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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Professor of Philosophy Lewis Gordon (left) and Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies R.A. Judy (right) reflected on 1968 at an event Friday.

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Symposium examines, reflects on activism of 1968

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Last week, the Department of Africana Studies held a two-day symposium to examine the legacy of political activism that took place around the world during 1968, including the black student walkout that occurred at Brown fifty years ago.

Students, professors create anti-Bolsonaro petition

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Students, professors create anti-Bolsonaro petition

October 23, 2018 0 comments

A group of Brown students and faculty, along with academics and activists across the United States, have created a petition campaign opposing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.

Third parties who use University facilities for events must sign a contract with University Event and Conference Services, secure liability insurance and comply with other University policies.

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University clarifies policy on third-party events

October 9, 2018 0 comments

The University publicly announced its new policy for third-party use of campus space in a community-wide email sent last Wednesday.

President Emeritus Ruth Simmons was presented with the inaugural Black Legacy Award. Throughout Saturday afternoon, alums attended panels and workshops focused on ameliorating racial and economic inequalities.

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Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

September 23, 2018 0 comments

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill.

HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

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HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

September 20, 2018 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017.

Michael Steele served as Republican National Committee Chairman from 2009 to 2011. Steele brings experience in politics, public policy, law and the media to the Watson Institute in his role as a faculty fellow.

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Former RNC chairman joins Watson

September 12, 2018 0 comments

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will join the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs as a faculty fellow and lead a series of study groups this fall semester, the University announced in late August.

University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

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University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

September 10, 2018 0 comments

On Sept. 8, the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board published its annual memo reflecting on the University’s “progress to date and opportunities for continued growth” in realizing goals outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, wrote Shontay Delalue.

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U. condemns anti-Semitic speech, signs

August 28, 2018 0 comments

While the actions of the individuals, who were later identified by the Anti-Defamation League as the neo-Nazi and former Senate candidate Patrick Little and a member of his team, were condemned by the University, the administration stated that the incident was protected by the First Amendment.

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.