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Brown encourages diversity in international programs

Last month, from Mar. 13 to 17, the Office of International Programs launched a series of workshops to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to study abroad. The week-long workshop series, titled “A Series in Conversations: Study Abroad and Me,” focused on how disability, sexuality, spirituality, ...

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Shetterly discusses history of ‘Hidden Figures’

Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” gave the keynote address for Women’s History Month at the University March 13. The event was hosted by the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and ...

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New Latinx House to offer student housing

Updated on March 7, 2017 at 8:41 p.m.  The Office of Residential Life has introduced a new housing option for students next semester: Latinx House. Plans for the house started as a conversation at a December Brown University Latinx Council meeting about Spanish House located in Machado. Many Latinx ...

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LGBTQ Center offers free, anonymous HIV testing

On Feb. 8, the LGBTQ Center, in partnership with AIDS Project RI, offered free, anonymous HIV testing to Brown community members. The center started the initiative Fall 2013 when Program Director Kelly Garrett served on a committee organized by APRI that brought many different Rhode Islanders together ...

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New year brings new changes to Sharpe Refectory

Students returning to campus this semester were met with an updated Sharpe Refectory after it underwent partial interior renovations over winter break. The University’s Department of Facilities Management, Bon Appetit Management Company and Brown University Dining Services worked together to design ...

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Will Meek named CAPS director, effective in March

Will Meek, current assistant director of counseling and training at the University of Portland Health and Counseling Center, will join Brown as the new director of counseling and psychological services, effective March 20. In his role at the University of Portland, Meek was key in decreasing the stigma ...

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Mosaic+ supports minority CS concentrators

Students of color studying computer science often feel underrepresented in their field, according to data from the National Science Foundation. The NSF found that only 18 percent of American students who receive bachelor’s degrees in computer science are non-white, while 36.4 percent of Americans ...

Science & Research

Students found startup to improve rape kit testing

Richard Park ’16 and Bella Okiddy GS are spearheading a biotech startup that aims to improve rape kit testing for victims of sexual assault. The pair received funding from the Swearer Center for Public Service’s Embark Post-Graduate Fellowship, a one-year stipend to pursue altruistic business ventures, ...

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Chun, Saal awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Two faculty members, Alberto Saal, professor of earth, environmental and planetary science, and Wendy Chun, professor of modern culture and media and chair of the department, have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced April 6. The organization was ...


Bear-themed Growlers Wing Bar opens above Alehouse

Growlers Wing Bar opened above English Cellar Alehouse April 4. Previously, the restaurant above Alehouse was an Italian bistro, Coco Pazzo. The management team of both Alehouse and Coco Pazzo felt that the bistro could not compete against bigger Italian restaurant chains on Federal Hill, said Sean ...

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