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Endowment reaches record high of $4.2 billion

The University’s endowment grew to a record high $4.2 billion with $467 million in investment gains for the 2019 fiscal year, according to documents from the Investment Office.  In FY 2019, the endowment had a return of 12.4 percent, which more than doubled its aggregate benchmark of 5.8 percent. ...

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Military-affiliated students move into new lounge

The student lounge within New Dorm A, a space that previously served the Global Brown Center for International Students, was reclassified this summer for use by the Office of Military-Affiliated Students due to limited space for student-centered organizations. The GBC moved out of the lounge after learning ...


I-195 Commission approves Fane Tower design

After hearing Providence residents testify about the luxury development project Fane Tower, the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission voted to approve the tower design released Monday. The commission also approved three waivers to zoning laws, which the design plan required. If constructed, the tower ...

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UCS holds internal elections for three positions

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected the chair of the Student Activities Committee, the UCS-Undergraduate Finance Board liaison and a UFB representative at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard also heard student ...

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University to redirect gifts from Sackler family foundation

The University has begun redirecting donations from the Sackler family’s organization, La Fondation Sackler, to Rhode Island charities that support treatment for opioid addiction. Brown’s senior leadership decided to redirect over $1 million in gifts from the foundation over concerns about the “extensive ...

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Sharpe Refectory cools down with new A/C

A bustling kitchen has always been typical for Sharpe Refectory dining staff as they prepare meals for the students who pass through each day. But the chefs in the kitchen on a September morning — meticulously frosting carrot cake and braising chicken — remarked on how much had changed in just one ...


University proposes ‘green wall’ for local residents

University representatives presented a plan to build a “green wall” on the south end of the Erickson Athletic Complex to members of the Stimson Ave. Neighborhood Association during a meeting Wednesday night. The plan suggests turning an existing path next to Dexter Wall, which runs between Nelson ...

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Grassroots activists, politicians talk gun violence

In 2015, artist Scott Lapham walked into a sporting store in Rhode Island to take a 20-question true-or-false test that “any 10 year old could study for,” he said. One week and $400 later, he walked out with an AR-15. That’s all it took to get a “literal weapon of war” in Rhode Island, a state ...

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Fund provides students aid for event, food costs

Students can now receive financial assistance to cover tickets to student-run events and food at off-campus conferences through the Event Assistance Fund, which the Undergraduate Finance Board launched as a pilot last spring. UFB expects the fund to be particularly helpful for students who may have ...


Student loan bill of rights protects R.I. borrowers

In February 2019, Roger Williams Law School alum Kara Humm visited the office of Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, to tell him about the “uphill battle” she’d been fighting for five years against her student loan servicing company. Three days later, her servicing company denied her loan forgiveness, which ...

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U.S. ambassador to Philippines speaks at Watson

U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, Sung Kim P’22, spoke about the importance of U.S. involvement and foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific during a forum titled “Old Friends, New Frontiers” at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Tuesday. Before entering the field of diplomacy, ...

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