Katherine Bennett is a Senior Staff Writer for University News covering campus activism. Hailing from chilly Appleton, Wisconsin, Katherine is a hot chocolate connoisseur and a purveyor of fine Netflix series. When she’s not at The Herald, you can generally find her pretending to study in the library, pretending to study in a coffee shop, or pretending to study in any number of other unproductive locations.

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During the event, five individuals discussed the merits of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The event was moderated by a student journalist who took the course INTL 1802W: “International Journalism.”

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University hosts event to discuss unpredictable future of DACA program

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Five individuals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program spoke about living without documentation and their uncertain futures at an event titled “‘DACA is Dead’ — Young Immigrants in Conversation with Student Journalists” Monday evening.

Brown Student Labor Alliance, which has been campaigning for air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory to mitigate the kitchen’s summer heat, hosted a “Fans on Faunce” event Wednesday asking attendees to bring fans.

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Sharpe Refectory to gain cooling abilities in 2019

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The University announced on Thursday its plan to begin a multi-million dollar renovation to the infrastructure of the Sharpe Refectory this summer with the goal to permanently equip it with cooling abilities in summer 2019.

President Christina Paxson P’19, Erin Arcand, a legislative aide to Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, and Nina Gregg, a Rhode Island School of Design student and Marjory Stoneman Douglas alum delivered speeches to the crowd Wednesday morning during the nationwide walk-out against gun violence.

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Walk-out mourns Parkland victims, calls for action

March 14, 2018 0 comments

Against the backdrop of a nationwide school walkout Wednesday morning, members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green to show solidarity against gun violence and advocate for gun safety regulation.

Student groups have extended support to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ efforts to end sexual violence within Wendy’s supply chain.

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Students prepare for Freedom Fast

March 7, 2018 0 comments

Organizers from the Student Labor Alliance, the Student Farmworker Alliance and the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition are currently recruiting students to attend the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Freedom Fast and the corresponding march that will take place in New York City March 15.

Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

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Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

March 5, 2018 0 comments

A coalition of students, working under a group called SPEAK, published a report last Tuesday that found 94.5 percent of speakers invited to Brown lean left ideologically.

Yema Yang ’19 and Matthew Flathers ’19 are co-coordinating the student push for a disability identity and cultural center on campus. Despite community support, the center’s creation does not have a timeframe.

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Students propose disability identity center

February 21, 2018 0 comments

A group of Brown student leaders and activists is currently pushing to create a disability identity and cultural center on campus.

The University no longer plans to demolish the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Concerns voiced in a Providence City Plan Commission meeting Dec. 19 spurred the changes to the proposed design and location.

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University changes site for performing arts center

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The University has changed the planned building location for the new performing arts center “to a smaller plot on The Walk between Angell and Olive streets, facing the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts,” according to a University press release.

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Guy Benson event provokes student criticism

February 15, 2018 0 comments

In the face of student pushback and criticism, Guy Benson, conservative journalist and author, argued that “weaponized political correctness” has stifled free speech in the Petteruti Lounge Tuesday during a discussion titled “The Millennial Conservative: A Conversation with Guy Benson.”

Students gather to discuss racist pamphlets

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Students gather to discuss racist pamphlets

February 11, 2018 0 comments

ainy weather did not stop a group of students and local community members from gathering at the intersection of George and Brook streets Sunday evening to speak out against the racist posters and pamphlets that were disseminated throughout the University’s campus and other areas in Providence last week.

Delegates attended workshops, connected with other institutions and engaged in conversations about racial healing at the conference.

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University delegates attend racial healing conference

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Last month a six-member delegation consisting of students, faculty and alums represented the University at the 2018 Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Institute in Washington.