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Brown University cancer center gets $25M gift

Dec. 10, 2021 15:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University's cancer center has received a $25 million gift it plans to use to help it earn a National Cancer Institute designation, the highest federal rating for a cancer center. In honor of the gift from life sciences entrepreneur and investor Pablo...

Former Florida surgeon general heading to Brown University

Nov. 24, 2021 11:59 AM EST

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Scott Rivkees, who led Florida's initial response to the coronavirus pandemic as head of the state health department, has accepted a job at Brown University. The Brown University School of Public Health announced this week Rivkees is...

Brown expands slavery report, but no plans for reparations

Nov. 14, 2021 08:05 AM EST

Brown University expanded its report on its own historical ties to the transatlantic slave trade but says it has no current plans to pay reparations to descendants of enslaved people who worked on the campus. The Ivy League university on Friday released its expanded...

Man earns Ph.D., fulfills dream of being physicist — at 89

Nov. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 89-year-old Rhode Island man has achieved a goal he spent two decades working toward and nearly a lifetime thinking about — earning his Ph.D. and becoming a physicist. Manfred Steiner recently defended his dissertation successfully at...

Brown expands student aid after endowment, fundraising haul

Oct. 25, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will expand financial aid for students and work to improve college access following lucrative hauls from its endowment and a fundraising campaign, the Ivy league school announced Monday. The Providence, Rhode Island-based school...