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UCS amends bylaws, supports Disability Justice at Brown

The Undergraduate Council of Students unanimously passed an amendment adjusting its bylaws for its chair of appointments position, debated merging roles on its management and executive boards and agreed to support a petition from the student group Disability Justice at Brown during its general body ...

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University expands textbook grant program

Beginning next year, the University will offer textbook grants to first-year students receiving scholarship funds and all other students with a $0 parent contribution, according to Dean of the College Rashid Zia. The official implementation of the program follows a year-long pilot this academic year, ...


Proposed bill mandates first-aid training for teachers

The Rhode Island State House is currently considering a bill written by University students that would mandate basic first aid and CPR training for all teachers in the state. The House Committee on Health, Education and Welfare heard the bill and referred it for further study Monday evening. Alongside ...


Bondholders sue detention facility for ending ICE contract

The implications of President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy have reached Rhode Island, where the Central Falls Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility is in the midst of a legal battle over its several-weeks-long detainment of 133 asylum seekers. The facility’s decision to hold immigrant ...

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Jabberwocks to accept all genders, all voices

The Jabberwocks, the University’s oldest a cappella group, will begin accepting singers of all genders and all voices beginning fall 2019. Founded in 1949 and traditionally an all-male group, this change comes as the group celebrates its 70th anniversary. “Every singer is welcome to participate, ...

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Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

President Christina Paxson P’19 responded to the national admissions cheating scandal yesterday in an email to the University community, acknowledging the scandal “has raised questions about the integrity of the admissions process at selective colleges and universities” and detailing a plan for ...

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Kosher kitchen to open in Wayland House

Brown/RISD Hillel and the Office of Residential Life have collaborated to reserve a kitchen in Wayland House for kosher-keeping students, set to open by Passover later this month. The kitchen will provide space for independent cooking for kosher-keeping students who hope to replace or supplement the ...

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Vogue legend dazzles audience

In 1974, André Leon Talley MA ’72 packed an overnight bag and left Providence for New York City, leaving behind unfinished doctoral work at the University for a life in the fashion industry. He left a trunk of his belongings in Providence and did not return to the University until last Monday night, ...


Hope Point Tower design-concept proposal denied

The most recent design-concept application for Hope Point Tower, a proposed luxury apartment building, was denied in a unanimous advisory vote Monday by Providence’s Downtown Design Review Committee. The developer of the project was seeking approval for zoning waivers that would allow the building ...

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Carney Institute settles in above Brown bookstore

About two months ago, the Carney Institute for Brain Science moved into its new home above the University’s bookstore, which provides new and improved collaborative spaces. “It’s very exciting for us to have a home that is right in the middle of campus, just right in the center of everything,” ...


Mayor, city council support ending housing discrimination

Landlords will be banned from discriminating against potential low-income tenants who intend to pay rent using federally-funded housing vouchers, if an ordinance introduced to the Providence City Council March 21 passes. Mayor Jorge Elorza and a majority of City Council members support the proposal, ...


Alums in Congress discuss climate, wealth distribution

Congressmen David Cicilline ’83 (D-RI) and Dean Phillips ’91 (D-MN) returned to campus Monday to discuss climate change, the societal impacts of wealth distribution and Brown’s impact on their trajectory to Congress. Co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and the ...

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Admitted students fill campus for ADOCH

Admitted students to the class of 2023 explored campus this weekend for the first 2019 session of A Day on College Hill. Additional students will visit campus for another overnight installment of ADOCH April 14-15, and for the first time ever, accepted students will have the option to register for ...

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Three dorms to be renovated summer 2019

The Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate and update three dorms this summer, according to the Facilities Management Active Project List. Dorms in Machado House will receive new bedroom furniture, including beds, desks and chairs. Portions of Machado’s brick facade will be repaired ...


Providence Princess Prom donates dresses

Mary Breen, a senior at Classical High School, exited the dressing room and twirled, gliding in a long white prom dress with blue and silver stones and a delicate flower print curling up the right side of the skirt. Although she hadn’t been sure this was the right one when she picked it off the rack, ...

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