I am a student studying International Relations at Brown University, hoping to pursue a career in journalism or communications. I am a section editor for the Brown Daily Herald, a content writer for Spoon University, and a former editorial content writer for The Brown Political Review.
The University launched an investigation into alleged hazing of new members on the men's swimming and diving team Nov. 29, according to Director of News and Editorial Development Brian Clark. Hazing is a violation of University policy and Rhode Island state law, Clark wrote in an email to The Herald.
The University says that the application of John F. Kennedy Jr. '83 - recently posted for sale online - was stolen, and its General Counsel is actively working to secure its return. Online seller Gary Zimet posted the application documents for sale at $85,000 on his website, "Moments in Time," which buys and sells rare and historical documents.
This story is the first in a three-part series about the ongoing evolution of the Swearer Center for Public Service and its philosophy in relation to the Providence community. "I started college in 2008 ... (when) there was a tent city in Providence," said Beth Caldwell '12.
Karley Weidner, a 32-year-old guidance counselor at Pickering Valley Elementary School in the Downingtown Area School District, has more than $70,000 in student debt. Even though she has a master's degree in education from West Chester University, she wonders if she'll ever be able to pay off her debt.
Since the University announced the potential demolition of the Urban Environmental Lab to make room for a new performing arts center at the Corporation meeting in February, students and faculty have been pushing to save the UEL and the communities it supports.
Loud conversation and the smell of meatloaf baking filled the entryway of All Saints Memorial Church in downtown Providence Nov. 14. At the church every Tuesday, the hungry and homeless can find a free and freshly cooked dinner provided by nonprofit City Meal Site.
International Affairs Essays
Marching in platoons and consuming all in its path, the formidable fall armyworm decimates crops in the Americas and Southern Africa each year. Named for its feeding habits, the armyworm is a one and a half to two-inch caterpillar with the power to create famine and collapse an economy.
On Sunday, October 2, the Colombian people rejected a peace treaty signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). A culmination of four years of bilateral negotiations in Cuba, the treaty was intended to end a more than 50-year armed conflict between the socialist guerrilla group and the government, a conflict that claimed more than 220,000 lives .
On October 30, as the leaders of the European Union and Canada met to sign the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), protestors stormed the European Council headquarters in Brussels and threw red paint at security guards.