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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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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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University News

Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown dies

Professor of Medical Science Michael McKeown died Dec. 21 after complications of Alzheimer’s Disease, wrote Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences Jack Elias in a community-wide email Friday. McKeown received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and was a National Science Foundation fellow at ...


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U. accepts 22 percent of early decision applicants

Updated Dec. 15 at 11:35 p.m. The University accepted 22 percent of its early decision applicants to the class of 2021, offering spots to 695 students — the largest number of students ever admitted early decision.   The accepted applicants were chosen from the University’s largest early decision ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: Nov. 28, 2016

‘Anti-American professors’ A conservative nonprofit group called Turning Point USA recently started a project called “Professor Watchlist,” a list of about 200 college professors deemed “anti-American” by the organization. The project aims to “expose and document college professors who ...


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University News

UCS launches two staff appreciation initiatives

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed two new initiatives focused on student-worker relations at its meeting Wednesday night. “The workers on campus play a very large role in student life and student happiness,” said Viet Nguyen ’17, UCS president. “But there is often this divide ...


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Departments compete for funding in talent search

Since administrative changes last year, the University has engaged in deeper discussions and negotiations with departments in their quests for funding. Departments across the sciences and humanities compete for resources that allow them to strengthen their programs, expand into new fields and attract ...


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This Week in Higher Ed: October 4, 2016

Harvard and its endowment Harvard reported a $2 billion loss on its endowment, a steep drop for the nation’s richest university, according to an article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Though Harvard still commands an endowment of $35.7 billion, the university received sharp criticism ...


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Evans ’14 builds app for inspirational messages

Drawing on his experiences at Brown, Jordan Evans ’14 created Buoy, a mobile application designed to provide Brown students with a source of daily encouragement. The app made its debut Sept. 22. Buoy was created with the essence of its name in mind: “As a verb, buoy means to cause to become cheerful, ...


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Sports

AOTW: Chow ’19 lifts Bears over Rhode Island in overtime

Sitting at .500 with its first Ivy League matchup just seven days away, the men’s soccer team hoped to take the win over local rival University of Rhode Island Saturday to build momentum heading into a very important week. Bruno (5-3) did just that, edging URI (3-6-1) 2-1. The victory was powered ...


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With GELT grants, students learn by immersion

In just a few weeks, 12 students will be standing in the middle of a Greek colonial site — Empúries — founded in 575 B.C. in Spain, where they will examine artifacts as part of their fieldwork, said Peter Van Dommelen, professor of archaeology and anthropology. During reading period, the members ...


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Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73 to retire this year

After more than 10 years at Brown, Dean of Admission Jim Miller ’73 will retire later this year, Provost Richard Locke wrote in a community-wide email Tuesday. Miller has worked in financial aid and admissions for the last four decades across several universities, including Harvard and Bowdoin College. ...


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