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BrownTogether reaches $2 billion milestone

The University’s BrownTogether fundraising campaign recently surpassed a $2 billion fundraising milestone in its push to reach $3 billion by 2022. So far, over 56,000 people have donated to the campaign, which launched publicly in 2015, wrote Associate Vice President for Advancement Communications ...


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Community mourns Christchurch victims

Members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green together under the night sky Thursday, candles lit in their hands, to mourn the Muslims who were killed during the New Zealand shooting last week. The vigil was organized by the Brown Muslim Students Association, Brown-RISD Muslim Chaplaincy ...


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Paxson speaks on national admissions scandal

President Christina Paxson P ’19 assured community members that the University was not involved in the national college admissions scandal during yesterday’s Brown University Community Council Meeting. The BUCC also discussed the University’s plans for new facilities and increased sustainability ...


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Raimondo extends RI Bridges contract with Deloitte

Gov. Gina Raimondo reached a deal last Friday to extend the state’s contract with consulting firm and private contractor Deloitte to maintain oversight of RI Bridges, Rhode Island’s recently updated public-benefits computer system, previously known as the United Health Infrastructure Project. This ...


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Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

In a new deck of playing cards that aims to solve Rhode Island’s cold cases, the four traditional suits have a new twist — each card features red text with the words “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE.” Launched by local detectives and available for purchase, each card features bolded red text above a photo ...


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Brown Venture Prize awards $50,000 to student start-ups

With a $25,000 prize on the line and a sold-out crowd of over 250 people, eight teams of young entrepreneurs took the stage last Wednesday for the second Brown Venture Prize Pitch Night, presenting their startup ideas and vying for the favor of seven alumni judges. The student startup Formally nabbed ...


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Ratty begins offering plant-based milks

Wednesday afternoon, the Sharpe Refectory will begin offering a line of locally produced plant-based milks. The new milk dispenser will feature oat, coconut, almond and chocolate pea milk from Uproot: Plant-Based Milk, a company founded by Kevin Eve ’18 and Philip Mathieu ’17. Brown’s Office ...


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UCS candidates discuss platforms as polls open

Polls open today at noon for the Undergraduate Council of Students elections. Vanessa Garcia ’20.5, Melissa Lee ’20 and William Zhou ’20 are in the race for the presidency, while Alex Song ’20 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the vice presidency. All candidate platforms are available on the UCS ...


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Party leaders discuss common ground

A prominent Democrat and a prominent Republican came together Monday afternoon to stage a lively discussion in the spirit of “disagreeing without being disagreeable,” said Tom Perez ’83 P ’18, chair of the Democratic National Committee. Perez spoke with former Republican National Committee Chair ...


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