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The BEAR implant is the “first medical technology to clinically demonstrate that it enables healing” of the patient’s torn ACL, according to the Miach Orthopaedics website.

Science & Research

FDA-approved implant provides alternative ACL tear treatment

April 8, 2021 0 comments

A newly approved medical implant — Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Repair — is providing an alternate treatment for Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears.

End Sexual Violence @ Brown called for the dissolution of Delta Phi after one of its members was expelled for mocking the organization.

University News

End Sexual Violence at Brown launches week of protest with poster campaign

April 7, 2021 0 comments

End Sexual Violence at Brown, a student coalition, launched its week of protest April 3 by hanging approximately 2,000 posters on and around campus. The poster campaign was the first of three events aimed at compelling the University administration to improve its anti-sexual violence efforts.

Over the last two months, Myanmar has lost roughly 600 civilian lives to the ongoing unrest, including 40 children.

University News

U. students studying in Myanmar amid a military coup discuss impact on daily life, learning

April 7, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 1, Myanmar citizens woke up with no Internet and their phone lines cut off. A military televised program later informed the public that Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor and civilian leader, had been detained and charged under counts of voter fraud in the recent November democratic elections.

Nearly half of all missions to Mars have failed according to Professor James Head.

Science & Research

Dangling by nylon threads: touchdown of Mars Perseverance Rover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

An unexpected snowfall closed schools in Huntsville, Alabama on the afternoon of Feb. 18. Despite the cold, NASA scientist Caleb Fassett MS’05 PhD’08 was grateful to have his two first-grade daughters home to witness a key moment in space exploration.

50 landing sites were presented to NASA, but the final two standout sites came out of research from Brown, including the Jezero Crater.

Science & Research

Journey to Jezero Crater: what Perseverance may uncover

April 7, 2021 0 comments

Several years ago, Jezero Crater was proposed as the landing site for NASA’s 2011 Mars rover Curiosity but was rejected because there were too many rocks that the rover might hit in the possible landing areas, according to Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Jack Mustard.

During meeting Wednesday evening, UCS  heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group's goals.

University News

UCS discusses collaboration opportunities with student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown

April 7, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group’s goals in a closed session discussion at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

University News

Brown admits record-low 5.4 percent of applicants to the class of 2025

April 6, 2021 5 comments

The University extended offers of admission to 1,652 students tonight, bringing this year’s overall acceptance rate to a record-low of 5.4 percent, according to Dean of Admissions Logan Powell.

Sexual assault activism is cyclical, Lily Shield ’09 said. “Every couple of years, it resurfaces.”

University News

‘It happens in the places where we live and sleep’: students’ fight for sexual assault resources on campus

April 6, 2021 0 comments

“I said no.”  “Break the silence.” “You don’t know this, but it happened here at Brown.” These phrases, and more, were written on t-shirts that members of the student-run Sexual Assault Task Force hung between trees on the Main Green on a cool October day in 2007. 

The Weetumuw School is run by the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project, which seeks to "return language fluency" of Wôpanâôt8âôk to the youngest members of the Nation.

Metro

Wampanoag language immersion school navigates linguistic, cultural education remotely

April 6, 2021 0 comments

When the school closed due to the nationwide outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, its students were sent home, left to navigate linguistic and cultural education remotely, while distanced from their peers.

Students abroad who received non-FDA-approved vaccines have already shared concerns with the University, President Christina Paxson P'19 said.

University News

‘We are planning for a much more traditional fall’: President Paxson addresses plans for upcoming academic year

April 6, 2021 0 comments

A year after the first discussions about the University’s reopening plan amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, President Christina Paxson P’19 shared optimistic views on plans for “a more traditional fall” semester at the monthly faculty meeting.