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John Kasich talks bipartisanship, impeachment

To hundreds of students on a rainy Wednesday night, former Governor of Ohio John Kasich made the case for individuals across the country to take action on issues that matter to them, rather than waiting for politicians in Washington to affect change. “I don’t care that much about politics,” Kasich, ...

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UCS discusses meal plan accommodation process

Students expressed concerns to Brown Dining Services administrators about how the University has handled meal plan accommodation requests at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening. The number of requests for meal plan accommodations increased after the University ...

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PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

The University will no longer require general Graduate Record Examinations scores for 24 of its doctoral programs. “This is not a dramatic shift, as those programs who dropped the requirement had been de-emphasizing use of GRE scores in the admission process for some time,” wrote Dean of the Graduate ...

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Middle East Studies program becomes Center at Watson

At the beginning of this semester, the Middle East Studies program was renamed the Center for Middle East Studies as it joined other regional centers within the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The new name indicates the University’s permanent commitment to the concentration ...

Science & Research

Chemistry professor honored for quantum work

Brenda Rubenstein ’07, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named to the Talented 12 Class of 2019. This exclusive distinction is given to researchers in varying chemical disciplines and from varying backgrounds to highlight their early-career work. Rubenstein was also recently awarded a ...


Event spotlights rising U.S. maternal mortality rate

Community members packed into a room in the List Art Center Tuesday evening to learn about the maternal mortality rate in the United States — a figure that has more than doubled over the last two decades. “Women report constantly that they’re not listened to, that they’re ignored, that they’re ...


Students evaluate Democratic presidential candidates

Dozens of University students flocked to 85 Waterman St. yesterday for the Brown College Dems’ second primary debate watch party of the year. It was the fourth Democratic presidential debate in a primary race that has been cast as a contest between the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic ...

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Students debate divestment at ACCRIP meeting

Students spoke for and against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine at a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies yesterday. The meeting came as ACCRIP continues to solicit information about ...

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Rhode Island to take control of PPSD Nov. 1

The Rhode Island Department of Education will officially take control of the Providence Public School District on Nov. 1, President Christina Paxson P ’19 announced to the community at the Brown University Community Council meeting Oct. 15. The takeover follows the release of a Johns Hopkins study ...


Metro Roundup, Oct. 15

Columbus statue vandalized on Indigenous People’s Day A statue of Christopher Columbus on the intersection of Elmwood and Reservoir avenues was painted red overnight Sunday, the Providence Journal reported. A sign that read “Stop Celebrating Genocide” accompanied the coated statue. This is the ...


University develops new programs to support PPSD

Amid efforts to define its contributions to public education in Providence, the University is working to channel its resources toward developing a new partnership program with designated Providence public schools, said President Christina Paxson P’19. “Brown has done a lot in education but it hasn’t ...


Design Catalyst grant program relaunches for 2019-20

In an effort to spur creativity within the local economy, Providence has re-launched the Providence Design Catalyst program to provide grant funding to small, design-oriented businesses. Design Catalyst has $185,000 in capital to distribute for the coming year in individual grants ranging from $10,000 ...


Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members. The plan, released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Sept. 5, includes building a bus tunnel underneath Washington Street, which runs between ...

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University cancels free drug testing service

Students will no longer have access to free drug testing on campus after the University canceled a service formerly offered by Students for Sensible Drug Policy. The University stopped the group’s drug testing program Sept. 20, after suspending the service last Spring Weekend  — the annual weekend-long ...

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