The University's Public Arts Committee has begun considering building a public memorial to the historical ties of Brown and of Rhode Island to the slave trade, almost two years after the University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice convened by President Ruth Simmons recommended one.
Construction began this week on a new advising and tutoring resource center on the third floor of the Sciences Library, the creation of which was recommended in 2007 by the Undergraduate Science Education Committee to better support students taking science and math classes.
The stalemate between Gov. Donald Carcieri '65 and state workers' unions continued yesterday, as union leaders rejected the state's most recent plan to ease its budget woes. The proposed solution combines unpaid days off and delayed raises.
Rhode Island began a review Monday to ensure that no state payments are going to the state branch of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or any of its affiliates, said Amy Kempe, press secretary to Gov. Donald Carcieri '65.
Members of Brown Students for Israel met with office representatives of two members of Congress and hand-delivered to them about 250 student letters in support of the proposed Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act of 2009 on Wednesday.
In 2005, the Rhode Island Department of Education took control of an underperforming high school and divided it into three separate "learning communities." Now Hope High's three communities have become two, leaving students to adapt to a school that feels "different."
Rhode Island is among 27 states that may receive extended unemployment benefits, thanks to a bill passed by U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday.
The University plans to reduce its annual draw on the endowment by 20 percent next year, Beppie Huidekoper, executive vice president for finance and administration, said at the first Brown University Community Council meeting of the semester yesterday.
Professor of Computer Science John Savage used to spend his days teaching classes and doing research. But for the next year, he'll turn his attention from advising Brown students to advising federal officials on cyber security.
Universities nationwide are in fierce competition this year to procure a share of scarce federal research funds, and Brown is taking aggressive steps to get its own piece of the pie and enhance its national profile as a top-tier institution.
Beginning next year, graduate students studying computational molecular biology will be able to officially work toward a Ph.D. in the field. The new program, created by the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, draws from four disciplines: ecology and evolutionary biology, applied mathematics, ...
Former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf said India poses an "existential threat" to Pakistan to a packed Salomon 101 Tuesday night. His wide-ranging speech touched on nuclear proliferation, the Talibanization of Afghanistan and the challenges of leadership.The crowd of students and faculty who ...
Chip Giller '93, founder and president of the online magazine Grist.org, was honored with a $100,000 grant this month by the non-profit Heinz Family Foundation for his work promoting awareness of environmental issues.Giller, who founded Grist in 1999 to cover environmental topics in a positive, sometimes ...
President Obama may not like being called a "socialist," but Sherry Wolf certainly does.
Artists Sandy Baldwin and Caroline Bergvall performed excerpts from their most famous literary works to a group of undergraduates, graduate students and professors who crowded into the intimate McCormack Family Theater Monday evening.