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Daily since 1891, The Brown Daily Herald remains the paper of record for the Brown University community. For more than 115 years, The Herald has published daily campus news, capturing life at Brown University and student perspectives on world events: political protests, athletic wins and losses, ...

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Family awaits details on death of Dawkins '13.5

Three weeks after the body of Michael Dawkins ’13.5 was found in Peru,  friends and family are still waiting for information from the Peruvian or American  embassies about the details surrounding his death, said sister Erika Dawkins. Dawkins was last seen Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., and his Brown key was ...

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Body of undergraduate found in Peru

The body of Michael Dawkins ’13.5 has been found in Peru, said Leslie Goodman ’02, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Peru. The circumstances surrounding Dawkins’ death remain unclear. He was seen on campus last week, but University officials and police officers could not confirm further details. Dawkins, ...

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Shutdown could harm state economy

After congressional quarreling sent the federal government Monday night into its first shutdown since the Clinton administration, Brown students and people across Rhode Island spent Tuesday considering how the closure will affect them. The effects will be limited in the short term, but if Congress ...

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Parking and recreation: artists transform spaces

Drivers looking for a parking spot in Providence Friday may have encountered an unexpected difficulty — finding small parks where they thought they could have parked. Artists, designers and students took over more than 30 parking spots around the city, converting them into educational spaces and ...

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State bans criminal history question from job apps

Employers in Rhode Island can no longer ask job applicants about their criminal backgrounds, following the implementation of a law Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 signed July 15. “This provides basic protections from discrimination for people with a criminal record,” said Rep. Scott Slater, ...

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R.I. House, Senate oppose graduation requirement

In the final hours of the 2013 legislative session, the Rhode Island Senate and House of Representatives passed a joint resolution calling on the state Board of Education to stop a controversial high school graduation requirement developed by Education Commissioner Deborah Gist, set to take effect at ...

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Bipartisan conference encourages student political involvement

The Rhode Island Student Political Empowerment Conference returned to Brown this year, bringing speakers to inspire students from around the state to enter the political process. The event, which opened with a keynote address from Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 Friday night, featured training sessions ...

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