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Panelists spoke about the Violence Against Women Act’s positive effects on national trends in violence against women, as well as its new provisions for groups most prone to assault, such as native women and transgender individuals.

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Panelists discuss reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

April 3, 2013 0 comments

The panel focused on needed improvements to VAWA, despite legislation passed last month.

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Poet examines sexism, transphobia in talk

March 13, 2013 5 comments

In a lecture and spoken word pieces, author Julia Serano dug into overlapping ‘-isms.’

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Lecturers debate future of higher ed

February 22, 2013 0 comments

A Janus Forum lecture discussed the affordability and value of a college degree.

With only seven undergraduate veterans, the University may reach out to local schools and military publications to attract more veteran applicants.

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U. to strengthen resources for campus veterans

February 20, 2013 5 comments

A newly-approved office will work with the Admission Office to attract more veterans.

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Faculty votes to add URC lecturer position

December 5, 2012 0 comments

Faculty membership on the University Resources Committee will increase from six to seven following a faculty vote Tuesday.

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Today in University of History: Nov. 29

November 29, 2012 0 comments

  Nov. 29, 1972 President Donald Hornig announced an end to limited enrollment courses. Instructors would not be allowed to set enrollment restrictions, with the exception of modes of thought, seminar and others approved by the Educational Policy Committee,. “Unless the course is approved by the EPC, there is no […]

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Faculty approves public health school

November 7, 2012 0 comments

The faculty unanimously approved a motion to create a school of public health Tuesday night. The Corporation will vote on the proposal at its February meeting. 

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Presidency balances peer influence with unique vision

October 24, 2012 1 comment
This article is part of the series Shaping the Presidency

President Christina Paxson stepped into the top administrative role at Brown earlier this year with a background shaped by the three institutions of her past – Swarthmore College, where she studied as an undergraduate, Columbia, where she earned her doctoral degree, and most recently, Princeton, where she filled teaching, research and administrative roles. 

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Higher Ed Roundup: Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 0 comments

Wesleyan University is one of several institutions reducing their need-blind admissions policies for specific applicant groups, the Hartford Courant reported. 

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U. sets path for Paxson’s first years

October 3, 2012 0 comments

The University is looking to identify and support several “signature areas” in shaping Brown’s academic strengths under new President Christina Paxson.