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EEP participants balance jobs, classes

Since 1999, the Employee Education Program has allowed full-time Brown employees to take college courses for degree programs or job-related development and has provided them with financial support. Programs offered include traditional classes at Brown and other institutions, distance learning and  ...

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GSC discusses unions, international student needs

At yesterday’s monthly meeting, the Graduate Student Council discussed various GSC initiatives, and members of the Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee shared updates on current union efforts. Since last year, SUGSE members have been bargaining for a contract for graduate ...

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UCS adds three referendums to elections ballot

At its general body meeting Wednesday evening, the Undergraduate Council of Students voted to add three referendums to the ballot of the upcoming UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Referendums can be proposed to the Council directly by any UCS member or by any undergraduate student who collects ...

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Future of Brown's edX online courses uncertain

Since the University partnered with an online platform that offers free courses to over 20 million users in May 2017, only five BrownX courses have been offered. At the start of the partnership with edX, the University was contractually obliged to offer at least 12 edX courses by the end of May 2020, ...

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Brown Professor tests negative for COVID-19

Onésimo Almeida MA’77 PhD’80 P’06, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, tested negative for COVID-19 coronavirus, after fears of exposure following a trip to Portugal during which he interacted with people who were diagnosed with COVID-19. The professor did test positive for the flu. University ...


Brown students react to Super Tuesday results

Voters in 14 states — from California to Maine — cast their ballots for their choice Democratic candidate March 3, when more than one third of all delegates for the Democratic National Convention were up for grabs on Super Tuesday. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) clinched California, Colorado, Vermont ...

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Brown sells 90 percent of fossil fuel investments

The University is in the process of selling all of its direct investments and managed funds that focus on fossil fuels, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a March 4 Today@Brown announcement. The letter also informed the community of the University’s new role as a founding partner of the Providence ...


Goncalves ’13 MA ’15 wins Ward 1 Democratic primary

John Goncalves ’13 MA’15 won the Democratic primary in Providence’s Ward 1 special election Tuesday by a wide margin. Goncalves, a 25-year resident of Ward 1, overcame challenges from Nick Cicchitelli, president of the Fox Point Neighborhood Association, and Anthony Santurri, owner of the Colosseum ...


Asthma impacts Providence kids’ daily lives

Dr. Sarah Rhoads MD’16 RES’20, a University practitioner who is a resident at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, has several tricks up her sleeve for helping children who come into the hospital with asthma exacerbations. When young patients’ exacerbations begin to subside, Rhoads asks them to blow ...


Mohamed Malim discusses nonprofit work in fashion industry

Social entrepreneur Mohamed Malim spoke at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday afternoon at the behest of the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies about how he strives to reframe the refugee narrative in the United States by spreading social awareness through fashion ...


Metro Recap: Reflections on Sanders’ 2016 Rhode Island win

The nation’s smallest state voted big for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on April 26, 2016. Winning 54.7 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 43.1 percent, Sanders emerged victorious in Rhode Island’s Democratic presidential primary even as Clinton scooped up wins in many neighboring ...

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