Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will be on campus tonight


One of the awesome things about going to school in a small state like Lil’ Rhody is the unbelievable access we have to our politicians. Tonight, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will be on campus to speak about his work in Washington, D.C. and the current state of various pieces of national legislation. According to the Brown Dems’ Facebook event, the Senator will also talk about how young people can get involved in politics. The event is hosted by the Brown Dems and will take place at 8 p.m. in Wilson 101. It’s not every day that a Senator comes to our hill to talk about his work on The Hill, so if you’re around, consider checking it out.

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Did you really read Morning Mail? Last week for free flu shots

The October 21st Morning Mail carried an important announcement, buried among all the other exciting stuff happening at Brown: this is the last week to get your free flu shots from Health Services. The flu shots are available on October 23, 24, 25 from 10 a.m.—4 p.m. each day.

While this might seem like just another task on your to do list and you might be tempted to skip it, you really shouldn’t (yes, we know we sound like your mother, but bear with us). The process barely takes five minutes, 10 minutes at the very most. The shots will protect you from the (truly horrible) flu for the entire season. All you have to do is go to the Lower Lobby, Campus Center, fill out a brief form, get vaccinated (remember to be brave) and leave.

Oh, and did I mention you also get free candy?

Did you really read Morning Mail? Brown onCall Pilot Program

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President Paxson’s call to ramp up campus safety programs in the wake of a recent spike in crime has landed all students access to Brown University Shuttle (BUS) onCall.  Wave goodbye to the days of waiting for Safe Ride Bear Force One BUS and say hello to the pilot program, which shuttles community members off the beaten path, on their own time.

You probably glanced over this e-mail, but this is HUGE.  The onCall coverage area extends way beyond Brown’s turf. Think all the way east to Blackstone Boulevard, to Wickenden Street; west to North Main, and towards Chase Avenue. Oh the places you’ll go!  While the increase in crime on College Hill does concern us, it is notable that onCall’s boundaries could revolutionize your late-night travels.  Can onCall provide shuttling to our favorite venues? The onCall boundaries say yes, the guidelines say “it is not a taxi service and should not be used as such,” but only time will tell…

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Did you really read Morning Mail? Free access to AS220’s 95 Empire for all Brown students

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As of October 1, Brown has joined RISD in a partnership with AS220’s 95 Empire. This partnership will allow for students to go any 95 Empire event for free (!).  All you have do is show your Brown ID, provide your name, and say “I’m with the band!”  Thank you to all parties for involved for making this goodie-attaining catchphrase sound so cool. 95 Empire is located at 95 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903. It’s not rocket science, people.

Some of you may be asking what is 95 Empire? 95 Empire is a theatre and live arts program under AS220, a local forum for the arts. According to its website, 95 Empire houses a black box theater, a dance studio, and two multipurpose spaces that houses anything from educational classes to psychic readings. Whoa. 95 Empire has a lot of events going on every week, and all of them are open to you FREE of charge. Start taking advantage of this opportunity now (it expires on June 29 of next year) because you’re with the band now.

Did you really read Morning Mail? Brown U. Library grants unlimited NYT access to Brown community

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Sure, you thought the University Library was already killing the game with its incredible Instagram and Josiah Carberry hype, but its definitely got more up its sleeve.

Those of you without a New York Times subscription know how frustrating it is to browse the publication’s site and find yourself blocked from consuming more content after only reading a few articles. In a Morning Mail announcement of epic proportions, the University Library informed students and faculty that it would be granting members of the Brown community unlimited online access to the New York Times by way of an exclusive site license (!!!!). OMGame-changer. Your research papers are about to become all the more Times-ly.

Click here for more information about how to access the site license. As for you, Brown Library: You rock. Don’t ever change.

Happy Friday the 13th! Exclusive documentary screening today about Professor Josiah Carberry


Are you itching to check out the new Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab? Yeah, we thought so. Calling Brown’s most curious minds (and all spicy with-eaters Josiah aficionados who want to know more about the eatery’s namesake): the Rock invites you to an exclusive screening of Made Not Born, a biographical documentary on the elusive “psychoceramics” professor, Josiah Carberry. (Yes, psychoceramics is the study of “cracked pots.” ) Come to the Rock for the 5:30 screening to learn more about the idiosyncrasies of the legend himself. Snacks from The Carberry Cookbook: From Nuts to Soup will definitely be provided, so no meal swipe or entry fee necessary!

We know you’re highly anticipate 2013’s most exciting premiere; in the meantime, check out this list of Josiah Carberry’s probable friends, relatives, and acquaintances who have walked through the Van Wickle Gates in the last thirty years. However, Brown’s top researchers still need your help. If you have any evidence about the legend himself or any of the Brunonians on the Thirty Under Thirty list, post to Instagram using the hashtag #josiahcarberry.

See you at the screening!

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