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.

Articles by Katherine Bennett (21)

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.

The Engaged Scholars Program allows students to participate in community engagement on a larger scale than its predecessor, TRI-Lab.

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Swearer Center’s TRI-Lab gives way to Engaged Scholar Program

December 5, 2017 0 comments

The University’s engaged scholarship pilot program TRI-Lab saw its last lab in spring 2016.

Dried-up opportunities: Bartending students see varied success finding work

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Dried-up opportunities: Bartending students see varied success finding work

November 16, 2017 0 comments

Students could be serving drinks before they can be served themselves: Students can learn bartending through a Brown Student Agencies course.

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Computer Science department changes degree requirements

October 23, 2017 0 comments

The Department of Computer Science announced changes to the requirements for the computer science degrees in an email to computer science concentrators.

Families flock to campus for family weekend

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Families flock to campus for family weekend

October 15, 2017 0 comments

Many families returned to campus this weekend to take part in the annual Family Weekend celebrations.

Shakespeare on the Green’s 2017 rendition of “Macbeth” brings a modern twist to the classic play, setting it during the McCarthy era.

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Shakespeare on the Green presents ‘Macbeth’

October 12, 2017 0 comments

For their fall play this year, Shakespeare on the Green will present a rendition of Shakespeare’s famous “Macbeth.”