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Financial Times columnist discusses new book

“Some of you might remember the famous and much-deservedly celebrated New Yorker sketch writer, Andy Borowitz, writing an immortal headline on the 24th of June after the Brexit result had become known,” started Financial Times columnist Edward Luce. “He said ‘British lose (the) long cherished ...

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University, Pokanoket agree to create land trust

The University and the Pokanoket Nation reached an agreement Sept. 21 to put a portion of the Bristol land in a preservation trust, wrote Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, executive vice president for planning and policy, in a community-wide email on Monday. The trust will be accessible not only to the Pokanoket ...

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Wexford Innovation Center breaks ground

I-195 land parcels in the Jewelry District were the site of a groundbreaking yesterday morning, where Gov. Gina Raimondo, President Christina Paxson P’19 and several state officials symbolically began construction for the Wexford Innovation Center. The Innovation Center, a 191,000 square-foot facility ...


Rhode Island Senate meets for special session

Though the State House does not regularly meet in September as a part-time General Assembly, a legislative session of the Rhode Island General Assembly was held last Tuesday to resume issues left unaddressed in June, when legislative talks were diverted to discussions of budget. This session saw a ...

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U. removes ethernet cables from residence hall dorms

Computing and Information Services removed all Ethernet cable ports from residence halls this year, meaning they will all be Wi-Fi-only, according to an email sent out by the Office of Residential Life Aug. 23. The decision was “based on the extremely low usage of Ethernet at Brown and (was) also ...

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University places 14th on U.S. News ranking

U.S. News and World Report ranked Brown as number 14 on its list of best national universities for the third year in a row in its most recent version of the list. The University holds the 14th spot along with Cornell, Rice University and Vanderbilt University. The University also ranks number three ...


Festival-goers tour historical sites around Providence

As they walked into the hidden church dome, the visitors could spot some of the names inscribed on the wall, some dating back to the early 18th century. “Providence is amazing in the richness of its architecture,” said Matthew Hird, the church’s steward. This tour of the Beneficent Congregational ...

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September crime log details string of larceny on campus

  Jabberwocks target of larceny in Wayland House North On Sept. 9 around 6:15 p.m., two Jabberwocks reported their cashbox — which contained $350, a Jabberwocks banner and miscellany — had been taken. Most of the items were later found, but the Jabberwocks banner, which is worth approximately ...

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Investment advising committee seeks new undergraduate member

The Undergraduate Council of Students announced an open position for the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies in an email to undergraduate students Sept. 12. The vacant position is for undergraduates, but the committee as a whole comprises faculty, staff, graduates, ...


R.I. school facilities fail state evaluation

Every school facility in Rhode Island received a failing grade in the state’s first independent evaluation of school buildings, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education’s 2017 State of Rhode Island Schoolhouses report. The year-long assessment commissioned by the School Building Authority ...

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Judge rules Title IX only protects U. members

Updated Sept. 22 1:55 p.m A lawsuit against the University filed by a non-Brown student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by three Brown football players was dismissed by a federal judge Sept. 6, who ruled that third party students are not protected by Title IX at a school they are unaffiliated with. In ...


University changes student healthcare option

In April, the University switched its health insurance provider, forcing some students who previously qualified to waive the plan and use their own insurance to enroll in the new $3,615 plan. Facing a price increase, the Insurance Office switched from Consolidated Health Plans to Gallagher Student Health ...

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UCS leaders plan for upcoming semester

The Undergraduate Council of Students gathered for the group’s first general body meeting of the 2017-18 academic year Wednesday night. The meeting, which lasted for over an hour, was focused on introductions and ice breakers, mostly directed toward new first-year members, and included brief updates ...

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