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Reports of sexual misconduct rise

The number of forcible sex offenses reported on campus in 2014 doubled since 2013 and nearly tripled since 2012, according to the University’s Annual Security Report released Wednesday. Forty-three cases of forcible sex offenses were reported last year compared to 21 cases in 2013 and 16 in 2012. Disciplinary ...


Marine protection proposal faces controversy

President Obama’s proposal to designate three ocean canyons and four seamounts off the coast of Cape Cod as part of a marine national monument has proven somewhat controversial, eliciting both support from environmentalists and concern from fishermen and other stakeholders. The National Oceanic and ...


Brown grads flock to top companies

Brown students have been successful in securing jobs at top companies in the technology and finance sectors, according to data from LinkedIn. The three companies with the most Brown alums employed based on a survey of LinkedIn profiles are Google, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs, with 386, 167 and 148 alums, ...


Brown alums have lowest median salaries in Ivy League

Brown attendees who received federal financial aid have the lowest median earnings in the Ivy League 10 years after entering the University, and female Brown attendees make almost $20,000 less on average than their male counterparts, according to College Scorecard. College Scorecard, a new federal ...


Meal plan offerings dish out varied per-meal values

Students have just one week left to decide on a meal plan before the Sept. 30 deadline for changing or canceling a meal plan. The eight primary meal plans — three “flex” varieties, four fixed meal varieties and an off-campus plan ­— are priced differently and offer dramatically different values. The ...


Elorza signs student housing limits into law

Mayor Jorge Elorza signed an ordinance into law Sept. 18 that limits the number of students allowed to live in single-family homes in R-1 and R-1A zones to three, wrote Emily Crowell, deputy director of communications for the mayor, in an email to The Herald. R-1 and R-1A zones include single-family ...


Sorting the stats: the college rankings craze

Depending on whom you ask, Brown may be the nation’s sexiest, smartest college. It might also be the best, smartest party school. It may even rank in the top ten U.S. colleges. But each ranking stacks the various factors differently and has its own idea of which should be taken into consideration, ...


Ordinances could restrict off-campus housing

No more than three students will be allowed to live in a single-family home in certain areas of the city if the Providence City Council passes new zoning ordinances Sept. 17. The Council will vote on two distinct ordinances. One would define the term “student” under zoning law, and the second would ...


Waitlist admissions see huge jump for class of 2019

The University extended offers of admission to 196 students on the class of 2019 waitlist, a drastic increase from previous admission cycles, said Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73. A slightly lower overall yield rate and a record-high number of students deferring admission may have contributed to ...

Science & Research

Female academics combat bias in STEM fields

This article is the second in a three-part series exploring the history and current state of women’s role in STEM education. While the gender gap in academia is often most salient at the student level, equally apparent disparities among graduate students and faculty members are often overlooked. These ...


Report highlights factors behind state unemployment

Rhode Island continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation as a result of education levels, household wealth and extension of unemployment benefits, according to a recent report by the College and Research University Collaborative of Rhode Island. The Collaborative released its ...

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