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Lifespan rebranding to Brown University Health under new agreements

PROVIDENCE – The state’s largest health system is getting a new name. Under an expanded affiliation agreement, Brown University and Lifespan Corp. announced Thursday that...

New Lifespan, Brown affiliation expected to be finalized by end of...

PROVIDENCE – Almost five months after announcing talks of strengthening their ties, Lifespan and Brown University are wrapping up new affiliation agreements, according to...

Tensions still high at Brown after charges against 20 students protesting...

PROVIDENCE – Tensions over the war in Gaza remain high at Brown University. University President Christina H. Paxson was booed and jeered during a on-campus...

20 Brown University students arrested during sit-in protesting war in Gaza

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Police Department on Wednesday arrested 20 Brown University students who were demanding university support for a ceasefire in the Gaza...
PRESIDENT JOE Biden looks on as Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington during a news conference in August. The Biden administration is designating 31 “tech hubs” in 32 states and Puerto Rico to help spur innovation and create jobs in the specific industries that are concentrated in these areas. / ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO / CAROLYN KASTER

Ocean Tech Hub to highlight blue economy’s range in grant applications

PROVIDENCE – As blue economy leaders in Rhode Island and Massachusetts compete for up to $75 million in federal grant funding, members of the...
SPEAKING OUT: Zainabou Thiam, center, a student at the MET School in Providence, speaks at a rally at Brown University on July 8 organized by the Black Lives Matter Rhode Island political action committee. The rally sought to end legacy admissions and support diversity and equity in universities. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Diversity advocates take aim at legacy admissions

For Viet Nguyen, a Brown University alumnus and founder of social impact organization EdMobilizer, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ban on affirmative action presents...
NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE: Olin Thompson, a ­Jewelry District resident and amateur historian, points to the architectural features on a stone building at 110 Elm St. that was once a foundry and is now leased by Brown University for administrative and medical offices. 
PBN PHOTO/CLAUDIA CHIAPPA

Brown’s land of opportunity: University’s expansion is welcomed but is school...

Olin Thompson’s Jewelry District walking tour begins at the corner of Richmond and Ship streets in Providence, on a plaza covered in stepped, wooden...
BROWN UNIVERSITY and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women’s sports fight

Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced...

R.I. Infrastructure Bank to talk local, state needs at summit next...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank will host its third annual Infrastructure Summit on Sept. 26 at the R.I. Convention Center in downtown...
BROWN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT Christina Paxson has announced that the university will be conducting a comprehensive review of its admissions and student-life policies./ PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Brown forms panel to scrutinize admissions, student-life policies

PROVIDENCE – Brown University President Christina Paxson says the university is launching an extensive review of its admissions and student-life policies to ensure fairness...
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