanding mental health services as their top concern. This marks a 10.8 percent rise from last year and moves mental health into second place among ...


Police violence challenges political narrative

In light of the national growth of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the Washington Post published a database June 30 of every police shooting that has occurred this year. Currently, Rhode Island and Vermont are the only two states with no fatal police shootings. “I’m really proud we haven’t had ...


State receives paid family leave grant

Rhode Island has been awarded $235,737 by the Labor Department for its Temporary Caregiver Insurance Program, making it one of eight states to receive a portion of a larger $1.55 million grant. The TCI program started in January 2014, making Rhode Island one of only three states in the U.S. ­— along ...


Plan to provide licenses to undocumented workers stalls

Gov. Gina Raimondo promised on the campaign trail that she would support giving driver’s licenses to undocumented workers. She also promised that if legislation enacting this policy did not pass, she would issue an executive order to do so. But as of Oct. 13, no official plan has been put out by Raimondo’s ...


Cross-registration sees increase among RISD students

Only a select handful of students at Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design are chosen to participate in the Brown-RISD Dual Degree program each year. But hundreds of other students at both institutions choose to cross-register for classes at their neighbor on College Hill, getting a taste of both ...


Providence faces potential teacher shortage

Providence — along with three other cities — is “among the large urban school districts having trouble finding teachers,”the New York Times reported Aug. 10, citing the Council of the Great City Schools, an organization composed of large urban schools. CGCS identified Providence as a school ...


Governor’s task force to take measures against opioid overdose

Gov. Gina Raimondo has formed a task force to address the opioid epidemic that claimed the lives of 239 Rhode Islanders in 2014. The task force will build on efforts to curb the epidemic made by legislation and research. The Rhode Island Department of Health has named the 32-member task force as their ...


Faculty yield rate rises to 78 percent

Seventy-eight percent of potential new faculty members who were offered positions at the University during the 2014-15 academic year accepted their positions, said Associate Dean of the Faculty Joel Revill. The percentage, known as the faculty yield rate, is calculated by taking the number of faculty ...

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