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IN PHOTOS: Discovering Dorm Life

This semester, the University opened the doors to on-campus residency to the majority of sophomores, juniors and seniors beginning on September 18. Dorms were all converted to single-occupancy rooms, each equipped with a minifridge and microwave. Access to kitchens and public spaces were restricted. ...


IN PHOTOS: Election day through the eyes of Brown students

On this Election Day, undergraduate students across the country exercised their right to vote. Despite the challenges of a pandemic, in-person voting remained a priority for many Brown students. From Rhode Island to New York to New Mexico, five Herald photographers documented the lead up to election ...


IN PHOTOS: Brown students around the world

This semester, many undergraduate students remain scattered across the globe. Some are studying, attending class and participating in extracurriculars remotely. Others are pursuing personal projects at home or elsewhere. To capture the diverse Brown experience of current undergraduates, we asked our ...


‘Blackout’ marks solidarity with Mizzou students of color

Several hundred students, faculty members and administrators dressed in black gathered on the Quiet Green between University Hall and the Van Wickle Gates Thursday afternoon to show solidarity with the black victims of hate speech and threats of racialized violence at the University of Missouri. Following ...


Corsets lace together in social commentary

When Esther Mills, a 35-year-old black woman living in New York City at the turn of the 20th century, admits to a client from Fifth Avenue, “I’ve only been to the theater once,” the audience members are made all too aware of their own privileged position. Viewers’ suit buttons and diamond necklaces ...

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Fall Dance Concert showcases range of student choreography

Video by Kavia Khosla and Maggie Livingstone. At this weekend’s annual student-choreographed Fall Dance Concert, attendees can expect lots of diversity and energy in all the pieces. The show covers a vast range of styles, including tap, ballet, aerial, modern and traditional Indian dance. Performances ...


Ray Kelly lecture canceled amidst student, community protest

A lecture by New York City Police Department Commissioner Raymond Kelly scheduled for Tuesday afternoon was canceled after protesters halted Kelly’s speech and would not yield the floor. Controversy preceded the talk —  titled, “Proactive Policing in America’s Biggest City” — due to its ...

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RISD exhibit showcases American history through art

In a contemporary gallery known for its clean cut lines and vast blank walls, one may be surprised to find an intricate set of traditional silver and an ethereal portrait of a woman in a pink ballgown. But together, this arrangement of historical artwork in a modern venue tells the story of a nation. “Making ...


Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage

On the steps of the Rhode Island State House, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P '14 signed historic legislation making Rhode Island the 10th state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday. The signing ceremony immediately followed a vote in the House of Representatives supporting the legislation, ...


Spring Weekend delivers engaging lineup

Alas, the weekend of revelry comes to a close. The Main Green lies worn and muddied from the foot stomping of thousands of Brunonians. The stage is dismantled and the Ratty un-Fratty’d. As students wander wearily back to the libraries, the time has come to reflect on a Spring Weekend lineup that ...

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Admitted students descend on College Hill

A Day on College Hill had record-high attendance among students admitted through the regular decision process, with 823 of 2,649 students accepted to the class of 2017 flocking to campus from Sunday to Tuesday. This year also marked the first time the Third World Welcome was incorporated into the ADOCH ...

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No U. students reported injured in explosions

No Brown students were reported injured after two bombs exploded by the Boston Marathon’s finish line around 2:50 p.m. yesterday, though at least 20 students and alums attended the event. Three people were killed, and almost 150 people were injured in the incident, multiple news outlets reported ...


Men's ice hockey team moves on to ECAC Quarterfinals

As the buzzer rang, ending game two of the Bears’ first home Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference series since 2005 and sending Brown into the quarterfinals, men’s hockey goalie Anthony Borelli ’13 met his teammates with a fist pump and an on-ice celebration. “I was just elated that we won,” ...

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Dancers display versatility in annual show

Hip-hop, ballet, contemporary and jazz — as well as a few zombies — all found a place at Fusion Dance Company’s 30th annual spring show last weekend. Fusion — Brown’s oldest dance company — was started by Paula Franklin ’86 in 1983. Franklin “decided that there was need for more student ...

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Alum tests luck as contestant on ‘Millionaire’

Drew Kunas ’12 didn’t necessarily want to be a millionaire. But last October, he got his chance — stepping onto the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” television set to try his hand at scoring seven figures opposite award-winning host Meredith Vieira. Kunas passed through two competitive selection ...

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