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Spring 2017 Poll Results and Methodology

Matthew Brownsword / Herald 1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as president of the University? 11.0% Strongly approve 42.9% Somewhat approve 33.8% No opinion 11.7% Somewhat disapprove 0.7% Strongly disapprove 2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the ...

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Professor talks intersection of Trump, Islamophobia

“How do we tell the story of Islamophobia, … and how do we tell the story of Trumpism?” asked Nancy Khalek, associate professor of religious studies, as she opened her talk, “Islam, Islamophobia, and Teaching ‘Difficult Subjects’ in the Age of Trumpism” Monday afternoon in the Joukowsky ...

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New restaurants to come to Thayer Street

While the recently announced departure of Thayer Street staples like Nice Slice, Rockstar and Johnny Rockets may have been a blow to the College Hill community, director of the Thayer Street District Management Authority Donna Personeus confirmed that the blow may be softened by the establishment of ...

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U. addresses academic code violations

Although measures have been taken to reduce academic code violations, the numbers remain high, with over 50 percent of violations occurring in the computer science department, said Thomas Doeppner, associate professor of computer science and co-chair of the standing committee on the Academic Code that ...

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First-year dorms to undergo renovations

Following the renovations of Perkins Hall and Barbour Hall last summer, the Office of Residential Life will be renovating first-year residence halls Emery, Woolley, Morris and Champlin and upper-year halls Young Orchard #2, #4, and #10 this summer. In the past six years, Residential Life has focused ...

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Trevor Noah announced as Lecture Board speaker

Trevor Noah will speak at the University April 30, Brown Lecture Board announced Monday. Noah, a South African writer, comedian and television host, is best known for his work as host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. In November 2016, Noah released his first book, “Born a Crime: Stories from ...


Bootstrap launches data science course

As the world becomes increasingly data-oriented, one faculty-developed program aims to provide high school students with tools to understand and analyze the role of data. Bootstrap, a K-12 computer science curriculum, has recently launched a data science program, adding a fifth course to Bootstrap’s ...

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Aravind Elangovan '17 dies

Aravind Elangovan ’17 died April 12, his sister Darla Elangovan wrote in an email to The Herald. Elangovan’s body was discovered floating in Golden Ponds in his hometown of Longmont, Colorado Wednesday. Police received a report that a body was floating about 10 feet from the pond’s shore, and ...

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Brown encourages diversity in international programs

Last month, from Mar. 13 to 17, the Office of International Programs launched a series of workshops to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to study abroad. The week-long workshop series, titled “A Series in Conversations: Study Abroad and Me,” focused on how disability, sexuality, spirituality, ...

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Brown celebrates second annual Class Week

Brown is celebrating its first-generation, low-income student community through Class Week at Brown, which is taking place Apr. 10 to Apr. 15 and was planned and presented by student group QuestBridge Scholars at Brown. Class Week, which began in 2016, occurs annually and features events intended to ...

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Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

One of the most highly abused types of drugs in the United States is not bought on the street — it is prescribed by a doctor. This is what Perri Peltz ’82 P’19 set out to illuminate in her new documentary “Warning: This Drug May Kill You,” which premiered in Sayles Hall April 12. The movie ...

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