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In a Nelson Center speech, immigration lawyer Peter Roberts ’83 addressed the struggle that entrepreneurs applying for VISAs face.

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Roberts ’83 advises international students on visa applications

February 25, 2020 0 comments

Standing at the front of the Liz Lange Lecture Hall in the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Peter Roberts ’83, founder and principal of Roberts Immigration Law Group, addressed the evolving challenges facing U.S. foreign national and immigrant entrepreneurs.

Members of Students for Sensible Drug Policy delivered a presentation detailing methods for handling potential overdoses, drug checking and contamination of drug supply.

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Student group presents on safe drug use practices

February 25, 2020 0 comments

In a crowded conference room in Page Robinson Hall, Laurel McIntyre ’22, Abigail Gulchin ’22, Max Heller ’23 and Noah Mlyn ’20 presented on safe drug use in a culture that maintains prohibition — on campus, in Providence and in the United States.

Students struggle to register, request absentee ballots

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Students struggle to register, request absentee ballots

February 25, 2020 0 comments

As the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries continue, students attempting to request absentee ballots may already be too late, said Steve Pokorny, a program manager at the Swearer Center for Public Service.

Professor of Islamic Humanities, History and Religious Studies Shahzad Bashir gave his Presidential Faculty Award Lecture Monday afternoon. In his talk titled, “Dwelling in a World of Poetry,” Bashir discussed the prevalence of poetic language in medieval Islamic culture.

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Shahzad Bashir lectures on Middle Eastern world of poetry

February 25, 2020 0 comments

During his Presidential Faculty Award Lecture, titled “Dwelling in a World of Poetry,” Professor of Islamic Humanities, History and Religious Studies Shahzad Bashir spoke Monday afternoon about the prevalence of poetic language in medieval Islamic culture.

In Sarah Behn’s tenure as head coach of the women’s basketball team, the Bears have accumulated an Ivy League record of 20-60, with a conference-winning percentage of 25.0 over that span.

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Brown University Band will not perform at women’s basketball games in protest of Head Coach

February 24, 2020 20 comments

The Brown University Band announced they will not be playing at women’s basketball home games for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season, citing allegations circulating about the conduct of women’s basketball Head Coach Sarah Behn.

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, will speak at the Casey Shearer ’00 Lecture, 20 years after he spoke at Shearer’s memorial service in Sayles Hall.

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Bill Clinton to speak at Brown lecture

February 24, 2020 1 comment

Former president Bill Clinton will speak at the University’s Casey Shearer ’00 lecture March 19, according to an email sent out to students in the English Nonfiction program.

Stephon Alexander, Andrew Campbell and Arif Hamid were among 100 Black scientists recognized for their research, as well as their commitment to championing diversity and mentorship.

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Academic journal honors three Black U. researchers

February 24, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this February, in honor of Black History Month, three University researchers were named to a list of “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America” released by CellPress — the publisher of renowned research journals like Cell — through its blog CrossTalk.

The Carnegie Center for the Advancement of Teaching recognized the community outreach efforts of the Swearer Center, including HOPE, a program that fights homelessness in Providence.

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Brown receives Carnegie community award

February 24, 2020 0 comments

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designated the University as a recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Jan. 31.

Brown Policy Lab’s year-long event series hosted Christopher Robertson, a law professor at the University of Arizona. Robertson discussed the idea of ‘moral hazard’ in health insurance at the event.

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University of Arizona professor challenges health insurance cost sharing

February 21, 2020 0 comments

Yesterday, Brown students and professors gathered to hear Christopher Robertson, a law professor at the University of Arizona, argue against the use of cost sharing in health insurance, which includes copays, coinsurance and deductibles.

Contractors and Department of Public Safety officers began installing security cameras earlier this week.

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Cameras installed in Hegeman Hall

February 21, 2020 2 comments

Following more than 15 instances of homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti in Hegeman Hall since November 2019, the University has installed security cameras in common areas of the residence hall, said Koren Bakkegard, associate vice president for campus life and dean of students.