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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 ...


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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WBRU board of directors seeks buyer as sales fall

The WBRU board of directors will seek a buyer for the radio station’s commercial license and assets, according to an email to WBRU alumni from the station’s General Manager Kishanee Haththotuwegama. The station hopes to shift its focus to a new form of “emerging media,” the email said. The ...

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New program sends students to D.C.

Brown students have had a front-row view of the turmoil on Capitol Hill over the last several weeks. The University’s new Brown in Washington program is giving seven students the opportunity to complete an internship and coursework in the nation’s capital, said Allen Hance, director of the program. The ...

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Staff climate survey prompts U. response

The results of the spring 2016 staff climate survey, which indicated that only 52 percent of respondents felt they were treated with respect by faculty, have prompted responses and re-evaluation of faculty-staff relations from the University and its individual academic departments. The senior managers ...

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Experts discuss effects of nuclear disaster

Though the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred six years ago, it carries lasting implications that remain today throughout Japan and around the world. On Thursday, Brown’s Japanese Cultural Association presented “The Politics of Uncertainty: Reassessing Japan After the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster,” ...

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RISD students gather to oppose recent vandalism

Rhode Island School of Design students and resident advisors gathered Wednesday night in front of Nickerson Hall to demonstrate their opposition to hateful acts that occurred on campus in the past week and a half. The first occurred the weekend of Feb. 18 and attracted national attention: A swastika ...


Political science professors contextualize global populism

The University cannot stop talking about President Trump. On Wednesday, Chair of Political Science Wendy Schiller and Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs Ashutosh Varshney dissected the rise of Trump within the context of national and global populist movements in their ...

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Watson Institute launches new political podcast

The voices of Brown’s most renowned scholars have broken out of the classroom and into the airwaves. As part of a larger effort to make research from scholars of different disciplines more accessible to the community, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched its podcast “Trending ...

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UCS proposes app to report sexual assault

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed new initiatives to combat sexual assault at their meeting Wednesday. Members proposed that the University start using an application called Callisto, which would allow students to report sexual assault through their phones. Community members also asked ...

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Mountain School overrepresented in admissions

When most students step on Brown’s campus for the first time as first years, they might know at most a handful of people, if any at all. Some, however, step on campus as part of a much larger community. Each year, the Mountain School, a selective semester-long program tucked away in the small, rural ...

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Diversity initiatives make strides in comedy scene

Noelle Austin ’18 made her Brown stand-up debut Tuesday night, but finding a space where she felt comfortable performing was not easy. Her set, part of a showcase hosted by Production Workshop, drew on “experiences that are not often conveyed in popular venues at Brown,” she said. “As a black ...

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