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Graduate students consider potential unionization

Polling stations for the graduate student unionization election opened Wednesday, giving eligible students the chance to decide after years of conversation whether or not to unionize. Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees has played a key role in these conversations over the past two years, pushing ...


Hope Point Tower moves closer to zoning approval

The Providence City Council voted to approve a change in city height ordinances for the Hope Point Tower Project Thursday night. The Council will need to vote one more time on the issue before it goes to Mayor Jorge Elorza’s desk for final approval. Even with initial height approval, the I-195 Redevelopment ...

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Fall 2018 Herald poll results

Fall 2018 poll results can be found here.    Do you approve or disapprove of the way Christina Paxson is handling her job as the president of the University? 15.2% Strongly approve 37.8% Somewhat approve 7.5% Somewhat disapprove 1.6% Strongly disapprove 37.8% No opinion Do you approve or disapprove ...

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Joseph Meisel named University Librarian

The University appointed former Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel as University Librarian following his two-month stint as the interim librarian. The University Librarian is responsible for approximately 125 staff members, the allocation of the library’s budget and the consolidation of information resources. ...

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UCS briefed on CAPS initiatives

At the Undergraduate Council of Students’ weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek spoke on efforts to make CAPS’ services more accessible to the student body. When Meek assumed his role in spring 2017, CAPS had “just launched” ...

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Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

The University is currently predicting a $5.4 million deficit for the 2019 fiscal year based on conservative estimates of revenue, said Provost Richard Locke P’18 at a University Resources Committee forum Wednesday. But this estimate does not guarantee that the University will be in debt at the end ...

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U. professors weigh in on significance of midterms

Last Tuesday’s midterm elections saw the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, while Republicans are projected to increase their majority in the Senate by one to two seats. Exact results are still being tallied, and updates since Election Day have improved voter margins for Democrats, ...

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Early decision applications surge for Class of 2023

Dean of Admission Logan Powell presented statistics on the early decision applicants for the class of 2023 in light of the University’s Nov. 1 deadline at yesterday’s Brown University Community Council meeting. Many trends are “beginning to take place because of Brown Promise,” an initiative ...


R.I. gun safety working group to inform governor's decisions

The October findings of Gov. Gina Raimondo’s Working Group for Gun Safety — the 43-member collective that worked to study gun violence in Rhode Island for over six months — are informing many of the Governor’s conversations in preparation for the start of the January legislative session, wrote ...


Former diplomat talks U.S.-China relations

“It used to be a lot of fun to talk about U.S.-China relations, … but now here we are,” joked Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs Chas Freeman during his talk at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night. During his lecture, Freeman highlighted the complexity ...


Teas and Javas closes in Wayland Square

Teas and Javas, a cafe launched by Alex and Ani Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Rafaelian, closed its Wayland Square location Oct. 11. The cafe will be replaced by Bar and Board Bistro, also owned by Rafaelian, in early 2019. Teas and Javas opened its first-ever location at Wayland Square in 2012 and ...

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R.I. elected officials talk future of Dem. Party

After the midterm elections turned the House of Representatives blue, Rhode Island’s Democratic Congressmen say they are hopeful that their party is positioned for success in 2020. Recently re-elected officials Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D-R.I., Rep. David Cicilline ’83 D-R.I. and Rep. Jim Langevin ...

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Former president of Mexico delivers talk

As Former President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo spoke on globalism and contemporary politics as part of the 89th Ogden Lecture series in Salomon Hall Monday night, he explained that “this episode of American mercantilism can hardly have a happy ending simply because it has been launched on many wrong ...

Science & Research

Researchers explore method to make metals stronger

As research in engineering leads to advancements in design, technology and methods, scientists strive to strengthen materials. University researchers recently analyzed the benefits of gradient nanotwin boundaries — tiny linear divisions with identical structures on either side — in certain metals, ...

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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

The University’s Department of Facilities Management will oversee Project Tampon, a program to distribute free menstrual products in bathrooms on campus, wrote Paul Armas, assistant vice president of facilities operations, in an email to The Herald. Armas’ confirmation follows  a long-term effort ...

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University receives official re-accreditation

The University officially received re-accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education last month, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Today@Brown announcement Oct. 31. The process included an evaluation by an outside team of accreditors last spring and an extensive self-study ...

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