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Study evaluates success of weight loss surgery

In an attempt to understand what makes some patients with obesity respond better to surgery than others, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology Alison Field and her team analyzed over 10,000 patients who received weight-loss surgery. They found that patients that binge ate were able to lose weight more ...

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University promotes DIAP label for courses

Students searching for classes during pre-registration might have noticed a category in the bottom left corner of the Courses@Brown website: the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan designation, which encompasses classes that address inequality, privilege and power, race and gender in a variety of contexts. This ...

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

This article is the third in a 50th anniversary commemorative series on the 1968 black student walkout. On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout. “When ...

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Students prioritize societal impact, salary

“Since I was seven years old, I wanted to be a television screenwriter,” said Amelia Spalter ’22. After deciding to drop out of high school, Spalter enrolled as a visiting student at New York University’s Tisch School of Arts to pursue screenwriting. But after growing dissatisfied with the pre-professional ...


Leser '19: For global perspective, see the DailyChatter

Many of us want to stay up-to-date on the news. More than 250 Brown students take it one step further. They wake up to DailyChatter, a short newsletter that covers vitally important but under-covered events. DailyChatter drops into inboxes at six o’clock every weekday morning. Its ambitious mission ...

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Computer science department plans expansion

At a time when cybersecurity, machine learning and artificial intelligence deeply influence the economy and public debate, more students are flocking to the University’s Department of Computer Science. After half a decade of steady increases in enrollment, the department is taking new steps to respond ...

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UCS amends Campus of Consent Bill

The Undergraduate Council of Students held its final general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening, in which it unanimously amended the Campus of Consent Bill and brainstormed questions for tonight’s Title IX Town Hall. The Council voted to allow all Category III student groups — which ...


Shiru Cafe ramps up search for U.S. sponsors

Since establishing its first U.S. location in Providence in Feb. 2018, Shiru Cafe has yet to secure any corporate sponsors for its operations in the United States. Even without sponsors and the revenue sponsorships would provide, Shiru Cafe continues to expand domestically — opening its doors at Amherst ...

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Whitehouse, Cicilline meet with climate lab

On Monday morning in a small room on the second floor of the Urban Environmental Lab, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI and Congressman David Cicilline, D-RI, met with members of the Climate Development Lab. The group discussed the students’ report revealing that the same dozen groups facilitated the ...


Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism. The conversation addressed the impact of race and racism on historical thought and the complexity ...

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