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University suspends Sigma Chi fraternity

The University suspended Sigma Chi for five years Sept. 6 after an investigation found the fraternity guilty of hazing and alcohol violations that endangered students. The investigation, which launched in March, also found the fraternity responsible for misrepresenting information  and violating University ...


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Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

When students returned to the University in September, many moved into dorm rooms alongside unconventional roommates: pests. Facilities Management received 53 calls about pest control in September alone, an unusually high number, according to Vice President of Facilities Management Michael Guglielmo. ...


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Rhode Island falls behind emissions goals, study shows

A new report commissioned by the University and written by the Stockholm Environment Institute shows that Rhode Island’s greenhouse gas emissions are significantly worse than previously thought — suggesting, according to researchers, that Rhode Island must expedite its transition away from natural ...


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Kinzer speaks on Cold War mind control

In the height of the Cold War, a CIA agent named Sidney Gottlieb worked quietly to weaponize mind control against Soviet Russia. The story of Gottlieb and his mission to “find the best ways to destroy a human mind” was chronicled by Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow in international and public affairs, ...


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Faculty approve combined Baccalaureate, MAT program

Faculty approved a new five-year Concurrent Baccalaureate/Masters in the Art of Teaching program in a vote at yesterday’s faculty meeting. Professor Tracy Steffes, chair of the University’s Department of Education, presented the program as a motion to amend the Faculty Rules that will be put into ...


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Student voter turnout triples

Low voting rates among young people have been a hallmark of American elections for decades, with particularly disappointing results in midterm years — but  the tides may be turning. Voting participation among Brown students increased threefold between the 2014 and 2018 midterm elections, according ...


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Scooters are back in Providence

E-scooters returned to Providence yesterday as Spin deployed the devices throughout the city. The company will launch 100 scooters in Providence this week and then scale up to 300 over the next month, a Spin spokesperson said in an email to the Herald. During Spin’s first week in Providence, its scooters ...


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BEO concentration on its way out

The University has begun to phase out the Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations concentration and replace it with three new curricular pathways: an Organizational Studies Track in the sociology concentration, a Business Economics Track in the economics concentration and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship ...


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Wieners sizzle at Olneyville NY System

It’s midnight in Olneyville. A chef opens up a steam drawer and takes out three golden side-cut rolls, warm and soft. He lines them up on one arm, slides a shining wiener in each, loads them with mustard, celery salt, spiced meat sauce and chopped onions. The wieners, ordered “three all the way,” ...


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Better WorldxDesign embraces tech, art

Collaboration came to College Hill this weekend when designers, educators and entrepreneurs gathered for Better WorldxDesign’s three-day conference. “I discovered that my interest in design was an interest in art, and my interest in art was an interest in culture,” said Brendan Ciecko, founder ...


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Metro Roundup, Oct. 1

State and local candidates form progressive coalition Former gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown is co-chairing a new progressive coalition to elect at least 25 new progressive candidates to the Rhode Island Legislature and unseat incumbent Democrats in the process. According to its website, “the RI ...


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Endowment reaches record high of $4.2 billion

The University’s endowment grew to a record high $4.2 billion with $467 million in investment gains for the 2019 fiscal year, according to documents from the Investment Office.  In FY 2019, the endowment had a return of 12.4 percent, which more than doubled its aggregate benchmark of 5.8 percent. ...



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