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The United States Supreme Court is expected to deliver an opinion weighing the legality of the DACA program early in 2020.

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University files DACA brief

October 22, 2019 0 comments

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear arguments around the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in November, Brown filed an amicus brief earlier this month alongside 18 other universities to advocate for DACA’s future.

The U-Fli Center’s Undocu-Series gave undocumented, queer DJs of color an opportunity to speak about their successes in untapped industries.

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Undocumented DJs offer advice, share challenges of entrepreneurship

September 29, 2019 0 comments

When Zacil Pech and Graciela Lopez — also known as Sizzle Fantastic and Funky Caramelo, respectively — threw their first parties as DJs two years ago, 50 people came. But it’s only taken two years for that number to grow exponentially: now, their parties bring in 1000 to 1500 attendees.

University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

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University continues efforts to incorporate transformative justice practices

September 6, 2019 0 comments

This fall, 15 to 20 first-year students will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about structural violence, community accountability and transformative justice in a new pilot program called Building Transformational Community.

The University launched a redesigned home page as part of the first phase of the new brown.edu website, which aims to improve user experience. The website was last redone nine years ago.

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University launches new website

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The first phase of the new brown.edu website launched yesterday, featuring a new home page and over 50 more accessible and updated sites linked to the core University website.

Thirsk is the University’s inaugural chief digital and information officer.

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Thirsk named University’s inaugural chief digital, information officer

February 8, 2019 0 comments

William Thirsk began his tenure as the University’s inaugural chief digital and information officer Feb. 1, tasked with advancing an efficient digital system for the University.

The newly constructed hall provides additional study and social spaces for students and faculty. Meanwhile, the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs is at the heart of several new University Initiatives, which include an increased emphasis on research.

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Building expansion supports growth of Watson Institute

January 22, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs opened the doors to Stephen Robert Hall Dec. 10, a new addition meant to facilitate collaborative learning for University community members, according to Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Director Edward Steinfeld.

Arts & Culture

‘Mid90s’ paints poignant portrait of teenage aspirations, struggles

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Jonah Hill’s film “Mid90s” transfixes viewers from the start with close-up skateboarding shots and action-packed scenes that reveal turmoil at home. The film follows 13-year-old Stevie’s (played by Sunny Suljic) summer adventures in Los Angeles as he weaves between life at home with his single mom (Katherine Waterston) and abusive older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges).