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Open Curriculum at 50

Amid the sunny celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open curriculum that took place earlier this month, it can be hard to remember how much controversy the original proposals for curricular reform brought to campus. Ira Magaziner ’69 and Elliot Maxwell ’68 laid the groundwork for the open ...

Science & Research

Brain science blooms at Brown

David Berson ’75, chair of neuroscience, studies how information travels from the eye to the brain. One of his recent projects examines the spidery forms of cells in the retina at the back of the eye, reconstructing their shapes and interconnections at a very fine scale. They’re shaped like spaghetti ...

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How is Brown investing in sustainability?

This month, campus discussion surrounding ethical investment took center stage following a motion to replace the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, the University body that considers “moral responsibility in ... investment policies,” The Herald ...

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Faculty discuss ACCRIP replacement, Academic Code

Faculty members discussed a proposed motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have a broader scope at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. They also passed eight motions relating to the Academic Code, faculty committee membership ...

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Faculty to discuss replacing ACCRIP

During today’s faculty meeting, faculty members will discuss a motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have broader responsibilities. The motion has received criticism from undergraduates and student coalition Brown ...

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GSC elects officers, reviews end-of-year report

In its last general body meeting of the semester Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council held elections for internal positions, heard presentations from guest speakers and received the executive board’s end-of-year report. The GSC elected first-year PhD student Melaine Ferdinand-King GS as vice president ...

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Economics Department receives $25 million donation

The Department of Economics is receiving a $25 million donation from Orlando Bravo ’92, according to a University press release. Of this total, $15 million will be allotted to founding the Orlando Bravo Center for Economics Research, and the remaining $10 million will be used to attract eight to ...

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Paxson answers UCS questions on divestment, admissions

President Christina Paxson P’19 presented on divestment and the national admissions scandal at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening. The general body also discussed club categorization and re-activation at the end of the meeting. During her address, Paxson ...


Providence Public School lunches lack halal options

Though Providence Public Schools serve lunch to tens of thousands of students each year, not every student can look forward to a school-provided meal. Students who keep halal — or only eat food that has been prepared in accordance to Islamic law as specified in the Quran — are unlikely to find acceptable ...


Student housing shapes social, economic structure of College Hill

An ordinance being considered by the City of Providence could make big house parties a thing of the past on College Hill.  According to the proposed ordinance, off-campus single-family housing would be limited to three college undergraduates per residential unit. The amendment, which is now under consideration ...

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Education department plans redesign

The University’s Department of Education discussed its plans to implement widespread curricular changes across all of its undergraduate and graduate programs Monday in a forum with students. The proposal, which would go into effect over the next two years, is still in the development process, Chair ...

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Krasinski, Burns, to earn honorary degrees

At Commencement on May 26, President Paxson P’19 will confer honorary doctorates on seven individuals distinguished in their fields — Sheryl Brissett Chapman ’71, Ken Burns, John Krasinski ’01, Jennifer Anne Richeson ’94, David M. Rubenstein, E. Paul Sorensen ’71 MA’75 PhD’77 P’06 ...

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