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BSI, other students advocate against divestment

Students presented an argument against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine during an Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility and Investment Policies meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting — which included presentations from members of ...

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Brown Esports fosters community, fundraises

Entering the Underground Coffee Shop on any Saturday afternoon, people are greeted by the sight of enthusiastic students crowded around makeshift gaming setups. Desktops and consoles line the tables that array the common space as friends and strangers alike meet to share experiences and play a variety ...

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University to make veteran admission need-blind

The University will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for all undergraduate veterans and make applications need-blind for prospective student veterans, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon. The University also plans to eliminate the standardized test ...


Plant City, PVDonuts, Louis owners discuss food industry

The owners of an Instagram-darling donut shop, a plant-based food ‘city’ with four restaurants under one roof and a 5 a.m. diner once featured by Guy Fieri convened yesterday to share their stories and discuss entrepreneurship. The Food in Providence panel, hosted by the Brown Entrepreneurship Program ...

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‘Chile Woke Up’ arrives at University

Yesterday night, Pamela Ipinza, an employee of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, stayed behind at her job in Santiago after many of her colleagues had gone home for the evening. Across Chile, people were preparing for a national strike that is expected to sweep over the country today. “I ...


Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

With the impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting low-income communities in Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a plan that he hopes will help mitigate the disparity. The “Climate Justice Plan,” released Oct. 25, aims to combat climate change in Providence through a “justice ...

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Student veterans discuss navigating campus

In July 2018, Katie Yetter ’22 was stationed in Japan, working as an aircraft mechanic for the United States Marine Corps. One month later, Yetter began her first semester at Brown. “My transition was difficult — leaving my family in the Marines (and) coming to a school that I’ve never been ...

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Graduate Center Bar turns 50

When the Grad Center Bar opened in 1969, students knew it as the “jelly bean lounge” with brightly colored seating and decorations, said Joe Petteruti ’69. “It was quite fabulous and beautiful,” Petteruti said. As the bar celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, its aesthetics have changed drastically. ...


In Providence, Pete Buttigieg rallies students

Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg became the first Democratic presidential candidate competitive in national polls to visit Rhode Island since the race ramped up this year, speaking to hundreds at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Providence. At the event, which was closed to the media, the mayor ...

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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong. Participants at the forum were greeted by students handing out black surgical masks, which they were also ...

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University app features gender inclusive restroom map

In support of efforts to ensure every non-residential campus building has gender inclusive restrooms, the University launched a new mobile application called BrownU that maps each of their locations. BrownU, which was rolled out August 15 by the Computing & Information Services Department, is available ...


Licht ’38 Lecture features Susan Rice

When Susan Rice set out to write a memoir about lessons she learned from a career in public service, “Tough Love” was not the first title that came to mind. But after considering the intersections between her personal and political journeys and discussing potential titles over dinner with a friend ...

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Spin e-scooter company considers partnership with University

Representatives from e-scooter company Spin presented on a potential partnership with the University at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening. Spin deployed scooters in Providence last month, The Herald previously reported. But the company wants a “true collaboration ...

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