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Jessica Meir ’99, a member of NASA’s first all-female space walk, was broadcast through a video chat in the Salomon Center Thursday.

Science & Research

Jessica Meir ’99 virtually visits Brown from International Space Station

February 14, 2020 0 comments

Every year, alums from around the world visit the University to see how the campus has evolved in their absence and to interact with a new generation of Brunonians.

Pro-gun-control and Second-Amendment activists rally in the  State House before  Representatives voted on a bill to ban “ghost guns.”

Metro

Rhode Island House votes to ban ‘ghost guns’

February 14, 2020 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would ban 3D-printed guns and other untraceable firearms, commonly known as “ghost guns,” according to a press release from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly.

Brown Students want more say in University financial policies

University News

Brown Students want more say in University financial policies

February 14, 2020 0 comments

According to the 2019 Undergraduate Council of Students Fall Poll Report, 73.8 percent of undergraduate students want more decision-making ability in the University’s gift-acceptance and investment policies.

The renovations, which took 18 months, added faculty offices, classrooms and accessibility to Sharpe House.

University News

Completed Sharpe House renovations unify History department

February 14, 2020 0 comments

After 18 months of renovations, Sharpe House reopened its doors to history professors and students alike last January. Newly connected to Peter Green House on Brown Street via a glass bridge on the second and third floors and an open-air loggia on the ground floor, Sharpe House now boasts an elevator.

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

Science & Research

Brown researchers to start clinical trial funded by Alzheimer’s Association

February 14, 2020 0 comments

University researchers are conducting a phase one clinical trial that will look at the potential therapeutic effect that a class of HIV drugs can have on the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.

UCS also discussed proposed changes to its election process and finalized the details of its new equity and inclusion position.

University News

UCS to release statement, votes on elections changes

February 13, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students finalized its statement in response to the recent anti-Semitic graffiti found in Hegeman Hall and discussed possible changes to its elections process at its general body meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Former prime minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May’s speech, “Politics, Populism and Polarization: Perspectives on the Global Economy,” marks the 100th Ogden Memorial Lecture.

University News

Theresa May to deliver 100th Ogden Lecture

February 13, 2020 0 comments

Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, will present the 100th Ogden Memorial Lecture March 4, according to a Today @ Brown announcement. President Christina Paxson P’19 will moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience following May’s speech.

Colosseum owner Anthony Santurri, who is running for a city council seat in Providence’s Ward 1, is currently Chair of Nightlife for the Board of Directors for the Jewelry District.

Metro

Anthony Santurri runs for Ward 1 City Council

February 13, 2020 0 comments

On a rainy Thursday evening, most of downtown Providence was a ghost town, with shop doors locked up and lights dimmed. But, one door remained open at the Campaign Headquarters for Anthony Santurri’s bid for Ward 1 City Council.

R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

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R.I. law requires blue card records to be destroyed

February 13, 2020 0 comments

In order to purchase a pistol or revolver in Rhode Island, residents must show the seller a “blue card”: a certificate that shows the applicant has passed the state’s requisite gun safety exam. But current state laws require that all records of blue card applications be destroyed after 30 days […]

Responding to campus, national and international tensions, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life hosted a community gathering.

University News

Brown reaffirms dedication to inclusion

February 13, 2020 0 comments

In recognition of many local, national and international issues impacting the Brown community, many gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to assert the University’s support and dedication to intersectionality.