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Government shutdown slows University science research

Since Dec. 22, the University and other research institutions have scrambled to adapt to the unprecedented political stalemate over the federal government shutdown, which has dried up funds for federally supported research projects and now threatens long-term scientific advancement across the nation. When ...


University program teaches ASL, Deaf culture, history

As students in the University’s American Sign Language program enter their classroom, they immediately fall silent. The mode of communication shifts from vocal chords and shaped lips to hand gestures and emotive expressions. In this classroom, professors encourage full immersion not only to learn ...


Raimondo proposes marijuana legalization in R.I.

In a $9.9 billion state budget plan released last Thursday, Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana. Taxes from medical and recreational marijuana constitute $6.5 million of the planned budget. Long opposed to legalizing marijuana, Raimondo has now changed her position. ...


R.I. Senate considers shutdown relief bills

Thirty two days and one missed paycheck into the longest shutdown in the federal government’s history, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to discuss measures to protect furloughed federal employees. The committee, chaired by state Sen. Erin Lynch Prata (D-Warwick), devoted ...

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Paxson named deputy chair of Boston Fed

On Jan. 9, University President Christina Paxson P’19 was named the deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Board of Directors. Paxson was appointed by the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors and will serve as deputy chair through 2019, according to a University press release. “(Paxson) ...

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Building expansion supports growth of Watson Institute

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs opened the doors to Stephen Robert Hall Dec. 10, a new addition meant to facilitate collaborative learning for University community members, according to Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Director Edward Steinfeld. The addition ...

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Maryori Conde ’18 MAT ’19 dies in car accident

Maryori Conde ’18 MAT ’19 passed away this morning in a fatal car accident on Interstate 95 near Attleboro, Massachusetts, wrote Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes and other University administrators in a community-wide email. Another graduate student present in the vehicle sustained injuries ...

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Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

In an attempt to understand what makes some patients with obesity respond better to surgery than others, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Alison Field and her team analyzed over 10,000 patients who received weight-loss surgery. They found that patients that binge ate were able to lose weight more ...

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University promotes DIAP label for courses

Students searching for classes during pre-registration might have noticed a category in the bottom left corner of the Courses@Brown website: the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan designation, which encompasses classes that address inequality, privilege and power, race and gender in a variety of contexts. This ...

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

This article is the third in a 50th anniversary commemorative series on the 1968 black student walkout. On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout. “When ...

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Students prioritize societal impact, salary

“Since I was seven years old, I wanted to be a television screenwriter,” said Amelia Spalter ’22. After deciding to drop out of high school, Spalter enrolled as a visiting student at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts to pursue screenwriting. But after growing dissatisfied with the pre-professional ...

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