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ICERM panel highlights intersection of mathematics, art

Researchers and artists from around the country discussed the capacity of images to facilitate mathematical understanding at a panel discussion Monday. Moderated by Providence artist Allison Paschke and Professor of Mathematics Richard Schwartz, the Math + Art panel highlighted the intersection and ...


Archeological Illustration Club promotes observation, drawing skills

Every Thursday, the Archaeological Illustration Club meets at the Joukowsky Institute to meticulously draw ancient and contemporary objects. Archeological illustration is the process of observing and drawing items in detail, a skill often used on archeological digs. “There’s something to be said ...


New blood clot removal device proven cost-effective

When used with medication, a new stroke treatment cost $23,203 less than treatment with medication alone, according to a new study by University researchers. The new treatment, thrombectomy — a procedure in which a surgeon widens the artery using a “stent retriever” and then draws out the blood ...


Third-party support jumps this election cycle

According to The Herald’s 2016 fall undergraduate poll, nearly 5 percent of respondents indicated that they will be voting for third-party candidates come Election Day. About 58 percent of these students indicated that they would vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, while 42 percent indicated ...

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Shakespeare in the City unlocks student creativity

Brown community members lining up to see the Theatre Arts and Performance Studies department’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” last month may have been surprised to see gaggles of shoulder-high middle school students on the scene. Many of these students received ticket waivers to attend ...


Professors juggle commute with home, work lives

While the trek from Perkins to class may seem unbearable to some students, professors who live outside Providence may contend with morning commutes hours longer. The University does not collect information on the number of faculty members who commute from outside Providence, said Dean of the Faculty ...


Fusion shows take viewers on emotional ride

There is perhaps no student group on campus more aptly named than Fusion Dance Company. Fusion’s 33rd Annual Spring Show reflected the company’s dedication to cohesively synthesizing different styles of dance and music genres with original choreography and film. In one of the group’s characteristic ...


Facilities staff shifts hours to adapt to winter climate

When temperatures dipped to -9 degrees Fahrenheit earlier this month, the Department of Facilities Management responded to 40 student calls of cold rooms and broken heaters, said Stephen Maiorisi, vice president for Facilities Management. Facilities Management, anticipating the freeze, tripled its weekend ...


Kumar '17: On scholarly sanctity

While abroad last semester in Paris, I took classes at the Sorbonne, an imposing structure with roots in the 13th century. Housing several of France’s most prestigious universities and long associated with the country’s intellectual elite, the Sorbonne’s physical presence is as awe-inspiring as ...


Vilsan '19: History, revisited

One evening in November 1989, Western families sat in their living rooms to watch the Berlin Wall crumble. Twenty-six years later, the nations of Eastern Europe are still experiencing political evolution, though not as publicly as during the Cold War era. As a Romanian at Brown, I find myself watching ...


Malik '18: The Academy’s shortcomings

I tried to stop caring about the Academy Awards when I began noticing that they often picked winners with which I didn’t agree at all. I decided that it didn’t matter whom the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to honor and that the brilliant artists and beautiful works I admire ...


Al-Salem '17: Twenty-something

My phone cover is currently a quote that says, “Nothing will ruin your 20s more than thinking you should have your life together already.” Over the last couple months, I have constantly googled, “What should I do with my life?” and taken countless quizzes trying to figure out what the next move ...


Torey Malatia, CEO of RIPR, explains split with WBEZ

Rhode Island Public Radio finds its home within a manila-folder, commonplace office that does not at all reflect the personality of the station’s newest CEO. In a studio off the hall to the left, a couple of guys — whose voices were familiar, though not their faces — stood over the controls, preparing ...


Test essay scores optional for class of 2021 onwards

Applicants hurrying to polish their early decision applications to Brown by the Nov. 1 deadline are among the last applicants who will be required to submit SAT or ACT essays. The Office of Admission will no longer require applicants to submit the essay portions of the SAT or ACT, starting in fall ...


Brown teams, coaches face insufficient funds

The University hosts 900 athletes and 37 varsity teams, making it the fourth-largest athletic program in the country and the largest women’s program, according to the athletics department website. For an academically-oriented school known primarily for success in the classroom rather than on the field, ...

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