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University endowment grows 13.4 percent

The University’s endowment rose to nearly $3.5 billion over the 2017 fiscal year, according to a University press release. It grew by 13.4 percent, surpassing a preliminary benchmark of 11.1 percent. Compared to 145 peer colleges and universities, the endowment had strong returns, according to data ...


Rhode Island Governor urges women to engage in politics

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo encouraged students — and women in particular — to participate in the political process during a discussion hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Tuesday evening. She also voiced a keen interest in incentivizing University students to ...

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No immediate changes to U.’s Title IX policy

The U.S. Department of Education issued new interim Title IX guidelines and rescinded the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter Sept. 22, allowing institutions more freedom in their policies. Despite this new flexibility from the federal government, the new guidelines will not prompt any immediate changes ...

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Award recipient critiques Hobbes through Moby Dick

Bonnie Honig, professor of modern culture and media and political science, delivered a Presidential Faculty Award Lecture on the ways literature can teach people about politics at the John Carter Brown Library Oct. 2. The award, which was established by President Christina Paxson P’19 in spring 2013, ...


Speakers call for racial justice in R.I. sister rally

Rhode Island’s March for Racial Justice, one of the 18 marches that took place across the nation this weekend, kicked off at India Point Park Sunday afternoon with about 450 people. The Rhode Island march featured 14 speakers, who highlighted both state-specific and national issues regarding race ...

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BSE sends balloon into atmosphere

Brown Space Engineering launched a balloon into the upper atmosphere near Springfield, Mass. the morning of Sunday, Oct. 1 as part of a project meant to test new technology and demonstrate the accessibility of space. The balloon reached a height of nearly 100,000 feet and then flew south for two hours ...


TEDxProvidence brings R.I. stories to public

Following the theme of “Past, Present and Future,” 16 of Rhode Island’s leaders and innovators shared their stories at the TEDxProvidence event, held at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Saturday, Sept. 30. The event has been held at Rhode Island School of Design’s Metcalf Auditorium in past ...

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Annenberg hires new director

Susanna Loeb will assume the position of director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform July 1 2018, wrote Provost Richard Locke in a community-wide email in August. Loeb is currently a professor of education and the director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University. Loeb ...

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Scientists map water distribution on lunar surface

Many people are unaware that water exists on the moon, but University scientists have gone far beyond corroborating this fact: They created a quantitative map of it. In a recent study, researchers used technology called the Moon Mineralogy Mapper to analyze not only the location of water on the moon, ...

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WBRU alums contest sale of FM signal

Updated Sept. 27 at 8:45 a.m. Nearly a month after WBRU announced the sale of its FM radio signal, a group of the radio station’s alums have joined together to fight the sale, looking for legal loopholes and standing to challenge the $5.63 million deal. Representatives of a group of alums concerned ...

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CAPS introduces new policies to improve care

During shopping period this semester, for the first time, Counseling and Psychological Services allowed students to meet with therapists without scheduling an appointment beforehand, said Will Meek, director of CAPS. The availability for walk-in appointments during shopping period is just one of a series ...

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