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Students protest sexual assault at rally

Following Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony accusing United States Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault last Thursday, about 300 students gathered on the Main Green Saturday afternoon to rally in support of survivors of sexual assault. Organized by two first-year students, ...

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Atkins ’84 honored for innovative teaching

Brown alum Norman Atkins ’84 P’10 P’14 received a Heinz Award in the Human Condition category for his work on pioneering innovative teacher training models and improving learning outcomes for low-income students, according to the Heinz Awards’ website. The Teresa Heinz and Heinz Family Foundation ...

Science & Research

Students examine Russian disinformation campaign

Ethan Fecht ’20 and Jack Nassetta, a junior at the George Washington University, spent the summer analyzing over 850,000 tweets from Russia attempting to spread disinformation about Syria in the United States. This Russian strategy was launched through a number of fake Twitter accounts in an effort ...


Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

The Rhode Island unemployment rate is down to 4 percent for the month of August and closely trails the national August rate of 3.9 percent, according to a recent report released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. There are 8,900 more employed residents than there were exactly a year ago. “It’s ...

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Grad students struggle with off-campus housing

The ceiling leaks. In some areas, the floor is caving in. The house was not cleaned before Erica Meszaros GS moved in with her spouse, and her landlord ignores requests for maintenance and repairs. “I’ve been renting for a decade now — a number of different apartments in a number of different ...


Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

In the first televised debate of the gubernatorial election, incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo went head-to-head with Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent candidate Joe Trillo at Roger Williams University Sept. 27. Target 12 reporter Tim White and Eyewitness News reporter Ted Nesi moderated ...


Raimondo, Fung face four third-party challengers

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, four third-party candidates are challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo and her Republican opponent Cranston Mayor Allan Fung. A recent survey by WPRI/RWU found that 20 percent of R.I. voters are either backing an independent candidate or undecided. ...


Outdoor adventure store Denali camps out on Thayer

If you’re looking for a good coat for the impending winter, you will no longer have to go further than Thayer Street. The doors of the mountain-style clothing company Denali are open for business following a Sept. 15 launch party. “We supply people with knowledge and products to go on different ...

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University receives grant to fund master’s degrees

Doctoral students can continue to receive master’s degrees in the humanities through the “Open Graduate Education Program” following a $1.675 million, five-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, announced Sept. 17 in a University press release. The Open Graduate Education Program, initiated ...

Science & Research

VP of Research grows office’s influence

In the year since Professor of Mathematics Jill Pipher was named vice president for research, her office has undergone a series of developments including the creation of the Office for Industry Engagement and Commercial Venturing, headed by Executive Director Daniel Behr. Pipher has also participated ...

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Gubernatorial candidates set to debate Thursday evening

The first gubernatorial debate in the race for the Rhode Island State House will take place tomorrow at the Bristol campus of Roger Williams University. Incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo, Republican Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung and former Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Trillo, who is running as an ...

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Teach-in addresses hurricane response

While a torrential downpour drenched Providence yesterday afternoon, Angela Blanchard, president emerita of BakerRipley — a nonprofit that provides community programs in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast — held a teach-in at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to discuss ...

Science & Research

UTRA program to cover research costs

At the annual Summer Research Symposium in August, hundreds of students presented their work on topics from archeology to biomedical engineering, and roughly 85 percent of the presenters received Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards grants for their work. This year, the University introduced the ...

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Science & Research

Science & Research Roundup, Sept. 25

U. awarded grant to help expedite atom-level simulations Since atomic-level simulations are becoming more accurate and growing more complex, it takes more time for them to run their courses. Machine learning may be the key to speeding up these simulations by “magnitudes,” said Andrew Peterson, an ...


Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, Gov. Gina Raimondo has spearheaded college affordability with the proposed expansion of her key initiative, Rhode Island Promise. Her toughest opponent in the race, Republican Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, does not make a mention of the issue on his platform. ...

University News

Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill. Organized by the Inman Page Black Alumni Council with support from the Brown Alumni Association, the gathering offered an opportunity for alums to connect and reflect on the legacy ...


Hayes ’01 talks mass incarceration, policing

Chris Hayes ’01, author and host of the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” came back to his old stomping ground this weekend to talk about his new book and the current state of American politics. Hayes’s second book, “A Colony in a Nation,” attempts to tackle the U.S. criminal justice ...

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