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U. creates sexual assault task force

The Brown University Task Force on Sexual Assault will begin work in the fall, submitting recommendations by December, President Christina Paxson announced in a campus-wide email Friday. The University will also immediately begin searching for a full-time Title IX coordinator, she wrote. Paxson also ...

Arts & Culture

Kitchen makes masterful classic brunch

The tables at Kitchen are already dressed with ketchup, sriracha sauce, a jug of sugar — the essentials. Tame Impala and Broken Social Scene jam over the stereo. The smiling waitress, her hair pulled back into a neat, low ponytail, rushes out with tall glasses of iced water infused with petite slices ...

Arts & Culture

Master of lieder delivers with Schubert swan song

Schwanengesang: a swan song, a last performance before retirement, a final deed before dying. The swan song originates from the Greek mythological belief that a swan sings a unique farewell once in its life, just before its death. “Schwanengesang” is also the title of a cycle of 14 poems set to ...


Honorary Degree Recipients of 2013

Six influential figures will receive honorary degrees from President Christina Paxson on behalf of the University during this year’s commencement exercises. The Board of Fellows of the Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, selected the recipients following recommendations from an ...


In memoriam: Avi Schaefer

Three years have passed since the pedestrian accident that claimed the life of Avi Schaefer, a former member of the class of 2013, but family, friends and faculty members still remember him vividly as a transformative member of the Brown community. “Avi was somebody who was intensely passionate about ...

University News

Six to receive honorary degrees

Artists, scientists and college presidents are among the six individuals selected to receive honorary doctorates at this year’s Commencement ceremony May 26 . The group comprises actor and director Benjamin Affleck, writer Junot Diaz, bacteriologist Stanley Falkow PhD’61, Tougaloo College President ...

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