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Topic: higher education

University endowment funds may have been invested into cryptocurrency.

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Faculty react to potential University endowment investment in cryptocurrency

March 3, 2021 0 comments

The University may have invested endowment funds into cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin, potentially joining some of its peer institutions such as Harvard, Yale and the University of Michigan, according to a report by CoinDesk. The University has neither confirmed nor denied the investment.

Brown eligible for $6.9 million of funding from new coronavirus stimulus bill

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Brown eligible for $6.9 million of funding from new coronavirus stimulus bill

January 28, 2021 2 comments

The University plans to apply for the nearly $6.9 million of funding for which it is eligible under a new Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) signed into law by former President Donald Trump Dec. 27.

The 2020 presidential election highlights two diverging visions for the country and for higher eduction policy.

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Undetermined election outcome leaves higher education policies uncertain

November 5, 2020 1 comment

While current presidential election results project a potential win for the Biden administration, the lingering possibility of President Trump’s reelection leaves the future of higher education in the United States at the precipice of two very different administrations. 

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities granted $172,000 to the Brown Judaic Studies Program, which will allow them to digitize works published in limited print editions.

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Judaic studies receives grant to make work more accessible

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Scholars from the University’s Judaic Studies program recently received a $172,000 grant that will enable the program to digitize academic works published in limited, often-inaccessible print editions, said Michael Satlow.

University suspends terminal master’s in history

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University suspends terminal master’s in history

April 1, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The University will no longer offer terminal master’s degrees in history beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

Evaluators praised the University’s undergraduate education, Brown Promise and diversity initiatives while criticizing its lack of focus on graduate programs and management of financial resources.

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University receives official re-accreditation

November 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University officially received re-accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education last month, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Today@Brown announcement Oct. 31.

102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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102 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 20, 2018 Comments are Disabled

One hundred and two members of the class of 2018 were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa Society April 10, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an e-mail to The Herald.

Dean of the College Maud Mandel has been a part of the University since 1997. She will step down to become the 18th President of Williams College.

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Dean of College to serve as president of Williams

March 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Dean of the College Maud Mandel will step down as dean and serve as the 18th president of Williams College starting July 1, according to a March 13 University press release.

Following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, Brown and Johnson and Wales University began using the “Run, Hide, Fight” method developed by the city of Houston to make campuses safer.

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Universities review active shooter plans

March 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In light of the school shooting in Florida earlier this month, colleges and universities in Rhode Island have discussed preparation and prevention tactics in case of a similar emergency.