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UFB plans to release breakdown of student group funding

The Undergraduate Finance Board announced three policy changes and a plan to release how much money it allocates to each student group, said UCS-UFB Liaison Ellis Clark ’23 at Wednesday night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting. A new yearlong pilot policy will extend baseline funding to ...

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Atlantic EIC, writer talk Trump foreign policy

In a crowded lecture hall, George Packer, a writer for the Atlantic and an award-winning author, described President Trump’s foreign policy as “a zero sum game, with us (the United States) against the rest.” Joined by Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief for the Atlantic, Packer went on to argue ...

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Students react to public gift acceptance policy

Over the past year, students have increasingly called for the University to be transparent about its ethical standards for accepting gifts. On Oct. 27, the University unveiled its gift acceptance policy for the first time — clarifying practices President Christina Paxson P’19 said were already in ...

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BSI, other students advocate against divestment

Students presented an argument against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine during an Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility and Investment Policies meeting Tuesday evening. The meeting — which included presentations from members of ...

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Brown Esports fosters community, fundraises

Entering the Underground Coffee Shop on any Saturday afternoon, people are greeted by the sight of enthusiastic students crowded around makeshift gaming setups. Desktops and consoles line the tables that array the common space as friends and strangers alike meet to share experiences and play a variety ...

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University to make veteran admission need-blind

The University will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for all undergraduate veterans and make applications need-blind for prospective student veterans, President Christina Paxson P’19 announced at the Veterans Day Ceremony Monday afternoon. The University also plans to eliminate the standardized test ...


Plant City, PVDonuts, Louis owners discuss food industry

The owners of an Instagram-darling donut shop, a plant-based food ‘city’ with four restaurants under one roof and a 5 a.m. diner once featured by Guy Fieri convened yesterday to share their stories and discuss entrepreneurship. The Food in Providence panel, hosted by the Brown Entrepreneurship Program ...

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‘Chile Woke Up’ arrives at University

Yesterday night, Pamela Ipinza, an employee of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights of Chile, stayed behind at her job in Santiago after many of her colleagues had gone home for the evening. Across Chile, people were preparing for a national strike that is expected to sweep over the country today. “I ...


Elorza releases new Climate Justice Plan

With the impacts of climate change disproportionately affecting low-income communities in Providence, Mayor Jorge Elorza unveiled a plan that he hopes will help mitigate the disparity. The “Climate Justice Plan,” released Oct. 25, aims to combat climate change in Providence through a “justice ...

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Student veterans discuss navigating campus

In July 2018, Katie Yetter ’22 was stationed in Japan, working as an aircraft mechanic for the United States Marine Corps. One month later, Yetter began her first semester at Brown. “My transition was difficult — leaving my family in the Marines (and) coming to a school that I’ve never been ...

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Graduate Center Bar turns 50

When the Grad Center Bar opened in 1969, students knew it as the “jelly bean lounge” with brightly colored seating and decorations, said Joe Petteruti ’69. “It was quite fabulous and beautiful,” Petteruti said. As the bar celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, its aesthetics have changed drastically. ...


In Providence, Pete Buttigieg rallies students

Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg became the first Democratic presidential candidate competitive in national polls to visit Rhode Island since the race ramped up this year, speaking to hundreds at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in downtown Providence. At the event, which was closed to the media, the mayor ...

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