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Applications drop 5 percent for class of 2024

The University’s total applicant pool for the class of 2024 dropped five percent from the class of 2023, marking the first drop in applicants since the class of 2016, said Dean of Admissions Logan Powell. A total of 36,592 students applied this year, Powell said, as opposed to the 38,674 that applied ...


PPSD staff work to improve school culture

In the wake of a state takeover of the Providence Public School District, Gilbert Stuart Middle School teachers and administrators are implementing new strategies aimed at meeting every child’s needs. Within Gilbert Stuart, teacher Elisabeth Snead uses classroom methods popular among her students ...

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Kate Felder named University staff Rising Star

Kate Felder, data specialist and assistant to the executive director at Brown University Department of Public Safety, was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Excellence Award for University staff Dec. 19. The Excellence Awards are given annually in seven categories — Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship, ...

Science & Research

Claims database enhances health care research

After securing access to Rhode Island’s All-Payer Claims Database through a partnership between Brown-based Advance Clinical and Translational Research and the Rhode Island Department of Health, five researchers now have the resources to ask questions about the state’s health care utilization in ...

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DPS investigates Hegeman homophobic graffiti

The Department of Public Safety has launched an active, ongoing hate crime investigation into more than 15 incidents of homophobic graffiti inside Hegeman Hall dormitory. The homophobic graffiti was first seen in late November 2019, when a group of students noticed “gay room” written on the door ...


In Providence school struggles, staff support students

The phone rings in the main office of Gilbert Stuart Middle School. The office is empty except for two secretaries; it’s 4 pm, and students have already gone home for the day. One of the women takes the call. “Good afternoon, Gilbert Stuart,” she says. “…” “Hi, may I help you?” “…” “Hi, ...


The future of ‘Whiskey Wednesdays’

Local entrepreneurs Garry Williams and Frank Manfredi Jr. took over management of the Whiskey Republic, a bar on the Fox Point waterfront, on Jan. 1. Williams said they plan a rebrand of the bar in order to attract a crowd who “may not want to go out to nightclubs, but want to enjoy the waterfront.” The ...


New tea shop sources local produce and customers

Despite the challenges of seasonal student presence on Thayer Street, the crowd of customers shows that Ceremony finds business steadily growing. Ceremony opened on Dec. 13, right before fall finals, replacing Tealuxe. Tealuxe cited slow seasons during University breaks as a challenge to changes on ...

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University fundraising director Peter Cohen resigns

Peter Cohen, a University fundraising director who was put on leave for his involvement in accepting donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, resigned from his position at the University today. Cohen, who was previously the director ...


UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening. “UFB’s goal is to help all of the ...


New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens. Hydroponic farms grow plants in a mineral-rich ...

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Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

In stark contrast to the calls for fossil fuel divestment that are dominating college campuses nationwide, there is little unrest on Brown’s campus over the University’s holdings in fossil fuel companies. Brown has had a complicated history with fossil fuel divestment. Students spent three years ...

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Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition: A decade in review

Founded in 2009, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition has spent the last decade leading student efforts to advocate for progress on issues such as the passage of the DREAM Act and the University’s accessibility for undocumented students. With the arrival of its tenth anniversary at the end of this ...

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