PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Actor John Krasinski has delivered the baccalaureate address at Brown University, telling undergraduates to take chances, fail big and take chances again.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The president of Brown University is taking a leave of absence from the board of directors of Care New England, a nonprofit health system that includes several Rhode Island...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The former music director of the Brown University Orchestra says he has filed a complaint with Rhode Island's human rights commission alleging he was fired because he is...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and actor John Krasinski are among seven people scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Brown University commencement ceremonies.
Alum gives Brown $25M to study economic disparities
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University alumnus who manages one of the largest private equity firms in the world has donated $25 million to the college's economics department to expand research...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is reviewing its policies and practices because of the nationwide college bribery scandal.
President Christina Paxson said in a letter distributed at...
Browns gets $5M grant to help catalog, move museum pieces
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has received a $5 million grant that will allow the Ivy League school to fully catalog the collection at its anthropology museum in anticipation of a move closer to campus.
The grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will enable the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology to create an accurate inventory of nearly one million artifacts, which are currently housed in Bristol.
Brown looks to offset electric usage with solar, wind power
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has finalized agreements with two developers that will produce enough wind and solar power to offset all the electricity usage on the Ivy League campus.
Brown students sue for back pay from dining hall jobs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Brown University students have sued the Ivy League school for back pay they say they earned in their supervisory jobs with school dining services.
Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An advocacy group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate animal use at the Warren Alpert Medical School at the Ivy League university.
The Latest: Brown U responds to criticism over use of pigs
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on Brown University facing criticism for using live pigs in medical training. (all times local):
Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital say they abide by all federal regulations and follow strict protocols when using animals for training in emergency medicine.
Biden urges political engagement in Brown University speech
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke to more than 2,000 Brown University students this week, criticizing partisan politics and urging students to look toward the future.
Biden spoke Monday at the university's Pizzitola Sports Center, arguing that a perceived political breakdown was caused by nationalism and "phony populism."
Brown University graduate students decide to unionize
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University graduate students have voted to unionize.
A four-day secret ballot election ended Monday at the Ivy League campus in Providence. About 60 percent of the nearly 1,000 students who voted favored joining the American Federation of Teachers.
About 1,250 teaching assistants, proctors and research assistants were eligible to vote.
Everyone in positions covered by the bargaining unit will be represented as the union negotiates employment terms.
Milwaukee grad of Brown University among US Rhodes scholars
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 2018 graduate of Brown University from Milwaukee is a U.S. Rhodes scholar.
The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced that Rhea Stark is among 32 men and women chosen from a group of 880 applicants endorsed by 281 U.S. colleges and universities for studies beginning next fall at Oxford University in England.
Brown University recruits 7-year-old basketball player
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 7-year-old boy is the newest recruit to the Brown University men's basketball team.
Christian Berardi, of North Providence, officially signed his "letter of intent" with the Brown Bears on Tuesday. Berardi has an immune disease called eosinophilic esophagitis, and he met the team through the nonprofit organization Team Impact.
Berardi is welcome to attend all games and practices, and he went trick-or-treating with the players on Halloween.
Former president of Mexico warns of US trade policy
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former president of Mexico warned of the possible consequences of U.S. trade policy during a lecture at Brown University in Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal reports that Ernesto Zedillo said Monday a trade war with China could reach "epic proportions, with irreversible damage."
Former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo to speak at Brown
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former president of Mexico is speaking at Brown University.
Ernesto Zedillo is giving an address about globalization and participating in a discussion moderated by University President Christina Paxson on Monday at the university's campus in Providence.
The event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance. It will be streamed on the university website.
Graduate students at Brown to decide whether to unionize
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University graduate students are deciding whether to unionize.
The university says that the vote begins Wednesday. Students will have until Nov. 19 to cast a ballot at the Ivy League campus in Providence.
About 1,250 graduate students who are teaching assistants, proctors or research assistants are eligible to vote.
Brown University celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day after faculty renamed what used to be called Columbus Day.
The Ivy League university says a celebration of indigenous peoples is planned for Saturday afternoon in the Sayles Hall Auditorium.
Saturday's events, organized by students, bring celebratory cultural activities and food to campus. It's free and open to the public.
Brown University endowment hits high of $3.8B
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's endowment has reached a high of $3.8 billion.
The Ivy League university says in a statement the endowment hit the new high and produced a 13.2 percent return during the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Brown say investment returns from global stock markets helped spurred growth.
Correction: Brown-Research Dispute story
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In a story Aug. 31 about Brown University removing an article about a transgender youth study from its website, The Associated Press reported erroneously on who created an online petition to restore the article. Supporters of the research created it, not the assistant professor who authored the study.
A corrected version of the story is below:
University criticized over removal of transgender study
Partners, Care New England and Brown explore partnership
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two New England hospital networks and Brown University are working to bring better patient care, doctor training and biomedical innovation to Rhode Island.
Partners HealthCare, Care New England Health System and the Ivy League school signed an agreement Tuesday that establishes Brown's Warren Alpert Medical School as the primary academic research and teaching institution for CNE.
The memorandum details the terms for negotiating a formal agreement.
Brown U. condemns anti-Semitic incident on campus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is condemning hate speech after two people were seen making an anti-Semitic sign on the Ivy League campus.
The Providence Journal reports that Brown issued a notice saying two people had been seen making a "vulgar and highly offensive anti-Semitic sign" while filming a video of themselves Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police have arrested an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a student at Brown University.
