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The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus.

News, Science & Research

Historic pandemic poses lasting impact on libraries, scholarship

March 31, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Academia in Flux: Consequences of COVID-19

As researchers and academics across the globe shift their priorities, the scholarship that used to dominate their time is largely being put on hold, with consequences and personal ramifications spanning departments and fields. 

Students work toward Southeast Asian Studies representation in academia

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Students work toward Southeast Asian Studies representation in academia

March 12, 2020 0 comments

The Southeast Asian Studies Initiative is in the process of submitting a proposal that would increase institutional support for the study of Southeast Asia at the University.

Community members remember Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope for his vibrant enthusiasm for his work.

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Beloved University professor passes away at 64

November 19, 2019 0 comments

Associate Professor of History Robert Douglas Cope— known as Doug by colleagues, friends and family — passed away Oct. 6 at the age of 64.

Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

Columns, Opinions

Flynn ‘20.5: No, Brown should not change its motto

November 18, 2019 1 comment

In her column last week, Rebecca Aman ’20 argued that Brown should change its Latin motto from “In Deo Speramus,” — meaning “In God We Hope” — to “Speramus,” — meaning “We hope.”

Iraqi-American conceptual artist Michael Rakowitz presented his cookbook, “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” at the List Art Building Tuesday evening.

Arts & Culture

Conceptual artist discusses Iraqi date palm-inspired cookbook

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Michael Rakowitz, an Iraqi-American conceptual artist, stepped into the List Art Building on the evening of Nov. 12 to present his latest gastronomic project,  “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve,” a cookbook which features recipes from 41 chefs — himself included — that revolve around date syrup.

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: The terminal master’s in history should come back

April 19, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On April 1, The Herald reported that the University suspended its terminal master’s in history. That program had offered a year-long opportunity to earn a master’s degree for students not previously enrolled at the University; now, outside applicants cannot receive a standalone master’s in history degree from Brown.

Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman presented yesterday.

University News

Humanity making progress, say Pinker, Krugman

April 3, 2019 1 comment

Is humanity progressing? In short, yes. Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Pinker and Nobel Laureate economist Paul Krugman discussed why this is the case during the Brown Political Theory Project’s Janus Lecture Tuesday.

Nellie Gorbea advocated for moving the RI Archives from its current location on Westminster Street to a plot of land across from the State House.

Metro, News

Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

April 2, 2019 1 comment

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records.

Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

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Thomas ’21: Reflecting on Black History Month

February 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

It’s Black History Month. Every February is dedicated to appreciating the history of black people in the United States. Superficially, people recognize the significance of this month of remembrance; when presented with the statement “Black History Month is important” many would agree.

While Brown students have largely excavated the dig site, sixth graders from Moses Brown School were invited to visit and explore in an effort to expose young students to archaeology field work.

News, Science & Research

Class explores ruins beneath local soccer field

November 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

At first glance, the soccer field at Moses Brown School contains little more than open space, two goals and a few stray balls. But underneath the field at the intersection of Hope and Lloyd Streets lies the ruins of a house dating back to 1884.