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Young R.I. politicians urge youth to vote in 2020

As the leaves turn and the 2020 election season looms, progressive groups in Rhode Island are focused on mobilizing a massive voting bloc with notoriously low turnout: young people. On Oct. 21, Sunrise Providence and the Rhode Island Working Families Party aimed to harness the demographic’s power ...


Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

In a sweeping effort to improve access to nutrition among its students, the Providence Public School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to students at all grade levels, with no eligibility requirements. Providence elementary schools first eliminated eligibility requirements for free breakfast ...

University News

University files DACA brief

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments around the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in November, Brown filed an amicus brief earlier this month alongside 18 other universities to advocate for DACA’s future. The brief urged the Supreme Court to maintain the program, ...

Science & Research

Wildfire control challenging in warming climate

In the same week that wildfire-prevention blackouts were imposed on hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians, a study on the past 1400 years of wildfire activity in California’s Sierra Nevada region revealed that climate change will bring more burning in California’s future. The study, which ...

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ACT to allow retakes of individual sections

Starting September 2020, college applicants will be able to retake individual sections of the ACT exam. The organization will also calculate an official “superscore” — the average of the highest section scores across multiple test dates — that students can send to colleges, said ACT’s Senior ...

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Students protest University ties to Kanders ’79

Students disrupted the start of a Family Weekend campus tour Saturday afternoon, unveiling banners and reciting demands that the University must sever all ties with Warren Kanders ’79 P’23, who owns law enforcement and military supply manufacturer the Safariland Group. The demonstration began shortly ...


Quarter of undergrads support Warren in Democratic race

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has emerged as the most popular Democratic presidential candidate among University undergraduates, with 24.2 percent indicating that they would vote for her if the 2020 primary were held today, according to The Herald’s fall 2019 poll. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and ...


Infante-Green spearheads Providence school takeover

When Angélica Infante-Green’s son was diagnosed with autism, she was told not to speak to him in Spanish. A Manhattan-raised daughter of parents who emigrated from the Dominican Republic, Infante-Green was used to speaking Spanish at home, and resolved to keep doing so. While serving as a senior ...

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Physicians advocate for single payer system

The United States’ health care system is broken and the only solution is a single payer plan, argued local leaders of Physicians for a National Health Program at an event Tuesday night. James Cowan, an internal medicine specialist, and J. Mark Ryan MD ’84, clinical assistant professor of medicine ...

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Survey finds widespread sexual violence on campus

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct found that 24.5 percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing non-consensual sexual contact since arriving at Brown, according to survey results released Tuesday. The survey, which the Association of American Universities ...

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John Kasich talks bipartisanship, impeachment

To hundreds of students on a rainy Wednesday night, former Governor of Ohio John Kasich made the case for individuals across the country to take action on issues that matter to them, rather than waiting for politicians in Washington to affect change. “I don’t care that much about politics,” Kasich, ...

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UCS discusses meal plan accommodation process

Students expressed concerns to Brown Dining Services administrators about how the University has handled meal plan accommodation requests at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening. The number of requests for meal plan accommodations increased after the University ...

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PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

The University will no longer require general Graduate Record Examinations scores for 24 of its doctoral programs. “This is not a dramatic shift, as those programs who dropped the requirement had been de-emphasizing use of GRE scores in the admission process for some time,” wrote Dean of the Graduate ...

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Middle East Studies program becomes Center at Watson

At the beginning of this semester, the Middle East Studies program was renamed the Center for Middle East Studies as it joined other regional centers within the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The new name indicates the University’s permanent commitment to the concentration ...

Science & Research

Chemistry professor honored for quantum work

Brenda Rubenstein ’07, assistant professor of chemistry, was recently named to the Talented 12 Class of 2019. This exclusive distinction is given to researchers in varying chemical disciplines and from varying backgrounds to highlight their early-career work. Rubenstein was also recently awarded a ...

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