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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. ...


Immigration ban disrupts services for RI refugees

One hundred refugees were expected to arrive in Rhode Island by this October, prior to President Donald Trump’s executive order, said Jessica Barry, director of development and communications at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, an agency that helps to resettle refugees. Signed Jan. ...

Science & Research

New lab studies emotional decision-making

How does morality work in the brain? How do we choose between altruism and self-interest? These are questions that the new multidisciplinary FeldmanHall Lab seeks to answer. What started in August 2016 with the arrival of Oriel FeldmanHall, assistant professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological ...

The Setonian

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 ...

The Setonian

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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