The Providence Journal reports 29-year-old Carlos Carrillo, of Providence, has been charged with second-degree sexual assault after the Thursday attack.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT essay scores or ACT writing scores when applying for admission.
The Providence Journal reports the policy begins with next year's incoming class, and that high school students will still be required to take the SAT or ACT to apply.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has released a plan that shows how the school can improve Rhode Island's technology economy.
The Providence Journal reports the university published the "Brown and the Innovation Economy" report Monday. According to the plan, "talent, innovation and entrepreneurship" are all at integral parts of the plan.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's president says she's deeply concerned about how the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries will impact international students and scholars.
Christina Paxson said Wednesday she worries the ruling will be used to prevent them from going to American universities to contribute to research, discovery and innovation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University and a student organization have agreed to terms for a possible election to decide whether eligible graduate students will unionize.
Brown announced the agreement with the organization Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees on Thursday. It establishes formal election procedures, voter eligibility guidelines and other terms in the event the university receives a petition to hold a unionization election.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Connecticut man who assaulted a former Brown University basketball player, leaving him permanently impaired.
The Providence Journal reports the court ruling Wednesday supported the felony assault conviction of 29-year-old Tory Lussier in the 2013 attack on Joseph Sharkey.
ShowBiz Minute: Memorial Day, Sting, Box Offce
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — English musician Sting sang "My One and Only Love" at Brown University after he and his wife Trudie Styler accepted honorary degrees.
Brown presented them with the degrees Sunday at its 250th commencement. Nobel Prize-winning physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz was among the other honorees.
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Retired Brown University President Ruth Simmons is being installed as president of Prairie View A&M University, making her the first female leader of the school in Texas.
Simmons, who also was president at Massachusetts' Smith College and served in executive positions at Princeton and Spellman College, takes over Friday at Prairie View for George Wright.
Wright returned to teaching history last year after holding the top job for 14 years.
House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the South will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money.
The future of the rebuilt house from Detroit was uncertain after it was taken on a trans-Atlantic journey and Brown University reneged on plans to exhibit it.
A nonprofit arts organization, WaterFire Providence, said Thursday that it will put the house on display within two weeks.
Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig's Disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island, announced the donation from alumnus Robert Carney and his wife, Nancy, on Wednesday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence officials have approved a Brown University plan to build two new buildings on campus.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member determined to preserve the civil rights activist’s legacy.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member determined to preserve the civil rights activist's legacy.
Brown University has record-breaking application pool
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An area Ivy League school is seeing record-breaking applications.
Brown University officials say the school had applications from 35,438 hopefuls for the Class of 2022— more than any other year.
The school made offers to just 7 percent, or 2,566 students.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Williams College in Massachusetts has tapped the Ivy League for its new president.
The Williamstown school on Tuesday named Maud S. Mandel, dean of the college and professor of history and Judaic studies at Brown University, its 18th president.
She takes over from interim President Protik Majumder, who was named to the post following the resignation in June of Adam Falk to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An artist who turned a Detroit house where Rosa Parks lived into an art piece says he's working to ensure the home is displayed in Rhode Island even after Brown University pulled its support.
Ryan Mendoza said he has a First Amendment right to show the house. He is working with a local arts group for legal help and to find the money and other support he needs to move forward. He said he has a right to continue.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on an art project built around a house where Rosa Parks once lived in Detroit (all times local):
A foundation that's backing an art project built around a Detroit house where Rosa Parks once lived says it's considering legal options now that Brown University has said the project was canceled.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says it has suspended its men's swimming and diving team after an investigation found multiple violations of alcohol and hazing policies.
In a statement released Friday, Brown said the team will be suspended as a student organization through May 27 and any team activity is prohibited.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has canceled plans to display the house where Rosa Parks lived for a time after she left the south and moved to Detroit.
The house had been on a demolition list until it was saved by Parks' niece and artist Ryan Mendoza, who moved it to Berlin. He brought it back to the United States in pieces last month with Brown's backing, and was reassembling it when the Ivy League university made the abrupt announcement Thursday.
Brown University will host a series of racially segregated lunches over the course of the semester to help graduate students of color settle into the university.
The RESET Series, as reported by The College Fix, began last semester to increase minority student participation and retention rates.
Brown University to pay tuition for future actors, directors
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University is providing scholarships to cover the tuition for all master's degree students studying acting and directing.
The Ivy League university in Rhode Island announced the change Friday.
It says it wants to ease student debt, diversify the pool of actors and directors in training, encourage innovation in the arts and ultimately redefine whose stories are told on stage.
Brown University swim team barred from Ivy League meet
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has barred its men's swimming and diving team from participating in this week's Ivy League Championships as it investigates allegations of hazing.
Sotomayor: Pay inequality among nation’s biggest issues
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The pay gap between women and men for the same work is one of the biggest issues the nation faces, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told a crowd Wednesday at Brown University in Rhode Island.
Sotomayor spoke to hundreds of students and others assembled in a gymnasium on the Ivy League campus, spending most of the talk roaming among them as she answered their questions.
Justice Sotomayor to speak at Brown University
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will speak at the Ivy League school next week in an event that's open to the public.
The university announced that the justice will speak Wednesday in a free but ticketed event on its Providence campus.
Sotomayor's talk comes 18 months after the Class of 2020 read her memoir, "My Beloved World." She will speak in conversation with Brown President Christina Paxson.