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Course content impacted by political climate

As students grapple with the recent actions of President Donald Trump, professors too have found themselves adjusting, redoing courses and syllabuses to acknowledge the political tumult, which some say has created an unusual backdrop for learning and teaching experiences. Classes in the political science, ...

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Annenberg Institute searches for new director

In anticipation of its 25th anniversary in 2018, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform will hire a new director as it seeks to expand its mission to address inequalities in education. The main recommendations proposed in a plan called “The Annenberg Institute: A Road Map” build on the institute’s ...

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Online voting proposal wins BrownThink

Students and judges at the second annual BrownThink public policy competition analyzed and critiqued proposals addressing cybersecurity issues Saturday and Sunday. The event, hosted in the Joukowsky Forum of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, included panels with prominent leaders ...

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Project Interchange-sponsored trip draws criticism

In the wake of the United Nation’s condemnation of Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, 17 Brown students traveled to Israel and Palestine over winter break on a trip sponsored by Project Interchange. Project Interchange, a self-described “nonpartisan and apolitical” ...

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Swearer Center to house Carnegie Classification

The Swearer Center for Public Service aims to become a national leader in the field of community engagement by hosting the operations of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement — a designation that indicates a university’s exemplary service record — according to University administrators. As ...

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New year brings new changes to Sharpe Refectory

Students returning to campus this semester were met with an updated Sharpe Refectory after it underwent partial interior renovations over winter break. The University’s Department of Facilities Management, Bon Appetit Management Company and Brown University Dining Services worked together to design ...


Engineering undergraduates to launch satellite in 2018

Brown Space Engineering, an undergraduate student club, will launch its first satellite, EQUiSat, from the International Space Station Spring 2018. A ten centimeter cube weighing 1.3 kilograms, the satellite gets its name from one of the project’s most important missions: equality. The team hopes ...

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Stand-alone performing arts center to be built

After receiving approval from the Corporation, a new performing arts center is slated to be built in the next four years, said Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, vice president for planning and policy. The Corporation’s Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning will select an architect for the center, ...


Town hall crowd urges RI congressmen to resist Trump

Severe weather conditions did not stop hundreds from gathering at Sunday’s town hall meeting at East Providence High School. Rhode Islanders gathered to discuss ongoing issues affecting the Ocean State with Democratic R.I. Congressmen Sen. Jack Reed, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin ...

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Perez ’83 runs for DNC chair to revitalize party

With the election for chair of the Democratic National Committee occurring at the end of the month, Democrats are rallying behind leaders who they hope can revive the party, including Thomas Perez ’83 P’18, former U.S. secretary of labor. Perez is looking to be elected as chair to strengthen the ...


Angela Davis discusses importance of activism

Angela Davis, author, educator and lifetime activist captivated at least 600 students, faculty and community members Friday evening with a discussion on prison reform, race relations and gender equality. Through her impassioned lecture, Davis shed brilliance on topics ranging from Black Lives Matter ...

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UCS briefed on proposed DIAP course designation

The University may soon abandon its Diverse Perspectives in Liberal Learning course designation in favor of a new “Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan” designation, announced Dean of the College Maud Mandel and Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum Besenia Rodriguez ’00 at the Undergraduate Council ...


Indigenous people rights activists protest DAPL

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would resume construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, indigenous organizers, tribal leaders and Providence community members protested the controversial pipeline in front of Citizens Bank Wednesday Feb. 8. Demonstrators argued that the ...


Scientists measure well-being through words

Ever wonder how much happiness a word contains? Data can be used to study aspects of our lives that people may have not previously thought possible — even the type of emotion that our words convey. Such applications are the focus of the conference sponsored by the University’s new Data Science Initiative. Chris ...

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U. hosts dialogue on Trump’s policies

A conservative and a liberal came together Tuesday to share their perspectives of President Donald Trump in what interviewed students called a “startlingly civil conversation.” Hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs in a packed Metcalf Auditorium, the discussion between ...

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U. makes efforts to expand veteran admissions

The University has implemented a number of measures in order to increase veteran admittance as current student veterans continue to build a community on campus. Most recently, the Office of Admission announced Jan. 11 that it would waive the application fee and guarantee a phone interview for all “U.S. ...

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