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University releases first DIAP progress report

The University released its first annual Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan report Thursday, discussing its progress on diversity and inclusion initiatives, Liza Cariaga-Lo, vice president for academic development, diversity and inclusion, announced in a community-wide email. Total spending for the ...


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Nonprofit ‘Choices’ emphasizes inclusivity, accessibility

The Choices Program, a nonprofit that develops school curricula with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, has emphasized increased community outreach and diversity in content in the wake of the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Since 1988, Choices has worked ...


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Todd Stern discusses future of climate, energy policy

“Don’t give up and don’t be resigned” in the fight against climate change, said Todd Stern, former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change in his Distinguished Speakers Series lecture Wednesday. The fight against climate change should not be viewed as a burden but as an opportunity, Stern said, ...


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Students introduce anti-trafficking act

Students from unBUYnd, an anti-human-trafficking advocacy group, drafted the Rhode Island Transparency in Supply Chains Act to restrict corporations from importing goods produced by coerced, trafficked or child labor. The bill was introduced to the Rhode Island General Assembly by District 1 Rep. Edith ...


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Lois Lowry discusses past novels, current pursuits

Author Lois Lowry spends her days with her Tibetian Terrier, Alfie, looking out over her bird feeder in Felmouth, Maine. Lowry, 80 next month, sits by her laptop, where she still writes children’s novels. After 40 years, Lowry has written a number of notable books including “The Giver” series, ...


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Faculty discusses community outreach

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke outlined University responses to President Trump’s most recent immigration ban and the suspension of premium processing for H-1B visas at the faculty meeting Tuesday. Locke also presented the budget for fiscal year 2018, and faculty members ...


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DPS crime log reveals multiple cases of winter larceny

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Dec. 13, 2016 and Mar. 6, 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 ...


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Swearer appoints two community practitioner fellows

Claire Andrade-Watkins stares out the window of her car, parked at the corner of Planet and South Main streets. The Cable Car Cinema and Cafe in front of her used to be the heart of the thriving Cape Verdean community she called home. But the Fox Point neighborhood she sees before her — the same space ...


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New Latinx House to offer student housing

Updated on March 7, 2017 at 8:41 p.m.  The Office of Residential Life has introduced a new housing option for students next semester: Latinx House. Plans for the house started as a conversation at a December Brown University Latinx Council meeting about Spanish House located in Machado. Many Latinx ...


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Watson celebrates 25th anniversary

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016, highlighting its evolution from a relatively unknown internationally focused program to a prominent institute, said Provost Richard Locke, director of the Watson Institute from 2013 to 2015. Looking toward ...


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Rhode Island increases efforts to tackle high probation rate

The Rhode Island Senate passed a package of reforms Feb. 2 with aims to improve the state’s probation and parole system, one of the country’s worst. While Rhode Island’s incarceration rate remains one of the lowest in the United States, its probation rate is the second highest, with 24,000 people ...


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BEP hosts women empowerment conference

Brown Entrepreneurship Program hosted the first intercollegiate women’s empowerment conference — called Women Empowered at Brown — Saturday. The conference introduced students to female leaders through small workshops and lectures. The conference was organized by Antonia Alvarez ’19, Abby Neuschatz ...


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Lecture series urges civic engagement

“What do I do now if I don’t agree with what is coming from our administration? How can I make change?” These are the questions students have been asking themselves after the election of President Trump, said Emerson Wells ’18, a workshop coordinator for the Swearer Center for Public Service’s ...





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