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Why Brown University's $100 Million Plan to Improve Race Relations Falls Short

Joel Simundich | Posted 11.26.2015 | College
Joel Simundich

As a coalition of concerned graduate students of color and those in solidarity at Brown University, we come together to articulate our vision for a more equitable, responsible, and inclusive university.

Here's How Brown Plans To Improve Race Relations With $100 Million

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.24.2015 | College

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Brown University Will Spend $100 Million To Improve Race Relations

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2015 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Brown University says it plans to spend $100 million over the next decade to address diversity and racism on the campus. Bro...

It's Way Past Time for America to Face These Ugly Truths

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The nation's oldest colleges depended on direct and indirect wealth from slavery and the slave trade. Slaves helped build many university buildings including some at Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia.

A Statement From a Collective of Delegates Attending the 2015 Latinx Ivy League Conference at Brown University

Paola Muñoz | Posted 11.18.2015 | College
Paola Muñoz

Every year, a group of 80 students congregates to discuss difficult topics affecting the Latinx community in the U.S. However, instead of discussing how our communities can become empowered in the future, we were forced to reckon with the reality that the struggles of our past still plague our present.

Brown Vows Action After Officer Detains Latino Dartmouth Student

AP | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's president is promising a full investigation and regular meetings on racial issues after a campus poli...

Students Demand Brown University Do More To Honor Native Americans

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.12.2015 | College

Students staged a "die-in" at the Brown University campus Friday as part of a campaign urging the school to do more to honor Native Americans. T...

Brown University Is Latest School To Revoke Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Yet another school has severed its ties with comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women.  ...

Brown Supplements

Write for the Future | Posted 09.26.2015 | College
Write for the Future

I was eight years old when I described to my mom the kind of college I wanted to attend. She said I was describing Brown, and the school has been my first choice ever since. I have not upheld most of the ideas I had at that age. However, my feelings for Brown have only grown stronger.

Bishop Tutu's Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We must wake up, open our eyes and ears, avoid convenient ignorance, seek the truth, speak up, stand up, and never give up fighting for justice for all. How long?

The Secret to One of the Toughest Supplemental College Application Essays

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Elizabeth Dankoski

Seniors, is this you right now? You sit down to work on the Why Do You Want to Go Here questions for your college application essays, and they all come out a little too perky and vanilla.

Better Health, By Design

Footnote | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science

The human element has always been as important to medicine as the scientific side. Design takes this human factor into account by analyzing how healthcare is provided and used and how the behavior of doctors, patients, and other actors promotes or impedes health.

Discovering My True American Identity

Write for the Future | Posted 07.02.2015 | College
Write for the Future

I lived in America for the vast majority of my life, but I never thought of my country as defining or vital in my personal construction of identity. However, being a part of an international school community of people from different parts of the world does not dissolve the idea of nationality.

Break the Rules and Get into Your Dream School

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

If you blindly follow the rules you're actually going to end up looking like every other high achieving student out there. And many times all you get for your grueling work is a spot on your top school's waitlist.


AP | LYNNE O'DONNELL | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by ...

The Politics of War

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The U.S. has the most powerful military in the history of the world, but it should not be utilized as a political tool or for retribution. The government and its leaders must do their best to make the right decisions, to be truthful with the American people, and to provide all the necessary support needed to fulfill the military's mission. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case.

Todd Haynes at Cannes: New Film 'Carol' Stuns With Elegance

Karin Badt | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Carol, the story of a love affair between a young pretty shop clerk (Rooney Mara) and a wealthy unhappy housewife (Cate Blanchett), set in 1950s New York City, stuns with its sensuousness, reminding one of the Hollywood cinema of old, where the camera takes time with lingering shots on characters, turning them into stars.

Choosing the Poetry of Life

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Mitch Ditkoff

There is a moment in everyone's life when all the cards are on the table, all the chips, too -- the moment of truth when the entire universe, it seems, is conspiring to call one's attention to the choice we have every single day to let go of the past and move towards what is truly calling us.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Tries To Regain Trust On Sexual Assault Cases After Accusations Of Donor Influence | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

A task force at Brown University has recommended changes in the way the school handles sexual assault cases, following a steady stream of criticism of...

How Engaged Learning Can Invigorate Higher Education

Footnote | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education

By integrating activities in and out of the classroom into a comprehensive learning experience, engaged scholarship enhances learning and better prepares students to pursue their passions and career goals after graduation.

Dismissive of 'Rape Culture,' a New York Times Columnist Perpetuates It in a Screed Against 'Sensitivity'

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2015 | College
Elizabeth Nicholas

If you only read Shulevitz's article, you might believe an epidemic of overly dramatic rape victims and overly-sensitivity responses to them was sweeping the country.

The Body of Michael Brown--A Response to Kenneth Goldsmith

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Illya Szilak

Goldsmith's writing and performance of "The Body of Michael Brown" is problematic, not because he does not have the "right" to use the text, but because his use of it is fundamentally false.

Tyler Kingkade

Brown Students Don't Trust The School To Fix Sexual Assault Policies | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.12.2015 | College

Around 400 Brown University students demonstrated on the Providence, Rhode Island, campus on Wednesday in the latest sign of distrust in the administr...

Tyler Kingkade

Botched Date Rape Investigation Leaves Students Fuming | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.08.2015 | College

Brown University in February dropped an investigation into whether a male student slipped date rape drugs into a woman's drink at a fraternity party, ...

Study Finds Habits in Children Take Root By Age 9 -- Here's What That Means for Parents

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

A recent study out of Brown University has concluded that routines and habits in children, including household chores and responsibilities, are unlikely to vary after the age of 9.