Brown University says it is investigating potential criminal activity after a student tested positive for the date rape drug known as GHB.
Brown notified students on Saturday about the positive test result, saying testing for a second student is still pending.
The two students allege they were served drinks spiked with some kind of drug at a fraternity party in October. One of the students also reported she was sexually assaulted. Brown has suspended the fraternity.
Brown University has sent out a notice to students about another alleged sexual assault on campus. Brown's student newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald reported an email went out to students last week describing an alleged sexual assault involving a fraternity.
A new Brown University poll finds Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo with 41.6 percent of the support, compared with 30.5 percent for Republican Allan Fung, and Democrat Jorge Elorza with 47.6 percent of the backing, compared with 37.2 percent for independent Buddy Cianci.
Citing safety concerns, Brown University has restricted university-sponsored travel to countries in the grips of the Ebola outbreak. The university strongly urged professors and students to avoid personal travel as well, to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The three men vying to be the next mayor of Providence debated Wednesday night at Brown University. The debate was organized by the Taubman Center at Brown University.
Buddy Cianci is one of those candidates and as Rhode Island Public Radio’s Catherine Welch reports, the debate focused not just on the city’s future but on its past including decisions made during Cianci’s nearly 22 years as mayor.
The Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University has announced that Executive Director Warren Simmons will step down at the end of the current school year.
The institute is searching for a successor to Simmons, who has has been at its helm since 1998.
Simmons plans to cease his current duties at the end of June, but will stay on as a senior fellow to ease the transition. He will remain a member of the Brown faculty in the Urban Education Policy program.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin hosts fellow AG’s from across the Northeast for a two-day conference addressing sexual assault on college campuses. The group will work to determine how law enforcement can do a better job investigating campus sexual assault.
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