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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.

Science & Research

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.

Metro

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.

Students share experiences with financial aid appeals

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Students share experiences with financial aid appeals

February 21, 2020 0 comments

When students receive their financial aid awards, the packages reflect a web of forms and information: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, College Scholarship Service profiles and other interactions with the Office of Financial Aid.

In the Undergraduate  Council of Students 2019 Fall Poll, 59.1 percent of respondents said they were “somewhat uncomfortable” or “very uncomfortable” drinking tap water in their dorms.

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Facilities replaces hot water tanks, to install bottle fillers

February 21, 2020 0 comments

Since last spring, the Department of Facilities Management has replaced all of the hot water tanks on Wriston Quadrangle and in Graduate Center, wrote University Spokesperson Brian Clark in an email to The Herald.

Chas Freeman Jr., a Watson Institute senior fellow, outlined his views on the current state of American diplomacy at a lecture Thursday.

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Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense talks American diplomacy

February 21, 2020 0 comments

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. compared the current political and economic state of Washington, D.C. to that of St. Petersburg (then called Petrograd) during the last days of the Russian tsar at a lecture entitled “America in Distress” at the Joukowsky Forum.

Students prioritized increasing the amount of on-campus student jobs available and addressing the high cost of school materials in the poll.

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UCS discusses fall poll, committee projects

February 20, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed its 2019 Fall Poll results, committee project updates and modifications to its constitution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.

From the archives: This day in Herald history

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From the archives: This day in Herald history

February 20, 2020 0 comments

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 20, 1977 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1977, Magee Hickey ’77 wrote “The Final Curtain At Trinity?” — an article covering the potential closing of Trinity Square Repertory Company, a theater organization known today as Trinity Repertory Company.