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GSC, CAPS address graduate student mental health needs

The Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs. At its February meeting, the GSC executive board focused on increased mental health support in its plans for the new semester, The Herald previously ...

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MRHS, BOMBS, MASH host Loving Week 2020

From March 2 through March 6, the Brown Center for Students of Color’s Multiracial Heritage Series, the Brown Organization of Multiracial and Biracial Students and the Mixed-Asian/Pacific Islander Students’ Heritage group will commemorate the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case with their annually-hosted ...


From the archives: This day in Herald history

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 26, 1987 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1987, Stacy Bereck Chernosky ’90 P’23 covered the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $95,000 grant for the University to study community-based AIDS care. The Center for Health Care Research ...


State poised to ban 3-D-printed guns, ‘ghost guns’

In the first six weeks of the 2020 Legislative Session, both chambers of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed bills which outlaw 3-D-printed guns and other untraceable or undetectable firearms, better known as ‘ghost guns.’ With supporters including Governor Gina Raimondo and Attorney General ...


Journalists expelled by Chinese Foreign Ministry

On Feb. 19, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced its decision to expel three Wall Street Journal reporters, including University alum Chao Deng ’09. The move marked the country’s first direct expulsion of foreign reporters in over two decades. Two of the reporters left the country on ...

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Brown graduate students protest for union contract

“What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now! If we don’t get it? Shut it down.” Chanting to beats banged out on pots and pans, over 100 graduate students and allies marched from the Van Wickle Gates to 225 Dyer Street yesterday, where bargaining committee members of the graduate student ...

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Female leaders in fashion encourage Brown students

Although female consumers fuel the fashion industry, they are not often represented in the top-level management of many labels, with a majority of fashion houses being headed by male CEOs. To spotlight the leadership of women in the industry, The Powerhouse Women in Fashion panel held Tuesday evening ...

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Phi Beta Kappa elects 40 members of junior class

On Feb. 12, 2020, 40 members of the class of 2021 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, as stated in a letter from the Secretary of the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa and Professor Emeritus of French Studies Henry Majewski. Phi Beta Kappa distinction represents “outstanding ...


Providence founding documents return to City Hall

In 2011, while rummaging through a box labeled “To be indexed” in the dusty attic of City Hall, then-City Archivist Paul Campbell stumbled upon the 1648 Town Charter for the city of Providence — written on a piece of lamb vellum the size of a paperback book. Until then, the document had been thought ...

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Student group presents on safe drug use practices

In a crowded conference room in Page Robinson Hall, Laurel McIntyre ’22, Abigail Gulchin ’22, Max Heller ’23 and Noah Mlyn ’20 presented on safe drug use in a culture that maintains prohibition — on campus, in Providence and in the United States. “This presentation was formed partially as ...


Students struggle to register, request absentee ballots

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries continue, students attempting to request absentee ballots may already be too late, said Steve Pokorny, a program manager at the Swearer Center for Public Service. Pokorny said multiple students have contacted him to get more information about registering ...

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