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Renowned women's rugby Coach Kathy Flores dies at 66

Women’s rugby Head Coach and U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee Kathy Flores died at age 66 Oct. 21 after a year-long battle with cancer. During her 45-year career as a player and coach, Flores left an indelible mark on the sport of rugby and pioneered the growth of women’s rugby at Brown. The ...


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Students celebrate Diwali across campus

Neil Shah ’25, a first-year from Edison, New Jersey, usually celebrates the South Asian festival Diwali at home with “fireworks, food and a whole lot of fun.”  But this year, he joined students across campus in celebrating Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, on Thursday ...


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Amherst college ends legacy admissions

Members of the Brown community react to recent news that peer institutions have done away with the criterion of legacy status in their college admissions decision-making. Some students see the policy change at schools like Amherst College as an important step toward a more inclusive admissions protocol ...


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University awarded nearly $15 million by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded the University a roughly $15 million Public Assistance Grant to reimburse the cost of COVID-19 test kits, according to an Oct. 27 press release.  The funding, which totals $14,998,269, will cover the cost of nearly 220,000 COVID-19 tests ...


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Brown offers its first Vietnamese classes

Visiting Lecturer in Vietnamese Trang Tran joined the University this fall to offer Brown’s first beginning and intermediate level Vietnamese language classes. There are nine students enrolled in the beginning level and seven in the intermediate, including two students from Princeton. 






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