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Brown Democrats, Republicans debate election topics

The Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans engaged in a respectful but heated exchange of ideas at the No Labels 2020 Election Debate, covering topics such as health care, gun control, immigration and free speech. The discussion, hosted by non-partisan student group No Labels, was mediated by Bob Hackey, ...


State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

Today marks one month since Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health banned the sale of flavored vaping products in the state in an effort to address growing public health concerns around vaping, particularly among youth. The ban has received mixed reviews and also sparked a lawsuit: ...


R.I. test scores increase slightly from 2018

Students in grades 3-8 improved their reading and math scores on an R.I. standardized test by 5 and 3 percent respectively this year, according to results released by the Rhode Island Department of Education last week. Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System results for the 2018-19 school year ...


Wyatt board approves controversial agreement

The board overseeing the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility voted to continue its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and set in motion a process for the potential sale of the facility during a public meeting Wednesday evening, as activists turned away in protest. The vote at the ...


Couple turns Subway into family operation

The Subway tucked on Waterman behind the Sciences Library is more than just one of the franchise’s many quick stops. It’s a local, family-run business and an opportunity for its owners, Anne and Mariusz Masnyk, to connect with each other. Inside, their Subway is neat and by-the-books. Puffy chip ...

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New podcast highlights faculty research, stories

The University’s Office of the Provost debuted “Faculty in Focus” Oct. 6, a new podcast featuring conversations between some of the University’s most distinguished faculty members and Provost Richard Locke P ’18. The podcast is intended “to strengthen awareness of our faculty and the consequential ...


Providence Ramen sets up at The Shop

Inside the coffee shop, slices of braised pork belly sizzle under the flame of a blowtorch; plump soft-boiled eggs soak in a sweet shoyu marinade; slivers of fermented bamboo shoots curl in tupperware. Saturday night saw lattes and cappuccinos make way for ramen during a special event called Ramen Night ...

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Former President of Kosovo lectures at Watson

For as long as she can remember, former President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga has fought against people and institutions that have excluded her because of her gender. In a lecture as part of the Watson Distinguished Speaker Series — jointly presented by the Brown Journal of World Affairs and the Watson ...


D’Abate, Swearer partnership praised for success

West past Federal Hill lies a low-roofed two-story building with brick walls surrounded by wood-panel houses. In the afternoons, yellow buses line up as some children play on the swings or run around the playground. But not everyone leaves when the final class bell rings — some students stay to learn ...

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Today@Brown celebrates two-year anniversary

This past week, Today@Brown celebrated its two-year anniversary of bringing campus news to the Brown community in the form of a daily email. What began as an attempt to correct problems caused by Morning Mail — the University’s previous daily distributor of campus news — has become a staple for ...

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Gutiérrez talks history of U.S.-Mexico relationship

Following leadership changes in both countries, the United States and Mexico may be moving into a new phase of their relationship, said former Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez Fernández P’22 in a talk Oct. 28. Gutiérrez, who served as ambassador from 2017 to 2018, walked ...

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NACAC loosens college recruitment policies

The National Association for College Admission Counseling recently loosened restrictions on how colleges can recruit prospective students in response to mounting pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice. NACAC will no longer prohibit colleges from recruiting students already committed to another ...

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Campus Market rebranded as Gourmet To Go

Once known as Campus Market, the convenience store in the basement of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center was rebranded as Gourmet To Go at the beginning of the semester. With the change in name, Gourmet To Go now offers an expanded selection of prepackaged food items that Campus Market did not offer, ...

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TEDxBrownU speakers step out of the box

TEDxBrownU broke out of the box last Friday, which saw attendance numbers grow over four times from last year and each speaker centering their speech around the theme of “boxes.” “(The theme) can be interpreted in so many different ways,” said TEDx President Julianna Liu ’20 told The Herald. ...

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Power talks importance of individual change

On June 4, 1989, Ambassador Samantha Power was working for an Atlanta TV station covering sports news — her summer job after her first year at Yale —  when one of the screens in the video booth where she was working started flashing images of students protesting in Tienanmen Square, Beijing. The ...

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