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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong. Participants at the forum were greeted by students handing out black surgical masks, which they were also ...


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University app features gender inclusive restroom map

In support of efforts to ensure every non-residential campus building has gender inclusive restrooms, the University launched a new mobile application called BrownU that maps each of their locations. BrownU, which was rolled out August 15 by the Computing & Information Services Department, is available ...


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Licht ’38 Lecture features Susan Rice

When Susan Rice set out to write a memoir about lessons she learned from a career in public service, “Tough Love” was not the first title that came to mind. But after considering the intersections between her personal and political journeys and discussing potential titles over dinner with a friend ...


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Spin e-scooter company considers partnership with University

Representatives from e-scooter company Spin presented on a potential partnership with the University at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening. Spin deployed scooters in Providence last month, The Herald previously reported. But the company wants a “true collaboration ...


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University News

GSC elects leadership for 2020

After serving two years as President of the Graduate Student Council, Alastair Tulloch GS did not run for reelection. He will be replaced by Kathryn Thompson GS, who is currently GSC treasurer and ran uncontested for the position. Prior to the members’ voting, Thompson gave a brief statement to the ...


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News Roundup

Students, faculty unearth archaeological findings, community traditions University students, accompanied by faculty, recently spent time at the Koutroulou Magoula site, an archaeology dig site located in Central Greece, which was settled around 6,000 B.C. The site’s recent finds are providing positive ...


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Gaur ’21 advances in ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament

Dhruv Gaur ’21 advanced to the semifinals in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions after defeating two opponents in the quarterfinals in an episode that aired last night. Gaur won the “Jeopardy!” College Championship in April 2018, taking home a $100,000 prize and earning him a spot in this ...


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Faculty discuss revisions to tenure process

Faculty members discussed requiring additional recommendation letters for the University’s tenure review process at Tuesday’s faculty meeting. The proposed change to the tenure process would add two to three additional evaluation letters to a tenure candidate’s dossier, which is reviewed by TPAC, ...


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John Petrarca, University technician, dies at 64

John Petrarca Jr., who worked as a water treatment technician at the Department of Facilities Management for the past six years, passed away Sept. 24 at the age of 64. After working at the Rhode Island Mall for over 40 years — first as a restaurant cook, then as a security guard before becoming a ...


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University research may aid cancer treatment

Stopping the spread of cancerous cells has long been a challenge for scientists and doctors, and University researchers may have uncovered a possible solution that could improve cancer treatments. By depriving certain cells of the substance needed to spur their growth, called a growth factor, future ...


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University News

University lowers minimum for GET deposits to $10

When students, faculty and staff log onto their GET portals after 9 a.m. this morning, they will find a lower minimum deposit requirement for their Bear Bucks accounts. Following advocacy from the Undergraduate Council of Students, the University halved the minimum online GET deposit from $20 to $10. ...




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