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Admitted students descend on College Hill

A Day on College Hill had record-high attendance among students admitted through the regular decision process, with 823 of 2,649 students accepted to the class of 2017 flocking to campus from Sunday to Tuesday. This year also marked the first time the Third World Welcome was incorporated into the ADOCH ...

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No U. students reported injured in explosions

No Brown students were reported injured after two bombs exploded by the Boston Marathon’s finish line around 2:50 p.m. yesterday, though at least 20 students and alums attended the event. Three people were killed, and almost 150 people were injured in the incident, multiple news outlets reported ...


Men's ice hockey team moves on to ECAC Quarterfinals

As the buzzer rang, ending game two of the Bears’ first home Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference series since 2005 and sending Brown into the quarterfinals, men’s hockey goalie Anthony Borelli ’13 met his teammates with a fist pump and an on-ice celebration. “I was just elated that we won,” ...

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Dancers display versatility in annual show

Hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and jazz — as well as a few zombies — all found a place at Fusion Dance Company’s 30th annual spring show last weekend. Fusion — Brown’s oldest dance company — was started by Paula Franklin ’86 in 1983. Franklin “decided that there was need for more student ...

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Alum tests luck as contestant on ‘Millionaire’

Drew Kunas ’12 didn’t necessarily want to be a millionaire. But last October, he got his chance — stepping onto the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” television set to try his hand at scoring seven figures opposite award-winning host Meredith Vieira. Kunas passed through two competitive selection ...

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Financial summit confronts debt crisis

Common Sense Action held Rhode Island’s first statewide convention about the national debt and potential solutions in Alumnae Hall Saturday. President Christina Paxson, economist Steven Rattner ’74 P’10 P’13 P’15, Providence Chamber of Commerce President Laurie White, Mayor of Cranston Allan ...


Students march to State House in support of same-sex marriage

A group of about 200 Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students rallied on campus and marched to the State House in support of same-sex marriage yesterday. A bill to legalize same-sex marriage was passed by the House of Representatives Jan. 24, and must be passed by the Senate before it can become ...


Snow Day 2013

Video Editor Danny Garfield captured students and Providence residents enjoying the effects of Winter Storm Nemo last weekend.

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Winter Storm Nemo whips across campus

Winter Storm Nemo dwindled to a close Saturday afternoon after covering Providence in about a foot and a half of snow. The University weathered the storm, with staff members initating campus-wide recovery efforts. The snow began around 9 a.m. Friday morning, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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BEAR day lauds dedicated staff

“When your spouse or loved one or child asks you, ‘What did you do today?’, you probably don’t say, ‘I helped put a child through college,’ or ‘I supported first-rate, cutting-edge research for the common good,’” quipped President Christina Paxson Monday to a filled-to-capacity Salomon ...

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Fashionable aliens, robots invade runway

A hush fell over a crowd of Providence fashionistas Tuesday night as a bug-headed creature strode across an empty runway and took a seat in the front row. She was a fashionista in her own right, wearing a sparkling red and gold number and carrying a handbag, square and plastic, imprinted with a photograph ...


Same-sex marriage passes R.I. House

The Rhode Island House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill last night to legalize same-sex marriage — the first time a branch of the General Assembly has approved such a measure — but the bill’s fate remains to be determined. The bill passed 51-19 — with 14 Democrats joining five ...


Thriller writers talk fears of the monster next door

Video produced by Elizabeth Vasily and edited by Elizabeth Vasily and Danny Garfield.   The work of a thriller writer takes the author into a dark place. "We listen to the voices in our head that tell us to kill," said Lisa Gardner, one of the six world-renowned authors that spoke to a packed ...


Series of celebrations marks 19th inauguration

In ceremonies punctuated with insights from the past, celebrations of present successes and excitement for the future, members of the Brown community and distinguished guests marked the inauguration of the University's 19th president, Christina Paxson. Friday's event was intended to celebrate the inauguration, ...


5 years after O'Reilly, a tamer SPG

Sex Power God never fails to turn Brown on. With provocative garments — anything from burlesque to fetish garments to classic boxer briefs — students proved that this year was not any different. Since Bill O'Reilly attacked the party five years ago on his Fox News program, Queer Alliance has strived ...

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