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Brown reaffirms dedication to inclusion

In recognition of many local, national and international issues impacting the Brown community, many gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to assert the University’s support and dedication to intersectionality. At the event, community members discussed the incidents of homophobic ...

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Brown Corporation extends Paxson’s term as president

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, unanimously voted to extend President Christina Paxson’s P’19 appointment by three years — until June 30, 2025. Paxson, who is currently serving in her eighth year as president, was already set to serve in the role for another two years. ...


Brown students canvas in NH Democratic primary

When Alison Swinth ’22 knocked on the front door of a modest home in the outskirts of Epping, New Hampshire, she was greeted by a man wearing nothing but a towel. “No, sorry, I’m a Trump supporter,” he said after glancing at her pamphlets. “And I’m about to have a shower.” Swinth, a member ...


Rhode Island considers bills to reduce plastic pollution

Two bills that aim to increase sustainability and reduce pollution from single-use plastics were heard by the Rhode Island House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Feb. 6. The first bill, 2020-H 7163, would prevent food service establishments from providing single-use plastic straws, unless ...


Elorza's State of the City describes ‘New Providence’

Chants of his name rang through City Halls as Mayor Jorge Elorza entered the Council Chambers to give this year’s State of the City address. In his following speech, which was received with equivalent enthusiasm to his entrance, Elorza focused primarily on improving infrastructure and education to ...

Science & Research

Annual Space Horizons conference convenes

This past weekend, experts from fields including Industrial Design, Aerospace Engineering, Theology and Planetary Science gathered with students in Hazeltine Commons. There, the 12th annual Space Horizons conference convened to contemplate how future journeys to space could help humanity save Earth. “I ...


U.S. Senate passes Save our Seas 2.0 Act

The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act, which was introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate Jan. 9. The bill aims to reduce the presence of plastic pollutants in waterways. The bill follows the success of the Save ...

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Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

Students gathered in front of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Saturday morning in support of student group Brown Divest’s demand that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine." Approximately 60 students watched as several speakers from ...


Rhode Island students take fight for civic education to courts

A group of Rhode Island students won an award for using their civic understanding to fight for civics education. The student activists, who are fighting for civic education in public schools, received the New England First Amendment Coalition’s 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award at NEFAC’s 10th ...

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164 students accept bids to Brown sororities

Following three intense rounds of recruitment, 164 undergraduate students accepted bids into one of the University’s four nationally recognized sororities Monday. Delta Gamma, which participated in its second formal recruitment since joining the University in 2018, welcomed 47 new members, the most ...

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