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Interfaith vigil mourns Tree of Life victims

Following the recent mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered in an interfaith vigil outside the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island headquarters Monday evening. Impassioned Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders led prayers and disavowed hateful ...

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Report suggests combining Watson concentrations

Last April, the Office of the Dean of the College led a review of the three undergraduate concentrations affiliated with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The eventual report produced by the committee recommended changes to the programs’ structures, curricula and advising ...

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Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

Corporation members joined faculty and students to celebrate the completed renovations of Friedman Hall at the annual fall meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a campus-wide email Sunday. “Friedman is our most heavily used classroom building, and the interior spaces provide the excellent ...

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Unionization vote proposed for Nov. 14, 15

A vote on whether graduate students will unionize has been proposed for Nov. 14 and 15, following an election petition filed by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and American Federation of Teachers with the American Arbitration Association Oct. 25, said Hilary Rasch GS, a member of SUGSE. Along ...


Scooter regulations stress access, affordability

Electric scooters made their return to Providence earlier this month with rideshare companies Bird and Lime. Last July, Bird’s surprise overnight debut encountered pushback after the scooters interrupted traffic flow and obstructed sidewalks. Bird subsequently discontinued the service to be compliant ...

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Dean of Students stepping down next month

Mary Grace Almandrez will step down from her position as associate vice president for campus life and dean of students, according to an Oct.19 email from Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes sent to the University’s Division of Campus Life. Her official last day in the office will be Nov. 5, ...

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Perez, Steele talk midterm election

Former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele and Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez ’83 P’18 sat down yesterday at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs to kick off a two-part forum called “Across the Aisle.” They discussed the upcoming midterm elections, ...

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U. to pay tour guides $11 per hour in 2019

Starting January 2019, campus tour guides will receive compensation from the Office of College Admission for tours during the school year, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell. Tour guides, as well as information session leaders, will be paid $11 per hour, which is “consistent with campus-wide work-study ...


Ed. Department receives $2.5 million grant

The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Rhode Island Department of Education a federal grant of $2.5 million last week to finance measures to meet public school students’ social and emotional needs. The grant complements a $9 million federal grant awarded in early September to expand mental health ...


Nordstrom to close at Providence Place

Nordstrom announced last Tuesday that it will be closing its Providence branch Jan. 4. The first store to open at Providence Place Mall and one of the mall’s remaining anchor stores, Nordstrom will be replaced with Boscov’s, a family-owned department store, which will open in fall 2019. “We look ...

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Med School’s opioid courses win international award

Earlier this month, the Alpert Medical School received the Curricular Innovation Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges. This award of $2,500 is given out to four institutions across the United States and Canada that “work to advance the education of students, residents and practicing ...

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UCS calls for ombudsperson for undergrads

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously approved a resolution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening demanding that the University hire an ombudsperson trained in transformative justice and community accountability processes to work with undergraduates. All 18 voting members in attendance ...

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Goldgeier ’85 appointed vice president, general counsel

Eileen Goldgeier’s ’85 tenure as the University’s vice president and general counsel began Oct. 1 following Beverly Ledletter’s retirement last spring, according to a University press release. As the leader of the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, Goldgeier advises the University’s ...


Students, professors create anti-Bolsonaro petition

A group of Brown students and faculty, along with academics and activists across the United States, have created a petition campaign opposing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The petition criticizes Bolsonaro for “aggressive and vile hostility toward women, people of African descent, ...

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University commits to hosting endangered scholars

The University joined the New University in Exile Consortium Sept. 6, committing itself publicly to “supporting scholars at risk due to war or political persecution,” wrote Provost Richard Locke P’18 in a community-wide email in August. The University is a founding member of the consortium and ...


Saudi Arabia grows ‘soft power’ through art

“‘I’m an independent journalist using his pen for the good of his country,’” said Visiting Scholar in Middle East Studies Alia Al-Senussi ’03 MA’04, quoting the murdered Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi as an opening to her lecture yesterday, “The New Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom ...


City Council hosts hearing on Hope Point Tower

A large crowd of people spilled into the hallways of Providence City Hall at Monday night’s City Council meeting to discuss the biggest news in town — the proposed 46-story Hope Point Tower project that has divided the city. The City Council’s Committee on Ordinances held a public hearing to give ...

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