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Students flock to corporate industries

Of the alums who were immediately employed post-graduation in 2015, about 37 percent went into tech, finance or consulting, according to CareerLAB data. In 2011, data reported by The Herald show the number-one industry of employment was education, which has since been bumped down to number three, edged ...

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Students brainstorm methods of resistance

Resist Hate Brown, a brainstorming event held in conjunction with Resist Hate RI Tuesday night, allowed students to learn about and discuss how to move forward following the presidential election of Donald Trump. Local organizers from the American Civil Liberties Union, Direct Action for Rights and ...

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Students tear up flags for Veterans Day ceremony

Updated Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.  American flags placed on the Main Green Thursday were torn, pulled out of the ground and thrown away.  The flags were set up to line walking pathways in preparation for the annual Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Office of Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs. When ...

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Evans ’14 builds app for inspirational messages

Drawing on his experiences at Brown, Jordan Evans ’14 created Buoy, a mobile application designed to provide Brown students with a source of daily encouragement. The app made its debut Sept. 22. Buoy was created with the essence of its name in mind: “As a verb, buoy means to cause to become cheerful, ...

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Alumni interview guidelines hard to uphold

In February, then-high school senior Matt Sarafa posted a YouTube video recounting a disturbing interaction with his Brown alumni interviewer. Sarafa claimed that his alumni interviewer made racist and homophobic statements to him during the interview, The Herald previously reported. “In the very ...

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Alums coach American athletes at Rio Games

As Brown graduates, Jimmy Pedro ’94 and Luke McGee ’01 could have pursued any number of successful career paths. But both ended up coaching at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this year. The U.S. judo team brought home one silver and one gold medal, and rowers in the men’s coxed eight ...

Arts & Culture

Fashion show presents student-made apparel

Tucked away in the softly lit Studio One on the fourth floor of the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Fashion@Brown’s sixth annual fashion show drew an observant crowd of nearly 100 people. The show featured a total of 67 looks put together by nine different design teams — the organization’s ...


Working group aims to reform R.I. probation system

The work of the Rhode Island Justice Reinvestment Working Group, assembled by Gov. Gina Raimondo to improve the state’s criminal justice system, seems poised to come to fruition as the anniversary of its July 2015 inception draws nearer. According to the Council of State Governments Justice Center’s ...

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Sheridan Center appoints new director

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning has appointed Mary Wright, current director of assessment and associate research scientist at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, as its new director, wrote Dean of the College Maud Mandel in a community-wide email ...


Student visa extension program in question

Neuroscience concentrator Pu-Ning Chiang ’16 is one of the 182 international students in her class year. Hailing from Taiwan, Chiang will rely on the Department of Homeland Security’s Optional Practical Training program to continue living in the United States legally following her graduation in ...

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