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The Bruno Brief: Brown & millions of dollars in federal pandemic aid

In the first-ever episode of The Bruno Brief, The Herald’s new weekly podcast that digs deep into a standout story from the past week, we talk to senior staff writer Mia Freund about the University’s plans regarding millions of dollars in federal COVID-19 stimulus funding.  Under the new Coronavirus ...

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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

When Alyssa Cohen enrolled in Providence College she expected a conservative campus because of its Catholic affiliation. But she said she was not anticipating the difficulties that accompanied her liberal views. “It’s hard sometimes,” said Cohen, who is now a sophomore.  “People can be very ...


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Johnson ’19: Empathy for Middlebury

Headlines about the visit of controversial libertarian and political scientist Charles Murray to Middlebury College March 2 were sensational and full of click-bait. The swirling media storm, which included titles such as “‘Bell Curve’ Author Attacked by Protesters at Middlebury College” and ...



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Graduate student unionization affiliation vote closes

Updated on Mar. 22 at 12:57 p.m. The debate over graduate student unionization at the University starts a new chapter as Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees — the main group pushing for unionization on campus — concluded voting on the labor union with which it will affiliate. The American Federation ...


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Swearer Center to house Carnegie Classification

The Swearer Center for Public Service aims to become a national leader in the field of community engagement by hosting the operations of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement — a designation that indicates a university’s exemplary service record — according to University administrators. As ...

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This Week in Higher Ed: October 18, 2016

Princeton to pay $18 million following suit over property-tax exemptions Princeton announced Oct. 17 that it made a settlement with local homeowners in Princeton, New Jersey to pay $18 million over the next six years after its property-tax exemption was challenged in a lawsuit, the Chronicle of Higher ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: October 4, 2016

Harvard and its endowment Harvard reported a $2 billion loss on its endowment, a steep drop for the nation’s richest university, according to an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Though Harvard still commands an endowment of $35.7 billion, the university received sharp criticism ...


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Higher Ed Roundup: Sept. 27, 2016

College Republicans all split up over Trump College Republicans at universities across the country are struggling to remain united over Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 23 New York Times article. When the chapter at Yale decided to endorse Trump, for example, four ...


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This week in higher ed: Sept. 16, 2015

Baruch students face murder charges for hazing death Five students from Manhattan’s Baruch College will face murder charges for the December 2013 death of Chun Hsein Deng, almost two years after a hazing incident for the fraternity Pi Delta Psi led to Deng’s fatal head injury, the New York Times ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: March 31, 2015

Rhodes Scholarship eligibility to expand Individuals from China will soon be eligible for Rhodes Scholarships, the New York Times reported Monday. The change is part of a larger plan to expand into additional countries, marking the first major growth of the program since the 1970s, when women became ...


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UC Irvine vetoes campus ban on American flags

Leaders of the Associated Students of the University of California at Irvine met Saturday to veto resolution R50-70, a motion to ban the American flag on campus, NBC Los Angeles and CBS Los Angeles reported. In a six-to-four vote Thursday, with two abstaining, the group’s general body passed a resolution ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: March 4, 2015

Erskine College clarifies anti-gay statement Erskine College, a private Christian college in Due West, South Carolina released a follow-up statement Friday clarifying its controversial Feb. 20 statement decried same-sex and extramarital sexual relationships on campus, the Washington Post reported Friday. The ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: Feb. 25, 2015

Drug overdoses at Wesleyan put 12 in hospital A surge of apparent overdoses on the drug Molly swept across Wesleyan University’s campus Sunday, with ten students and two guests being hospitalized, the Wesleyan Argus reported. Five students were still being treated at Hartford Hospital and Middlesex ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: Jan. 29, 2015

Yale student held at gunpoint Yale police officers held junior Tahj Blow at gunpoint Jan. 24, wrote his father Charles Blow in a Jan. 26 New York Times column. Around 6 p.m., Blow was returning to his dorm room from the library when an officer raised his gun and told him to drop to the ground, his father ...


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Alternative to Common App sees surge in use

As deadlines approach for many higher education institutions’ early admission programs, more elite universities have decided to allow applicants to use either the Common Application or an online alternative following widespread technical problems last year for the Common App. But the University has ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: March 13, 2014

White House seeks to boost federal aid applications The White House will redouble its efforts to ensure more students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, President Obama announced Friday, March 7. The new initiative expands a Department of Education pilot program launched in 2010 ...





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