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Rhode Islanders report housing, jobs as most pressing challenges

Ocean State residents generally say that poor access to affordable housing lowers the quality of their communities more than any other factor, according to a report issued by health insurance provider Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island in partnership with the University’s School of Public Health. The ...

Science & Research

Project studies Pollock through fluid mechanics

While Jackson Pollock is most known for his unique painting style, some people admire his work for a vastly different reason. To engineers, Pollock’s work is fascinating because fluid mechanical analysis shows that his unique technique allowed him to overcome certain common difficulties involved in ...

University News

Shooting survivor talks benefits of counseling

On the morning of April 16, 2007, Lisa Hamp was in a computer class at Norris Hall on the campus of Virginia Tech when a gunman entered the building. Eleven minutes later, 33 people were dead. “It happened so fast, but the moments really feel like forever,” Hamp said. Hamp and her classmates survived ...

University News

BrownConnect celebrates five-year anniversary

For two hours on Thursday, the CareerLAB found itself at the center of Brown’s party scene, as attendees poured into 167 Angell St. to celebrate the five-year anniversary of BrownConnect — an initiative that provides students with internships, funding opportunities and alumni connections. Inside ...

Science & Research

Science and Research Roundup, Nov. 15

Troubleshooting the physics behind turbulence As students look ahead to Thanksgiving break and trips through T.F. Green and Boston Logan airports, scientists on campus are preparing to study the physics behind the ever-present phenomenon of turbulence. With a grant from the Simons Foundation, University ...

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UFB plans to release breakdown of student group funding

The Undergraduate Finance Board announced three policy changes and a plan to release how much money it allocates to each student group, said UCS-UFB Liaison Ellis Clark ’23 at Wednesday night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting. A new yearlong pilot policy will extend baseline funding to ...

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Atlantic EIC, writer talk Trump foreign policy

In a crowded lecture hall, George Packer, a writer for the Atlantic and an award-winning author, described President Trump’s foreign policy as “a zero sum game, with us (the United States) against the rest.” Joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief for the Atlantic, Packer went on to argue ...

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Students react to public gift acceptance policy

Over the past year, students have increasingly called for the University to be transparent about its ethical standards for accepting gifts. On Oct. 27, the University unveiled its gift acceptance policy for the first time — clarifying practices President Christina Paxson P’19 said were already in ...

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