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Science & Research

Prof highlights human influence on environment

“We’re all post-nuclear creatures,” said Joseph Masco, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Chicago, as he stood in front of a world map with flashing circles representing all the nuclear tests and explosions that occurred between 1945 and 1998. He attributed this classification  ...

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Science & Research

Lecturer questions views on space exploration

Those who consider space “the last frontier” may not have thought reaching for the stars would pose a threat to Earth. In his lecture “The Sky is the Limit: The Errors and Dangers of Space Expansionism,” Daniel Deudney, associate professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, criticized ...

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University News

Tensions arise as food truck community grows

As the food truck scene's prominence on Thayer Street continues to grow, so does the dialogue among truck owners and Thayer restauranteurs as they seek to find their niche. Frustration among food truck owners has cropped up as some owners have accused other trucks of parking illegally or in a manner ...

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University News

Poll: Majority have no opinion on Paxson

Most students on campus have no opinion on how President Christina Paxson is handling her job in her first year, according to a Herald poll conducted earlier this semester. Of the students polled, 69.3 percent had no opinion, 17.5 percent somewhat approve, 10.9 percent strongly approve, and 2.3 percent ...

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University News

Students discuss drug war at SSDP conference

At this weekend's Northeast Regional Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, 120 college students representing eight different states and Washington, D.C. - including 20 from Brown - gathered to discuss drug policy reform's focus on human rights. "We wanted ... to show people that this drug war ...

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Metro

38 Studios to auction off assets to public

Assets from the failed 38 Studios, Curt Schilling's dissolved video game development company, will be auctioned off in October in an effort to decrease the $102 million in bond payments that must now be paid for by Rhode Island citizens. The company was forced to declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy in June, ...

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Metro

Chafee presses feds to return Pleau case to R.I.

Nearly two years after Jason Pleau shot, killed and robbed gas station manager David Main outside a Woonsocket bank, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 P'16 petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in August to return Pleau to state custody. In federal custody since his arraignment in late May, Pleau is on track ...

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Sports

Author reflects on Brown's baseball past

Brown has a significant place in baseball history, holding the fourth oldest written record of the game: an 1827 diary entry by Williams Latham 1827, a Brown student at the time, according to Rick Harris,  author of "Brown University Baseball: A Legacy of the Game." When baseball started at Brown, ...

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