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BUCC members discuss staff concerns

Resistance to change, lack of respect and few opportunities for job advancement characterize the work environment for University staff, said several members of the Brown University Community Council and Staff Advisory Council during Tuesday’s BUCC meeting. Led by President Christina Paxson P’19, ...


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Today@Brown replaces Morning Mail

Today@Brown, the University’s new daily digest, arrived in the email inboxes of all community members this morning, ending the nearly 14-year era of its predecessor — Brown Morning Mail. The new email communication includes interactive features, analytics to track usage and performance and a hierarchy ...


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Greg Asbed ’85 named MacArthur Fellow

Greg Asbed ’85 was recently named one of this year’s 24 MacArthur Fellows. The achievement, often referred to as the “genius grant,” comes with an award of $625,000 spread over five years. The money is awarded based on three main criteria: “exceptional creativity, promise for important future ...


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Engineering Research Center opens early

The Engineering Research Center opened Oct. 20, three months ahead of its predicted completion date. This week, the School of Engineering will begin moving its staff, faculty and labs into the new building, said Jennifer Casasanto, associate dean for programs and planning. The move-in process is expected ...


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University enrolls students displaced by Hurricane María

In the wake of Hurricane María, the University has offered to enroll up to 50 students from the University of Puerto Rico for the fall semester, said Chief of Staff to the Provost Marisa Quinn. Tuition and fees, housing, transportation to the University and a meal plan are all covered for undergraduate ...


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Standardized writing scores required for class of 2022

Students applying to be a part of Brown’s class of 2022 are now required to complete the essay and writing portion for the SAT and ACT, respectively. This change, made in early 2017, comes after the Office of Admission’s previous decision to make the essay portion optional for applicants in the ...


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Cargo company to bring 300 jobs to R.I.

Pinnacle Logistics, a Dallas-based cargo management company, will begin operating out of T.F. Green Airport this month. The move — a result of an agreement reached between Pinnacle, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation and the Quonset Development Corporation — will bring as many as 300 jobs to the ...


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Greater Good Gathering holds inaugural conference

The first Greater Good Gathering conference took place this weekend at the Providence Biltmore, featuring speakers from a host of different disciplines  including Martin Luther King III. Under the slogan of “Charting a Path in Changing Times — Democracy, Citizenship & the Greater Good,” the ...


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City takes action to enforce removing of notices on poles

At Thursday’s Providence City Council meeting, the city passed several resolutions on gun measures, removing all notices posted on poles and training recreation department employees on sexual assault and child abuse. The council passed Councilman John Igliozzi’s resolution to have the city’s Police ...


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UCS changes supplier for ‘Project Tampon’

The Undergraduate Council of Students’ “Project Tampon” will cease to source tampons and pads from the company Tampon Tribe after students raised concerns over the company’s name and branding, UCS president Chelse-Amoy Steele ’18 wrote in an email to the undergraduate community Tuesday. The ...


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Providence police to wear body cameras

The Body-Worn Camera Program, which will require all on-duty Providence patrol officers to wear body cameras, went into effect Sunday. An earlier form of the General Order was first introduced by the Providence Police Department Administrative Bureau in 2015, and an eight-week pilot program followed ...






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