Brown University

Starting next year, the Ivy League University won’t include loans as part of student aid packages. Instead, Brown will offer students scholarships, which they won’t have to pay back.

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Ash trees in New England and across the country are at risk of extinction because of a foreign beetle known as the emerald ash borer.  


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A group calling itself the Pokanoket Nation has been calling for Brown to turn over land in Bristol, which was the ancestral home of Wampanoag Chief Sachem Metacom, also known as King Philip. The group rejected Brown's offer last week to reach a compromise.

Thousands Catch Glimpse Of Solar Eclipse

Aug 21, 2017
Elisabeth Harrison

At observatories, public libraries, parks and universities, people gathered Monday to watch the moon pass in front of the sun. The total eclipse was only partially visible in New England, but that did not seem to dampen the spirits of families, co-workers and students who gathered to see it.

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Former Presidential Candidate Howard Dean predicts that Republicans are unlikely to stop the federal Medicaid reimbursements that help millions of low-income Americans pay for out-of-pocket medical costs.


Brown Defends Use Of Race In Admissions Policy

Aug 7, 2017
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Brown University is responding to questions about race-conscious admissions criteria.

In a written statement, the university said the courts have upheld its right to "act affirmatively" to build a diverse student body. Brown's statement makes it clear the university views diversity on campus as essential to its academic mission.

How To Feed The World, Sustainably

Jun 12, 2017

Stephen Porder is Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. He talked with Laxmi Parthasarathy for a special RIPR interview about sustainability. Prof. Porder's research includes the effects of fertilizer on the environment and how those effects differ between North American farms and farms carved out of the Amazon.

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Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro and five others will receive honorary degrees at Brown University’s 249th Commencement on Sunday, May 28th in Providence.

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The heads of three Rhode Island universities join a growing list of leaders at higher learning institutions opposing President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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Every American election brings an assessment of how well the media covered  things. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says there should be some vigorous scrutiny of the 2016 election cycle.

Now Here This: Repeat After Me

Jul 29, 2016

This story comes from a new partnership between Rhode Island Public Radio and Now Here This, an audio storytelling group at Brown University. On the last Friday of every month, we’ll bring you a new story.

Today we meet a woman who came from Botswana to attend Brown University. But she encountered a problem: almost no one in the U.S. can pronounce her name. Mitchell Johnson from Now Here This produced the story.  

Got a comment on this story? A question? A new idea? We want to hear from you! Send an email to nht@ripr.org.

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A new analysis of executive compensation at private universities shows Bryant University’s Ronald Machtley is the highest paid in Rhode Island. 

When you add up base pay, bonuses and other compensation, Machtley earned more than $795,000, according to tax filings from 2013 analyzed by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

At nearly $740,000, Brown University President Christina Paxson also earns more than the median for a private university president, but her salary remains lower than the presidents of most other Ivy League institutions.

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A Dartmouth College student visiting Brown University for a weekend Latino Ivy League conference asserted that he was assaulted by a Brown campus police officer Friday evening outside a Spanish House event. 

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 Update:  The University of Rhode Island says it is in regular contact with study abroad programs to monitor the situation in Paris following a string of apparent terrorist attacks and maintain the safety of students. A total of 14 URI students were in Paris or other regions of France during the attacks on Friday night.

Brown university will honor one of its greatest coaches Saturday afternoon when it renames its soccer field for the retiring women’s soccer coach Phil Pincince.

Already named for the iconic men's soccer and lacrosse coach Cliff Stevenson, the pitch will be renamed Stevenson-Pincince Field in a ceremony before the Bears final 2015 home game at 3:30 against Penn.

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