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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 ...

University News

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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Financial aid relieves Wintersession costs

The University’s pilot Wintersession program costs $6,278 per class for students, though around 75 percent of students received some sort of financial aid, said Dean of the College Maud Mandel. “The cost for one student’s Wintersession course is the cost of what they would be paying in their tuition ...

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Mosaic+ supports minority CS concentrators

Students of color studying computer science often feel underrepresented in their field, according to data from the National Science Foundation. The NSF found that only 18 percent of American students who receive bachelor’s degrees in computer science are non-white, while 36.4 percent of Americans ...

Science & Research

Scholars collaborate on fluid modeling problems

The Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics will focus its upcoming semester program on “Singularities and Waves in Incompressible Fluids,” gathering together researchers from across the country to tackle unsolved modeling problems involving phenomena like waves, bubbles ...


Sen. Whitehouse addresses controversial vote

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-RI spoke to a crowd of constituents Sunday night at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence, fielding the political concerns of Rhode Island’s largely democratic base and providing a field map for future resistance against President Donald Trump. Though Whitehouse ...

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Immigration ban prompts city protest

[gallery ids="2824338,2824339,2824340,2824341,2824343"] Fear, anxiety and outrage enveloped the Brown community Friday as Donald Trump signed an executive order that temporarily suspended the United States’ refugee program and banned immigration from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. ...


Brown community members join in Women’s March

Following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, members of the Brown community protested at the Women’s March on Washington and at sister rallies in cities around the world Jan. 21 and 22. The Women’s March began as a grassroots movement and grew to over 460 marches in the United States and ...


University defends fitness center dress code amid controversy

Two Rhode Island School of Design students recently reported that they had been asked to leave the Nelson Fitness Center for not complying with the dress policy because they were exposing their midriffs. The two women claim Brown’s dress policy is sexist and discriminatory toward women, while University ...

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Seven U. alums named to Forbes list

Seven Brown alumni — Gaurab Chakrabarti ’10, Rachel Hunter ’12, Noah Kraft ’09, Monica Rosenberg ’10, Matt Sacchet ’10, Evan Wallace ’12 and Cliff Weitzman ’16 — were named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list this year, chosen for their accomplishments in the fields of entrepreneurship, ...

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Title IX program officer steps down

Amanda Walsh stepped down Jan. 17 as Title IX program officer to take on a new career in the legal field, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a community-wide email Wednesday. During the transition, Liza Cariaga-Lo, vice president for academic development, diversity and inclusion, will serve ...


U. health care experts express concern over Obamacare repeal

Within hours of his inauguration, President Donald Trump set forth an executive order to roll back the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, potentially impacting thousands in Rhode Island. Now, doctors at the Alpert Medical School worry about what their patients stand to lose. If the health ...

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Engineering PhD student Carlos Bledt dies

Carlos Bledt GS, a PhD student in engineering, died earlier this week, wrote Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Medical Science Andrew Campbell and Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services Eric Estes in a community-wide email Thursday evening. There was no indication of foul play, ...

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UCS passes Campus Consent Bill

In a unanimous vote, the Undergraduate Council of Students passed the Campus Consent Bill at the council’s general body meeting Wednesday night. The bill dictates that every Category III student group must have at least one member of its executive board trained by the Sexual Assault Peer Education ...

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