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Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism. The conversation addressed the impact of race and racism on historical thought and the complexity ...


Mayor vetoes proposed zoning change for tower

After several public hearings and a litany of high-profile City Council committee votes, Mayor Jorge Elorza vetoed a height ordinance change for the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower Friday afternoon. The decision from Elorza comes a little more than a week after the City Council approved the tower ...

Science & Research

Researchers design new brain implant

Researchers have shown that an experimental brain implant allows individuals with paralysis to control a cursor on a tablet computer. The study marks another step toward the group’s ultimate goal of restoring forms of communication to individuals with neurological impairments, said Krishna Shenoy, ...

University News

Admission forms group examining access to Brown

The Admission Office formed a working group focused on expanding access to the University for first-generation and low-income students, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell. The working group emerged from discussions between the Admission Office, the Undergraduate Council of Students and student ...


R.I. Speaker of House receives student criticism

Rhode Island House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s close win in the November election this month could reflect a larger divide within the Democratic party between progressive and moderate party members. A Democrat from Cranston, Mattiello has often been criticized for being too conservative. Mattiello ...

University News

U. Dems, Republicans reach across aisle

Leaders from Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans reached across the aisle to discuss key U.S. policy issues during a panel hosted by the student group No Labels at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night. Titled “Our America: A Discussion with Brown Democrats and Brown ...

University News

UCS committee aims to increase transparency

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates from its Communications Committee at its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening. The Communications Committee was established this year, and though a lot of their work is “very structural and internal … we believe (it) will benefit the school ...


State continues marijuana legalization debate

States neighboring Rhode Island are going green — and not only as a result of environmental concerns. The first recreational dispensaries in Massachusetts opened Nov. 20 to long lines spilling out of their doors. Connecticut’s governor-elect, Ned Lamont, has been outspoken about his support for ...

University News

Rhea Stark ’18.5 earns Rhodes Scholarship

Rhea Stark ’18.5 was awarded a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 17, one of the most highly regarded international fellowship awards. Stark, along with 31 other award recipients from the United States, will pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University beginning October 2019. Stark is the 56th student ...

University News

University offers video testimonial to applicants

Starting this fall the University is offering prospective students the option to submit a video testimonial in place of the traditional alumni interview as part of their application. The video testimonial aims to lighten the volume of requested alumni interviews and to give students the chance to have ...

University News

Student elections process varies across Ivy League

In early March, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Elections Board held information sessions for prospective candidates to fill the council’s highest positions. By the end of the month, Shanzé Tahir ’19 had been elected president of UCS, a body that “strives to actively and authentically ...

University News

Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

The Undergraduate Finance Board published its first budget report Nov. 21, which provided an overview of how it expects to allocate approximately $2.2 million dollars in the 2018-19 academic year. UFB is an elected body of 12 undergraduates in charge of distributing the revenue raised through the student ...

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Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

The soft launch of Van Wickle Ventures, a new student-run venture fund that invests in Brown- and Rhode Island School of Design-affiliated companies, is currently underway, according to Co-founders Sophie Starck ’20 and John Diorio ’20. The fund partners with the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship ...


Legal sports betting begins in R.I.

Just outside Lincoln, slot machines glittered and chirped as gamers clutched Cash Out Vouchers and roamed around the halls. The new flat screen TVs flashed sports statistics and spreads as bookies prepared to accept the first ceremonial wagers. This was the scene at the Twin River Casino Monday as legal ...

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