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UCS meets with CAPS director, new UCS leaders

The Undergraduate Council of Students met with the newly hired Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek, introduced next year’s UCS executive members and discussed the decision by UCS executive candidates not to seek The Herald’s endorsement at the UCS general body meeting Wednesday ...

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CareerLAB launches LGBTQ+ career conference

In an effort to combat underrepresentation in the workplace, CareerLAB is making a concerted effort to reach out to students and alums identifying as people of color, first-generation and LGBTQ. CareerLAB hosted its first LGBTQ CareerCon in partnership with the LGBTQ Center Apr. 3 at the Faculty Club. Preceded ...

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Faculty members defend academic freedom

Faculty members voiced their support for inviting controversial speakers to campus during a general discussion about academic freedom. As part of the monthly faculty meeting, the roundtable discussion centered on concerns that some students fail to respect opposing points of views. Recent violent student ...

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Med students find success on Match Day

On March 17, fourth-year medical students at the Alpert Medical School found out where they would begin their careers. This year, approximately 94 percent —115 out of 122 — of fourth-year medical students were accepted into a residency program, said Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Glenn Tung, ...

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Middle East Studies hosts film series on displacement

Ursurla Biemann, a prominent Swiss video essayist, has been welcomed to Brown by the Middle East Studies Department as part of their year-long series of seminars, workshops and cultural activities surrounding the theme of “Displacement and the Making of the Modern World.” “Displacement is a global ...

The Setonian

Smith GS: Turning down the cacophony

Up until a few years ago, I began each day by reading the newspaper over morning coffee. It was a ritual I looked forward to — a pleasurable, orienting experience that left me feeling comfortable and ready to embrace the day. But these days, I do not feel this way at all when I open my laptop in Blue ...

The Setonian

March crime log reveals string of bicycle thefts

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Mar. 1 and Mar. 31, 2017. It does not include general service and alarm calls. The Providence Police Department also responds to incidents occurring off campus. DPS does not divulge information on ...

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Growth in financial aid budget declines

The University’s financial aid budget for the 2018 fiscal year increased to $122.1 million — a 1.3 percent increase from the 2017 fiscal year financial aid budget. Over the last eight years, the average annual financial aid budget increase has been 7.3 percent, 6 percent more than this coming year’s ...

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Trump spurs seniors to rethink career choices

As Washington puts forth policies that threaten and even demolish certain federal policies or agencies, some seniors are re-evaluating their career paths in fields like political science, education and environmental science, which have seen a shift in direction since President Trump took office. “I ...

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Anonymous financial aid gift expands RUE program

An anonymous donor’s 2015 gift of $15 million for the Resumed Undergraduate Education program should allow the program to grow in coming years, said Maitrayee Bhattacharyya, dean of the RUE Program and senior associate dean of diversity and inclusion. With the donation, $1 million will go toward the ...

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Orwa Mohammad ’20 details uncertain future

Over spring break, many students will return home to their families, but for Orwa Mohammad ’20, that option isn’t so simple. Home, for him, is Syria. As a Syrian citizen, Mohammad must complete a compulsory military service for two years. Next month, he will be required to return to Syria to serve, ...

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