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Kasturi Pananjady: On gratitude and uncertainty

In 2015, New Jersey’s Star-Ledger published an obituary for Vishal Bokka Reddy ’12, “a software engineer, a neuroscientist, a linguist who spoke four languages, a flutist and a humanist.” Reddy’s life came to an end when he was "hit by a car while jogging," just three years after graduating ...


Israeli historian talks Palestinian refugee crisis

Israeli historian Benny Morris addressed a packed room at the Joukowsky Forum Wednesday as part of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs’ new Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series. The Israel-Palestine Distinguished Lecture Series is the brainchild of Professor of History ...

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Zionism divides Hillel members

This is the second of a two-part series that explores how students and faculty members engage with the Israel-Palestine conflict in their work and social lives on campus. Last semester, a petition asking Janet Mock to disaffiliate her talk from Brown/RISD Hillel characterized Hillel as a pro-Israel ...

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Students, faculty protest in light of election

Dressed in all black and bearing signs reading “Black Lives Matter,” “Stop deporting families” and “I stand with Standing Rock,” over 400 people descended on the Quiet Green Wednesday afternoon to call on the University’s administration to protect its most vulnerable community members ...

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Endowment falls to $3.2 billion from record high

The University’s endowment fell by 1.1 percent to $3.2 billion over the 2016 fiscal year, according to a University press release. This is a marked departure from the previous fiscal year, when the endowment reached a record high of $3.3 billion after a 5.7 percent return, as The Herald previously ...

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SWANA students gradually gain visibility

The Brown Center for Students of Color is hosting its first-ever Southwest Asian and North African Heritage Series this year, with a welcome-back dinner held for SWANA students last week. The group’s increased visibility at the BCSC comes as SWANA-identifying students lobby for recognition at Brown. The ...

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First-Gen, Low-Income Student Center unveiled

The First-Generation and Low-Income Student Center held its opening reception Friday on the fifth floor of the Sciences Library. At the reception, President Christina Paxson P’19 said the center, which is currently staffed by six paid undergraduates and one part-time graduate student, will be hiring ...

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LGBTQ Center hire focuses on community

This fall, the LGBTQ Center welcomed its newest staff member, Program Coordinator Je-Shawna Wholley. Wholley describes herself as “unapologetically” black, queer and a feminist. She felt Brown would allow her to draw on those identities in the course of her work. “Being a first-generation college ...

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