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University students host national Jewish conference

Over 80 Jewish students from 27 schools across the country flocked to Brown’s campus for the 2019 Judaism On Our Own Terms conference this weekend, where attendees participated in a collection of workshops and discussions aimed at building diverse and student-run Jewish communities on college campuses ...


Seven Creamery replaces FroyoWorld on Thayer

When Seven Creamery opened next to Ganko Ittetsu Ramen on Thursday — replacing longstanding frozen yogurt shop FroyoWorld — ice cream upstaged frozen yogurt on Thayer Street, at least for the time being. Seven Creamery will primarily sell premium ice cream, as well as milkshakes, acai bowls and ...


Rev’d Cycling studio to open on Thayer St

Thayer Street will become home to the Ocean State’s first Rev’d Indoor Cycling spin studio by the end of this year. The studio will occupy the space above Berks Shoes and Clothing, which was filled by Shanghai Restaurant until early 2018. “It’s a great spot, to be honest,” said Meaghan St. ...

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First-years Nam, Ruzicka elected to UCS

Joon Nam ’23 and Zane Ruzicka ’23 were elected to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as its inaugural first-year representatives, UCS Elections Board Member Jackson Kealey ’21 announced on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center last night. About 65 percent of the class ...

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Jo’s shakes it up with salad, market changes

Students returned to Josiah’s this semester to find unchopped salads, a soup station and a row of vending machines in place of Little Jo’s. The soup station — along with roasted turkey breast — replaced the “three burners” station, which used to offer a rotating variety of foods, including ...


Elorza endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza joined nearly 60 current and former mayors nationwide to endorse Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for president. “Pete has the life experience and the executive experience to be the unite(r)-in-chief that our country needs,” reads a statement from Elorza’s ...


Acoustic Java replaces Cable Car Cinema

Lights, camera, coffee. Fingers tap on keyboards under dim lights and students sip on cappuccinos while an art house film plays on the big screen in the background. Audio from the film travels through an app and then to earbuds, keeping the air quiet and still. Acoustic Java Café and Microcinema will ...

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Shiru Cafe shutters all U.S. locations

Shiru Cafe, the coffee shop on Angell Street known for its free drinks, will close its doors Sept. 27 — less than two years after it came to College Hill. The international chain plans to close all three of its U.S. locations to remain focused on its “continued growth” in Japan and India, U.S. ...


Three people contract rare EEE disease in R.I.

The Rhode Island Department of Health confirmed Tuesday that two more Rhode Island residents have been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease. These diagnoses bring the state’s total number of human cases this year to three. A West Warwick resident ...

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Consulting season in full swing at University

Over 200 students crammed themselves into a lecture hall Monday night, many dressed in business casual, with stragglers forced to sit in aisles or squat near doorways. As one student’s Google Doc read, this was the “Bain Case Interview Workshop,” and most in the room were focused on a mock-interview ...

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New Disability Study Space to open later this month

The newly completed Disability Study Space is set to open in the third week of September, bringing neurodiverse students a room with everything from sound-proofed walls to standing desks. The study space, located in the basement of the John D. Rockefeller Library, is structured to be accessible to students ...


Vote on Wyatt Facility agreement postponed

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility postponed a highly anticipated vote on the facility’s future over unspecified “concerns,” before closing its meeting to the public Monday evening. The board was scheduled to vote on a proposed forbearance agreement that would strengthen ...

Science & Research

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 17

Sharks shrug shoulders to swallow, study shows Without tongues to move food through their mouths, some sharks use their shoulders instead to pull food down their digestive tracts. A University study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B used new X-ray technology developed at Brown to capture ...

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