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Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records. Behind the building’s plain-looking door, the University’s original charter from 1764, a royal decree signed by King George ...


Panelists advocate for local farming

If there’s one thing Mark Phillips, a local farmer, knows best, it’s how to grow a head of lettuce. As a hydroponic farmer, he uses a nutrient-dense solution, which allows him to yield more produce with less water and fertilizer than typical farming methods. He and his business partner, Katherine ...


Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is expecting an overwhelming number of emergency mail ballots — maybe more than it can handle — during the next general election. Since 2011, the number of emergency mail ballots has increased dramatically due to changes in state law that made them easier to obtain. ...


Autonomous vehicles begin on-route testing in Providence

The future of robots and self-driving cars is dawning on Rhode Island as the state begins on-route testing for the Little Roady Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project, which was detailed to community members at an informational meeting Monday night. The one-year long pilot project, run by the Rhode Island ...


Wow Air strands spring breakers

When Hans Lei ’21 and Hyun Choi ’21 woke up Thursday morning in Iceland, they had plans to spend their last days of spring break seeing glaciers and ice caves before heading back to Providence the following Saturday. Traveling with six other University students, Lei and Choi expected the tail end ...

University News

University suspends terminal master's in history

The University will no longer offer terminal master’s degrees in history beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The decision came after the University compared its single-year program with longer, thematically-focused options at peer institutions and determined its degree program was not robust enough. The ...

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Paxson opposes divestment referendum

Following the release of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board election results Thursday night, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote a letter to the Brown community Friday, articulating her opposition to a divestment referendum on the ballot. The referendum called ...


Shake Shack shakes up Thayer

Shake Shack finally opened its doors to the public Wednesday morning following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Shake Shack team members and the owners of 249 Thayer St. The ceremony took place in front of an ever-growing line of customers waiting for their first ...

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Zhou ’20 elected UCS president

Updated 2:30 a.m. March 22, 2019. William Zhou ’20 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Julian De Georgia ’20 was chosen as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s elections, announced Elections Board Co-Chairs Katie Barry ’19 and Kathryn Stack ’19 ...

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Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

As Hollywood embraces social change through movements like Time’s Up, those same shifting tides will bring young, diverse and empowering stars to the University’s campus as part of the annual Ivy Film Festival Apr. 8-14. André Leon Talley GS ’72, the former editor-at-large of Vogue, will open ...

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BrownTogether reaches $2 billion milestone

The University’s BrownTogether fundraising campaign recently surpassed a $2 billion fundraising milestone in its push to reach $3 billion by 2022. So far, over 56,000 people have donated to the campaign, which launched publicly in 2015, wrote Associate Vice President for Advancement Communications ...

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Community mourns Christchurch victims

Members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green together under the night sky Thursday, candles lit in their hands, to mourn the Muslims who were killed during the New Zealand shooting last week. The vigil was organized by the Brown Muslim Students Association, Brown-RISD Muslim Chaplaincy ...

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Paxson speaks on national admissions scandal

President Christina Paxson P ’19 assured community members that the University was not involved in the national college admissions scandal during yesterday’s Brown University Community Council Meeting. The BUCC also discussed the University’s plans for new facilities and increased sustainability ...

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Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

Gov. Gina Raimondo reached a deal last Friday to extend the state’s contract with consulting firm and private contractor Deloitte to maintain oversight of RI Bridges, Rhode Island’s recently updated public-benefits computer system, previously known as the United Health Infrastructure Project. This ...


Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

In a new deck of playing cards that aims to solve Rhode Island’s cold cases, the four traditional suits have a new twist — each card features red text with the words “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE.” Launched by local detectives and available for purchase, each card features bolded red text above a photo ...

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