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Brown Sued Over Collusion To Limit Financial Aid

How does the joke go? “In God we trust, all others pay cash.” Maybe Brown should change its motto from In Deo Speramus to Caveat Emptor. In a recently filed federal lawsuit, Brown University has been accused of colluding with several other universities in making admissions decisions “with regard to the financial circumstances of students …

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‘Acquire, Neglect, Obscure, Demolish’

Brown University’s relentless march to the sea continues with Brook Street in the crosshairs once again. The Fox Point Neighborhood Association has been rallying opposition to two proposed dorms on either side of Brook Street. Seen here is the Bagel Gourmet plaza and (below) the buildings on Charlesfield Street, all of which will be razed …

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Dear Brown: Masks Are Mandatory

Brown University has announced the launch of Brown Takes Care, an initiative aimed at providing guidance to its incoming students regarding Covid-19 that “. . . will directly engage students, faculty and staff as storytellers and influencers to promote essential health practices to fight COVID-19, both on campus and in the greater Providence community.” Storytelling?! …

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‘Rhody Love Notes’ At Doors Open RI

Doors Open RI has launched a photo sharing site for people who like taking and sharing photos of places they love around the state. Go to Rhody Loves Notes to find out how and where to join in. Not much to it really; just share your Love Note using the hashtag #rhodylovenotes on Facebook, Instagram, …

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Vote On Brown University Demolitions Delayed

Suppose you had to tear down one of these buildings, which would it be? Don’t worry, the Sci-Li Building is not actually on the chopping block . . . that we know of. But Cushing House is. We wrote about the proposed demolitions last February when the threat to Brown’s Urban Environmental Lab first sparked …

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Spend Eclipse Monday With Bruno

(8.21) Head over to the main green at Brown University and join smart people who know how to watch an eclipse. While many of Brown’s astronomers will be heading out to prime viewing locations across the country, a group of students and staff will offer members of the public a chance to safely view the …

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Brown University Eyes Angell Street For Demolition

Last year the insatiable Brownzilla stripped Brooks Street of its architectural character; now it has Angell Street in its sites. According to the Facebook page “Save the UEL” Brown intends to raze the Urban Environmental Laboratory (UEL), and its community gardens, located on Angell Street between Thayer and Brown Streets. According the petition at that …

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Big Blue Bear Greets Incoming Freshmen

Welcome Brown University Class of 2020! Hope you like this blue bear because it’s going to haunt your dreams every single day until you head back out those Van Wickles, even if that takes you five years. “Untitled (Lamp/Bear)” is the title of this painted and lacquered cast bronze piece by Urs Fischer. I suppose …

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Brown To Neighbors — Kiss My Asphalt

Last January The Dose posed the question, “Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?” Well, we have our answer. Seven old, architecturally interesting, multi-unit houses on Brook Street — between Cushing and Meeting Streets — are history. Brown University may be in danger of destroying the very neighborhood that students find so appealing. Alumni returning with their teen-aged …

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Hey, That’s Littman!

For many Patriots fans the highlight of the AFC championship game was the TurboTax ad featuring a local yokel. And yes, Michael L. Littman is a bona fide professor of computer science at Brown University. Of course if you are into cross-language information retrieval and predictive representations of state you knew this already. His wiki …

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Can BrownZilla Be Stopped?

Brown University has announced plans to flatten seven more buildings on Brook Street, this time between Cushing and Meeting Streets. Just last October at least three lovely brick structures were demolished further down the Brook Street (see pictures below). Judging from the chain link fence now wrapped around these parcels Brown must think it has …

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Bach Marathon At Manning Chapel

(11.7) Community MusicWorks presents Bach to the Future III — an all-night marathon of Bach and experimental Bach performance — this Friday night at Brown’s Manning Chapel. (Facebook event page.) Many of your favorite local musicians, not normally linked to Bach, will be taking part. Check Facebook for schedule. Bevin Kelley & Luke Moldof/Brendan Glasson …

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Bat Week

(11.2) And what better way to celebrate Bat Week than with this image of a bat wake taken over at Brown University’s Breuer Lab, part of the Aeromechanics and Evolutionary Morphology Lab. Somewhere in the BioMed Building an eclectic team of undergrads, grad students, post-docs, and visiting scientists are flying bats through wind tunnels and …

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Slavery Memorial Dedication Saturday

The sculpture is challenging and bold; the text, cringing. A formal dedication of the recently installed Slavery Memorial at Brown University will take place Saturday, with remarks by African-American sculptor Martin Puryear. The installation consists of the memorial itself — a half-buried 4.5 ton cast-iron ball and chain — and, standing separately, a short inscribed …

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