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The new dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is a renowned global health researcher, educator and practitioner.

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University appoints Dr. Ashish Jha as new School of Public Health dean

March 10, 2020 1 comment

Dr. Ashish Jha will be joining the University as the dean of the School of Public Health Sept. 2020. Jha is currently the director of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

UCS project to grant 24/7 swipe access to Bear’s Lair

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UCS project to grant 24/7 swipe access to Bear’s Lair

March 10, 2020 0 comments

All residential students will soon have 24/7 swipe access into the Graduate Center Bear’s Lair as part of a pilot program for this spring, according to Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Dean of Students Koren Bakkegard.

Although ADOCH has been modified for weather-related reasons in the past, this year’s cancellation will mark the first time “in recent memory” an incoming class will not have an official admitted students event, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

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Brown cancels ADOCH to ensure safety of admitted, current students

March 9, 2020 0 comments

The University has canceled A Day on College Hill in response to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Dean of Admission Logan Powell wrote in an email to recently admitted students.

Elections Board announces UCS, UFB candidates

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Elections Board announces UCS, UFB candidates

March 9, 2020 0 comments

Undergraduate Council of Students Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 and Chair of Campus Life Zanagee Artis ’22 are running for UCS president in this year’s UCS and Undergraduate Finance Board elections.

Devyn Collado ’20 and Arianna Markel ’20 organized a sustainability conference with the goalsof showcasing what “investing and finance look like in the real world” in a way accessible to all levels of knowledge.

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FSIcon exposes students, professionals to sustainable investment

March 8, 2020 0 comments

The inaugural summit of the Future of Sustainable Investing Conference, hosted March 6, centered on the role of investing in “shaping the future of our planet and society,” according to the conference website.

Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

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Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

March 6, 2020 0 comments

In light of “the rapidly evolving impact” of COVID-19 coronavirus, President Paxson announced substantial new University event and travel policies, in an email circulated to community members March 6. 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ou Chen and Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Emilia Huerta-Sanchez will each receive a $75,000 grant to advance their research over a two-year period. They are two of 126 recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship this year.

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Two Brown assistant professors receive $75,000 grant for up-and-coming research

March 6, 2020 1 comment

Two University assistant professors received one of the most prestigious awards for an early-career researcher in science, mathematics or economics when they were named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows last month.

RISD canceled its study abroad program in Rome, while the University canceled its “Brown in Bologna” program due to coronavirus fears.

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Brown, RISD respond to growing coronavirus concerns

March 6, 2020 1 comment

The University and the Rhode Island School of Design recently unveiled new immediate and long-term policies concerning the coronavirus outbreak, according to interviews, emails and a town hall hosted by RISD administrators.

The demonstration, “Protest Against Anti-Muslim Violence in India and the CAA” began with the lighting of candles.

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Community mourns anti-Muslim violence in India

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Thursday evening, Providence residents and University students and faculty  gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to take part in the “Holi Against Hindutva” demonstrations, joining other colleges and universities that demonstrated nationwide.

SAT boost for low-income students could improve economic diversity

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SAT boost for low-income students could improve economic diversity

March 6, 2020 2 comments

A new paper authored by a team of well-known economists, including University Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs John Friedman, suggests that to improve economic diversity on college campuses, it may be time to give low-income students a boost.