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UCS votes to put referendum on ballot

At its general body meeting Wednesday, the Undergraduate Council of Students voted to add a referendum proposed by the student coalition Brown Divest to the ballot for the upcoming UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. The referendum will ask students if the University should “divest all ...

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Provost opposes Trump’s planned executive order

In Tuesday’s faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 criticized what he sees as government overreach in President Trump’s planned executive order to protect campus free speech. Trump proposed this order at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference and claimed that the order ...

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Two directors step down from ResLife

Two directors in the Office of Residential Life resigned earlier this semester, following a year of high employee turnover in the office. Both Senior Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives Michelly Peña and Associate Director for Operations Richard Hilton received and accepted promotional opportunities ...

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Arts community reacts to PAC design

Following the unveiling of the design for the new campus Performing Arts Center last month, members of the Brown arts community are reacting to the building’s aesthetic and potential use. The Herald spoke with eight members of the arts community, all of whom reacted positively to the building’s ...

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Students chosen as Truman Scholarship finalists

Rose Lang-Maso ’20 and Nathaniel Pettit ’20 were chosen as finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for students pursuing careers in public service, the Foundation announced last month. Lang-Maso and Pettit will compete with 197 other finalists for awards of up to $30,000 to be used for graduate ...


R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade

The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.  The Reproductive Privacy Act passed 9 to 7, and an R.I. House vote could come as early as Thursday evening, according ...

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Partial snow day met with mixed reviews

The University cancelled all classes before noon and closed all administrative and academic offices on Monday in response to warnings of an intense and potentially hazardous winter storm that hit New England Sunday night. The schedule change excited many on campus, but it also posed challenges for ...

Science & Research

University researcher addresses perinatal depression

A national panel of mental health experts recently named a program developed by a University researcher as one of the first clinically validated models to address perinatal depression, which occurs during and after pregnancy. Researchers and clinicians at Brown and Northwestern University have developed ...

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Banana prices are ripe for change, speaker says

While bananas are some of the cheapest and most popular products in most grocery stores, they are often sourced from companies that do not adhere to fair-trade practices, according to Angelica Hicks, who coordinates the banana supply chain for distributor and cooperative Equal Exchange. The Brown Fair ...

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Bats discovered in Sayles Hall

While setting up for the class of 2021’s Winter Formal in Sayles Hall last month, Lauren Reischer ’21 noticed “something swooping down from the ceiling.” Soon after the event began, it became apparent that there were three bats in the hall “swooping around despite the sound and the lights, ...


Mayor launches menstrual product pilot program

Providence city officials announced the launch of a pilot program Feb. 20 that aims to make free menstrual hygiene products more accessible for Providence Public School students. The program aims to address stigma around menstruation and promote self-esteem in students, wrote Ben Smith, spokesperson ...

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University increases Graduate, Medical School tuition

Tuition for the University’s Graduate and Medical Schools will increase by 5.1 percent and 3 percent respectively next year following approval by the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, earlier last month. The Graduate School’s tuition will rise to $57,112, mirroring Undergraduate ...

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