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Class of 2021 applicant profile

The University received a total of 32,699 applications for the class of 2021, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell. The number of applicants increased from last year’s applicant pool, which saw 32,280 students seek admission to the University for the class of 2020. This year’s applicant pool ...

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UCS launches staff appreciation Facebook page

Launched by the Undergraduate Council of Students at the end of February, the Celebrating Staff at Brown Facebook page highlights University staff members “who we interact with and who keep the University running” as part of an effort to show staff appreciation, said UCS treasurer Yuzuka Akasaka ...

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Depts. release new DDIAP spring courses

As the University’s academic departments released their own departmental diversity and inclusion action plans last fall, many mentioned new spring courses intended to build upon the goals set forth in the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan to increase faculty and student diversity ...

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Volpicello ’18 withdraws from UCS vice presidential race

Alex Volpicello ’18 withdrew from the Undergraduate Council of Students  vice presidential race Monday night, leaving Naveen Srinivasan ’19 to run uncontested for the position. The race for every UCS position is now uncontested, including the race for president, which is headed by Chelse-Amoy Steele ...

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Grammy-winning composer performs in jazz concert

Monty Alexander, a Grammy award winning composer, showed off his creative and eclectic jazz style at the 30th Annual Eric Adam Brudner ’84 Memorial Concert in Salomon Hall March 18. His band, the Harlem Kingston Express, played a setlist incorporating a range of pieces that featured genres from traditional ...

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U. hosts National Diversity Summit

After releasing its first annual report on the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the University hosted its biennial National Diversity Summit this weekend featuring a series of panels and breakout sessions designed to relay the importance of diversity and inclusion in higher education. Organized ...

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UCS, UFB candidates debate campus issues

Candidates running for executive positions for the Undergraduate Student Council and the Undergraduate Finance Board discussed a range of issues, including a possible raise in the student activities fee, staffing at the Title IX office and increased recruitment for both bodies, at a debate Sunday night. Chelse-Amoy ...

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UCS presidential candidate runs unopposed

Chelse-Amoy Steele ’18 will run uncontested for president of the Undergraduate Student Council while Naveen Srinivasan ’19 and Alex Volpicello ’18 will contend for the position of vice president, UCS announced Wednesday night. Yuzuka Akasaka ’18 and Aryan Chhabria ’18 vie for chair of the ...

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Nice Slice to close Thayer Street location

Local pizzeria Nice Slice on Thayer Street will permanently close its doors April 15, according to owner Al Read. The independent business made the announcement in a Facebook post the day of its 12th anniversary Tuesday. Nice Slice will turn what was supposed to be a second location at 767 Westminster ...


East Side bookstore to leave Wayland Square

For 21 years, Kristin Sollenberger has owned and operated Paper Nautilus, a secondhand bookstore at 5 South Angell St. On March 6, she received a letter from landlord Kenneth Dulgarian stating that Paper Nautilus’ lease will expire April 15 and is not up for renewal. Dulgarian did not disclose the ...

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Shetterly discusses history of ‘Hidden Figures’

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” gave the keynote address for Women’s History Month at the University March 13. The event was hosted by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and ...


Rhode Island bill seeks to limit conversion therapy

Conversion therapy, the controversial treatment concerned with the deliberate alteration of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity, has come under fire in the State Assembly of Rhode Island, where it is still a legal practice. To limit practice of the therapy, Rhode Island lawmakers  introduced ...

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Engineering students’ report spurs change in department

A group of students concentrating in engineering completed a Group Independent Study Project last spring, ultimately producing a 55-page report that proposed improvements for the department across four broad areas. The report identified problems in the areas of advising, community, curriculum and hands-on ...

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