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Topic: American history

Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

News, University News

Twenty years later: the legacy of 9/11 media coverage

September 13, 2021 1 comment

Twenty years ago, on the eve of Sept. 11, 2001, life on Brown’s campus proceeded as normal. It was a sunny day at the tail end of summer, and, in passing, students read Herald stories covering last night’s Undergraduate Council of Students meeting and the construction of a new English building.

Images show the presence of armed guards stationed at the campus gates, preventing anyone without a note from the administration from entering campus as part of the University’s 1918 quarantine policy.

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Armed guards and campus lockdown: Brown’s 1918 pandemic experience

October 8, 2020 0 comments

When Brown University students woke up on the morning of Oct. 8, 1918, they learned they had two choices: pack up and return home or remain on campus indefinitely. A campus-wide quarantine was being imposed, due to the growing threat of a raging strain of influenza.

University fellow Richard Rothstein spoke about the complicated and long-lasting effects of local, state and federal government policies in segregating residential communities throughout the United States.

News, University News

Historian discusses segregation, urban development

January 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Richard Rothstein, a Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, discussed the idea that federal, state and local government policies have segregated metropolitan areas into racially homogeneous neighborhoods and potential government remedies during a talk at the University Thursday.