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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 ...


Sea sponge study offers engineering insights

New research in a study conducted by Michael Monn GS and Assistant Professor of Engineering Haneesh Kesari revealed that the structure of the marine sponge Tethya aurantia demonstrates an impressive strength and inspires new connections between nature and engineering. Rods called strongloxea spicules ...

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Wintersession fosters study of niche topics

The University launched its Wintersession pilot this January, allowing students to explore one niche subject in the span of three to five weeks and offering  on-campus, online and destination courses across many disciplines. First generation students were well represented within Wintersession enrollment ...

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Brown to lease office space in Jewelry District

In December, the University announced that it will lease two floors of the future Innovation Center complex in the Jewelry District to house the School of Professional Studies. The building is currently under development by Wexford Science and Technology and is set to finish construction in roughly ...

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RISD student robbed of belongings at gunpoint

A Rhode Island School of Design student was robbed Friday at approximately 6 p.m., according to a community-wide email from the Department of Public Safety. The incident occurred near the intersection of Benefit and Meeting Street. While walking at night, the student was approached by three males, ...

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