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CMES sheds light on Afghan experience

 On Tuesday, the Center for Middle East Studies sponsored a webinar that centered the experiences of Afghans during the ongoing crisis. The event, titled Afghanistan Lives: Then and Now, invited researchers Mejgan Massoumi and Valentine Moghadam and community organizer Arash Azzizada to discuss the ...


Residents detail systemic issues at Fox Point Manor

Fox Point Manor, a public housing apartment complex located at 575 Wickenden St., is known to some residents as “Purgatory Palace” and “Fox Point Penitentiary.” One resident described living there in no uncertain terms: “Never in my life have I lived anywhere as bad as this.” The Herald ...

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Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

Twenty years ago, on the eve of Sept. 11, 2001, life on Brown’s campus proceeded as normal. It was a sunny day at the tail end of summer, and, in passing, students read Herald stories covering last night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting and the construction of a new English building. Yet ...


PPSD starts third year amid pandemic

The Providence Public School District began its third academic year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Sept. 9. For the first time since March 2020, all students and staff across the city returned for full-time in-person learning, according to Victor Morente, director of communications for the Rhode ...

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BSU hosts fourth Black Convocation

The Black Student Union celebrated its fourth annual Black Convocation Sunday for the classes of 2024 and 2025. The event, themed “Rooted and Resting: Rebuilding Brick by Brick” this year, welcomed Black underclassmen to College Hill and into the Black community at Brown, encouraging them to lean ...


Ceremony Tea opens new location, expands options

The soft launch of Ceremony Tea’s new location at 21 Euclid Ave.  saw a steady stream of customers eager to return to the shop Friday, preceded by a month-long hiatus following its move off Thayer Street. While the new, larger space has more of an industrial feel than its former location, the geometric ...

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RUE students discuss U. dispersal of federal funds

In Spring 2021, Telijah Patterson ’23 completed her remote schoolwork on the mat that doubles as both her bed and her workspace. She cannot afford to buy a desk or a bed, and because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been attending her classes remotely from Texas.  As a Resumed Undergraduate Education ...


Geena Pham runs for State Senate District 3

Known for her progressive platform, public school teacher Geena Pham is a candidate in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island State Senate District 3, which includes the College Hill, East Side and Fox Point neighborhoods. If elected, Pham would be the first Asian American to serve in the Rhode Island ...

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'​​I just felt like I had to sign the papers': Brown community reflects on U. mental health, leave taking settlement after DOJ settlement

Vanessa Garcia ’19 ScM ’22 had a productive first semester of college when they started their freshman year in 2015. They found themselves to be hyper-productive and needed very little sleep to function during the day.But, come second semester, they crashed. Garcia went into a low period of depression ...


Storms highlight need for climate resiliency in R.I.

The fallout of Tropical Storm Henri and post-tropical cyclone Ida, including major flooding and power outages across Rhode Island, have contributed to greater efforts over the past few months to cope with the dangers of climate change as they underscore the increasing threat that climate change-related ...

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