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OIDI launches fellowship program for staff members

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion launched its inaugural Administrative Fellows Program, with a group of six staff members starting the program January. The fellowship seeks to strengthen a “talented and diverse” staff by providing members with access to professional development ...

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Freedom of speech talk stirs debate

Debate is what Geoffrey Stone, professor of law at the University of Chicago, came to the University to encourage, and debate is what he got. In a lecture at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Friday, Stone discussed the importance of fostering an environment that encourages free ...

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Local high school students robbed, assaulted

Two high school students were assaulted and robbed on the corner of Thayer St. and Angell St. Friday afternoon at 1:26 p.m., according to a community-wide email from the Department of Public Safety. One of the students was robbed of their cellphone by a group of unidentified young men wearing sweatshirts, ...


Corporation grants Paxson second five-year term

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, granted President Christina Paxson P’19  a second five-year term Thursday, extending her tenure to 2021. “The support for President Paxson was unanimous — there was never a thought of not renewing (her) contract,” said Chancellor Samuel ...

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Will Meek named CAPS director, effective in March

Will Meek, current assistant director of counseling and training at the University of Portland Health and Counseling Center, will join Brown as the new director of counseling and psychological services, effective March 20. In his role at the University of Portland, Meek was key in decreasing the stigma ...


Student curates U.’s first zine collection

On Feb. 1, Malana Krongelb ’18 unveiled a zine collection that she had spent over a year curating to members of the Brown community. The collection, which will be stored in the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, features hundreds of zines covering topics ranging from gender identity exploration to do-it-yourself ...


Elorza gives State of City address

Heading into the third year of his first term, Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his annual State of the City address Wednesday, making note of the various accomplishments and benchmarks reached during his time in office. “I stand before you today … with the message that we are building for the long ...

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U. aims to reduce burden of summer earnings

The University’s Summer Earnings Expectation is a continuous topic of debate on campus. While the administration has tried to lessen the burden of the SEE through increased access to compensated summer programs, students still protest against its role in financial aid packages. A student who receives ...

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Science & Research

Study illustrates U. class disparities

Students from the top 1 percent of the national income distribution attended Brown at roughly the same proportion as students from the bottom 60 percent from 2006 to 2013, according to a new study from the Equality of Opportunity Project titled “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational ...


RI education leaders speak out against DeVos nomination

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could seriously impact education in Rhode Island by privatizing public education or cutting federal grants used to help students pay for higher education, some advocates of federally-funded public eduation fear. DeVos “is interested ...


Despite concern, liquefaction facility plans move forward

Updated on January 31, 2017 at 12:50 p.m. National Grid is waiting to receive its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate, which will give the company permission to proceed with plans to install a natural gas liquefaction facility at its Fields Point site. After filing for a FERC certificate ...

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New seminar explores first-generation experience

This spring, Professor of Sociology Gregory Elliott is unveiling a new sophomore seminar, SOC 1872G: “First-Generation College Students: A Sociological Perspective.” The seminar examines the structural forces that impact first-generation students and their ability to succeed in college. The seminar ...

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U. fundraising continues ahead of schedule

The BrownTogether campaign has raised $1.25 billion in gifts and pledges — about 40 percent of a $3 billion goal — in over a year since its launch in October 2015, said President Christina Paxson P’19. Fundraising has been concentrated into four different areas: $278 million has been raised for ...

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