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Brown Bites: A Year in Review

From the announcement and implementation of University initiatives that will influence campus for years to come, to the birth of a giant blue bear with a lamp on its head, 2016 was a year to remember for the Brown community. Here are some of the most important stories this year had to offer.   U. ...

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Brown Bites: Feb. 27 - Mar. 4, 2016

Chan_SpringWeekend_EmmaJerzyk April showers bring Fetty Wap The Spring Weekend 2016 lineup was announced at Whiskey Republic this week, causing “Trap Queen” to blare in harmony throughout dorm rooms across campus. The Friday headliner, Fetty Wap, was the “highest polling artist we had in the fall ...


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Brown Bites: Feb. 20-26, 2016

Alumni interview gone wrong A YouTube video in which high school senior Matt Sarafa claims that his Brown alumni interviewer used racist and homophobic language during his interview has gone viral. Sarafa said that during his alumni interview in Southern California, the alum told him Brown was “not ...


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Brown Bites: Feb. 13-19, 2016

renken_orgo_graphic Hasta la vista, Orgo II Good news for pre-meds: Many med schools, including Brown’s own Warren Alpert Medical School, have slowly replaced their second semester organic chemistry requirement with a semester of biochemistry over the last decade. The development comes along with ...


The Setonian

Brown Bites: Feb. 6 - 12, 2016

CorpOfficers2016_FM_02_1 RIP: Our Wallets While President Christina Paxson’s P’19 BrownTogether campaign has already raised over $1 billion, the Corporation aims to reduce Brown’s deficit by approving a 4.1 percent hike in tuition. The increase follows a pattern of hikes in the past years ...


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Brown Bites: Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2016

  Playing the Trump card Students already looking to procrastinate have been buzzing about a new card game called the 2016 Election Game. The game, available for pre-order and developed by Brown alums, was inspired by another alum invention: Cards Against Humanity. The game pokes fun at ...

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Brown Bites: Jan. 23-29, 2016

Want to get this by email? Here's the sign up.  How do you say “Bye Felicia” in Greek? News that the frat formerly known as AEPi disaffiliated from the international organization and became the independent frat Beta Rho Pi struck newsfeeds everywhere this week. In an op-ed, the president of Beta ...


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Brown Bites: Nov. 28–Dec. 4, 2015

Diversity demands Students of color gathered outside President Paxson’s office Thursday to serve as “diversity consultants” for the University after the release of a draft of the diversity and inclusion action plan last month. Their list of demands included disarming DPS officers, making a Diverse ...


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Brown Bites: Nov. 14–20, 2015

Quote of the week: "While the number is small, and there’s a lot of difficulties that come with it, we’re loud." - Paige Stoermer ’16, in "Women, minorities face implicit biases in CS." STUDENTS OF COLOR DEMAND CHANGE: Campus was shaken yet again this week with reports that Geovanni Cuevas, ...


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Brown Bites: Nov. 7–13, 2015

Quote of the week: “We are here because of systemic and insidious problems of structural and institutional racism that prevail at Brown University, at Yale University, at Mizzou and at countless other institutions across the nation.” - Candice Ellis '16 in, "'Blackout' marks solidarity with Mizzou ...


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Brown Bites: Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2015

Sock and Buskin Chair Nika Salazar '16 in "Students, faculty push diversity to center stage" Quote of the week: “If (people of color) don’t fight, then nothing’s ever going to happen. I really made this place my home, and I still don’t feel at home (here).” - Sock and Buskin Chair Nika ...


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Brown Bites: Oct. 24–30, 2015

Quote of the week: "Choreography is the safest place to put information because the NSA can't touch it. National secrets would be safe if they were embedded in choreography." - Michelle Ellsworth, in "Q&A: Michelle Ellsworth brings concept of drones to dance" MAYBE LAY OFF THOSE CHICKEN FINGERS: Though ...


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Brown Bites: Oct. 17–23, 2015

  Quote of the week: "Allyship is not a label. It's not an identity. It's something that you have to continue working on." - Nikkie Ubinas '18, in "MPC Workshop challenges systemic sexism"   THESE KIDS HAVE IT SO EASY: Starting in fall 2016, applicants to Brown will no longer be required to ...


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Brown Bites: Sept. 26–Oct. 2, 2015

  Quote of the week: "They had me fill out a goal form about what I wanted. I think I said I wanted to keep my house." - Mandy, a single mother from Providence, in "Tink Knit aids low-income single parents."   THE COSBY SHOW ISN'T SO FUNNY ANYMORE: Brown made nationwide news this week ...


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Brown Bites: Sept. 19–25, 2015

Quote of the week: "“Those three words, ‘I need help,’ are some of the hardest words to say." – Eliza Lanzillo ’16, president of Active Minds, in "Alum launches mental health care website" INTRODUCING THE FOREGROUND The Foreground, The Herald’s new photo essay blog, is designed to showcase ...


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Brown Bites: Sept. 12–18, 2015

Quote of the week: "People don't want to think about their seventh graders having sex." - Katherine Patenaude, chairwoman of the Coventry Schools Committee, in "New mandate calls for HPV vaccination" Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggehneim '86 spoke with Provost Richard Locke after an ...


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Brown Bites: Sept. 5–11, 2015

Quote of the week: “We actually read through the comments … and we listened." - Provost Richard Locke, on the Deficit Reduction Working Group's reconsideration of employee benefits cuts. HITTING THE BANK, THEN THE BOOKSTORE: Students handed over their last paychecks at the Brown ...


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Brown Bites: April 18–25, 2015

Quote of the week: “I would rather have you (protest) than to not care." — President Christina Paxson P'19 during the annual State of Brown address Wednesday night. Students celebrated Spring Weekend April 17–19 with a series of concerts on the Main Green, featuring artists like Modest ...


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