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Faculty vote to extend first-year orientation

Faculty voted unanimously to approve a two-day extension of the University’s first-year orientation program during the first monthly faculty meeting of the year Tuesday. The extension will take effect as a pilot program for academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. In previous years, move-in day, which ...


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RIDE announces new PPSD superintendent

After a months-long search for a turnaround Superintendent of the Providence Public School District, Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Jan. 27 that Harrison Peters would be filling the role. Peters’ hiring is a critical step in the Rhode Island Department of Education’s ...


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University News

Watson senior fellows to lead study groups

Three new senior fellows at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will lead study groups on issues in American society and global politics this semester. The non-credit study groups feature former U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India Menaka Guruswamy, ...


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Iowa Caucus precinct at Brown splits delegates

Ten Iowans sat in an auditorium waiting to caucus Monday night. But unlike tens of thousands of registered voters in the Hawkeye State, they were over 1,000 miles away from their home. MacMillan Hall hosted its first satellite Iowa Caucus, welcoming voters, observers and campaign supporters. After about ...


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Durk’s moves away from College Hill

Thayer Street restaurant Durk’s Bar-B-Q closed its doors on Dec. 22, marking the end of the establishment’s three-year run on College Hill. The restaurant’s management decided to move to downtown Providence in order to be accessible to more customers, Stefanie Carr, managing partner of Durk’s, ...


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Science & Research

Coronavirus prompts Brown travel advisory to China

In light of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, the University responded by advising students and faculty on travel and health precautions, preparing University health care providers to address the virus and reassuring the community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ...


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Three Brown Alums awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 spot

Three recent Brown alums were included in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Hip-hop educational platform creator and CEO Austin Martin ’17, health-conscious hard seltzer company co-founder and CEO Nico Enriquez ’16 and multimedia journalist Emily Kassie ’14  were all honored for their entrepreneurial ...


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Activists protest Chase Bank’s ties to fossil fuels

Protesters waved colorful signs — painted with messages like “protect the lungs of the planet” and “defund fossil fuels” — outside Chase Bank’s Thayer Street location Friday. The sound of chants and songs filled the air as mid-day traffic slowed, some drivers honking and waving their hands ...


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Summit highlights barriers created by court fines, fees

Over 100 attorneys, state government workers, community members and local advocates came together at a summit Friday to discuss how court fines and fees hinder the formerly incarcerated from successful reentry into society. The summit, entitled “Worth the Cost? Or Impediment to Reentry, Rehabilitation ...


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University News

Students express concerns in UCS fall poll

The Undergraduate Council of Students shared the results of its annual Fall Poll today in an email sent to all undergraduate students. Financial burdens, mental health issues and increased control of the University’s gift acceptance and investment policies emerged as the highest priorities, according ...


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University News

Drugs, war inextricably tied, Watson panel says

Six drugs — cocaine, tobacco, opium, amphetamines, alcohol and caffeine. In “Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs,” Peter Andreas, professor of international studies and political science and professor of international and public affairs, details how these six drugs have sparked, fueled ...


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Sunrise Members confront state house speaker

At the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Speaker of the House Nicholas Mattiello (D-Cranston) was holding a fundraiser when a group of students from the Sunrise Movement Providence started to sing. The student protesters, who work to promote environmental justice and stop the climate crisis, decided to interrupt ...


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Metro

New solar panels power RIPTA buses

Thirty-three buses from the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority system have been equipped with solar panels from the Warwick-based company eNow. The panels serve to power the buses’ batteries and to prolong battery life, according to RIPTA Director of Public Affairs Barbara Polichetti. During fall ...


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University News

Watson launches documentary initiative

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress this semester, a program designed to emphasize social issues and inspire students to explore filmmaking with renowned media practitioners. The initiative, which ...


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University News

UCS elects two students to UFB at first meeting

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected Claire Brown ’22 and Kushagra Agarwal ’22 to fill two vacancies on the Undergraduate Finance Board at its first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening. Brown and Agarwal ran alongside Amienne Spencer-Blume ’23 and Benjamin Kilimnik ...


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