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Dining Services gets heat for lack of AC in the Ratty

Richard Cabral has worked in Food Services at the Sharpe Refectory for the past 19 years. Cabral’s most strenuous moments on the job do not come from the swarms of hungry college kids, nor from his eight-and-a-half hour shifts. It’s the ruthless summer heat that pushes him to the breaking point. “Whatever ...


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Landlord buys local real estate, draws critics

Providence community members have been raising concerns in meetings and various local publications about Walter Bronhard, the owner of Walter L. Bronhard Real Estate, and his handling of his properties on the East Side. Bronhard owns approximately $50 million of property in the College Hill area, according ...


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University selects new School of Public Health dean

Bess Marcus, founder of the University of California at San Diego’s Institute for Public Health, was named the next dean of the School of Public Health. A member of the Brown faculty from 1990 to 2011, Marcus will be taking over the role from the school’s inaugural dean, Terrie Fox Wetle, Nov. 1. “I ...


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Activists, elected officials protest Trump’s DACA decision

[gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="2826556,2826557,2826558,2826559,2826560,2826561"] Local activists, elected officials and Brown students protested President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Friday. Trump’s decision to allow DACA to expire next year ...


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Kennedy Plaza to be redesigned

Providence’s central bus hub, Kennedy Plaza, will undergo another facelift, announced Mayor Jorge Elorza on Aug. 31. The announcement comes less than three years after the last renovations of Kennedy Plaza, which cost the city $1.7 million in bond money plus a $700,000 federal grant. The city estimated ...


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Heritage Day Festival celebrates 40 years

Hundreds of people gathered on the State House lawn Saturday to eat foods from multiple cultures, purchase homemade crafts and speak with representatives from more than 20 different countries. It was the 40th Rhode Island Heritage Day Festival, an event that convenes each year to celebrate the many ...


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1vyG grows into national advocacy organization

The first-generation and low-income conference 1vyG announced Thursday its expansion into a new organization, EdMobilizer, which will work toward policy-driven initiatives and continue to organize the annual conference. The advocacy organization hopes to produce concrete policy reforms that benefit ...


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University News

Handshake replaces JIB, streamlines CareerLAB services

Over the summer, CareerLAB released Handshake — a replacement to the Brown Student Job and Internship Board, known as JIB — that aims to be a more integrated platform than its predecessor. Launched on June 15, Handshake acts as students’ entry point for most CareerLAB activities, such as making ...


The Setonian
University News

Residential Life student staffers receive pay raise

After months of assessment, the University increased Residential Peer Leaders’ stipends for the 2017-18 school year. For the past year, the Office of Residential Life, Brown Center for Students of Color and Sarah Doyle Women’s Center have been discussing “if the compensation that we are providing ...


The Setonian
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Thayer expands food, service options

[gallery columns="1" size="medium" ids="2826504,2826506,2826505,2826503,2826502,2826501,2826500,2826499,2826498,2826497,2826496"] As students return from summer recess, they’ll find Thayer Street slightly altered from when they last left it. With a selection of new businesses both operational ...


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Faculty panel talks white nationalism in U.S.

A faculty panel discussed the existence of white nationalism in the United States in the wake of Charlottesville in front of a packed Salomon 101 Wednesday evening. The panel was moderated by President Christina Paxson P’19. The panel did not aim to discuss specifics of or the political response to ...


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Delta Gamma chosen as U.’s newest sorority

The Panhellenic Council will welcome the Delta Gamma Fraternity as a fourth sorority this spring, addressing a shortage in sorority spots available to potential new members. It will be one of four that the women’s fraternity opens this year, joining its 149 active collegiate chapters. The new chapter ...


The Setonian
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Elected officials gather to speak in support of DACA

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would end the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, a policy enacted by the Obama administration in 2012 that offers legal protections to individuals who entered the United States as children without documentation. The decision, which places ...


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Marching, Pokanoket demand U. return land

Members and supporters of the Pokanoket Nation marched Tuesday from Brown Street Park to the University demanding the reclamation of University-owned property in Bristol. Approximately 40 people attended the march and chanted next to the Van Wickle Gates as first-years entered for convocation. The protest ...


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WBRU sells FM signal to Christian rock radio company

WBRU, the independent radio station run primarily by Brown students, has agreed to sell the rights to its terrestrial FM signal for $5.63 million in a deal announced Tuesday, WBRU spokesperson Art Norwalk confirmed in an email to the Herald. Norwalk confirmed that the buyer will be the Educational ...





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