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Former World Bank President discusses climate change

What can Brown prepare you for? If you use Jim Yong Kim ’82 P’22 as a model, it could prepare you for a spot on Forbes’ list of the most powerful people in the world, a teaching position at Harvard, a presidency at Dartmouth, an opportunity to drive the World Health Organization’s work on HIV/AIDS ...

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Econ department ranks eighth in nation

The Department of Economics was ranked eighth in the country last month by the Research Papers in Economics, which bases its rankings on the number of times a department’s work is cited in research papers. The department’s ranking has fluctuated over the years but has recently trended upward. Professor ...

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U-FLi Center changes name to reflect goals

The First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center has officially changed its name to the Undocumented, First-Generation and Low-Income Student Center. By changing its name, the Center is “making it visible that there is a space for (undocumented students) here on campus and that we have ...

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UCS elects new VP, chair of academic affairs

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected Co-Chief of Staff William Zhou ’20 as its new vice president and Sofia Jimenez ’21, who served as the Council’s Communications Director, as its new chair of academic affairs in an internal election during its general body meeting Wednesday evening. ...


Recent alum testifies on criminal justice reform

As a recent Brown alum waited to enter the hearing room to testify, a woman exclaimed from the room’s threshold: “Are you the author? Oh my god! (Your thesis) has been (essential)  for getting this issue taken up again.” She shook hands with the former public policy concentrator, Rachel Black ...

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UCS Vice President to resign

Camila Pelsinger ’20 plans to resign as vice president of the Undergraduate Council of Students with an email statement to the general body ahead of tonight’s UCS meeting. Mar Weiss ’20, chair of academic affairs, also plans to resign today. Both Pelsinger and Weiss are resigning in order to ...

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Ten students opt in to BuDS lawsuit against University

Ten current and former Brown Dining Services student employees have opted-in to the collective civil action lawsuit against the University filed Jan. 24, according to Richard Sinapi, principal attorney at Sinapi Law Associates, who is representing the plaintiffs. Eight other students have expressed ...

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University sees 20 percent drop in language enrollment

Dean of the Faculty Kevin McLaughlin announced a new initiative to promote modern languages at the University in yesterday’s faculty meeting. Provost Richard Locke P’18 also spoke about the University’s budget, and President Christina Paxson P’19 commented on the proposed national guidelines ...


Campaign demands zero police presence in schools

The “Counselors Not Cops” campaign, launched by local Providence organizations in December, seeks to remove law enforcement officers from Providence Public Schools and replace them with additional guidance counselors. Providence Student Union, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, and ...


Student climate activist group grows under national movement

Dozens of members from the Sunrise Movement’s Rhode Island chapter, most of them University students, civilly protested in Washington D.C. in November and December for progress on climate change policy and the Green New Deal. Several participants were arrested after hours of protests in Speaker of ...


Rhode Island Senator discusses climate change challenges

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI, lamented the power of fossil fuel corporations to limit policy action on climate change in a keynote address Friday at the University. “We can’t sit around in Congress and wait for the private sector to solve (climate change),” Whitehouse told the audience. “We ...

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