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At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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Students debate divestment at ACCRIP meeting

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Students spoke for and against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine at a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies yesterday.

At a community forum yesterday, a representative from the Faculty Executive Committee announced that an overhaul to the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies had been scrapped. Instead, a working group with students, faculty and staff will collaborate to come up with their own proposal.

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Working group to consider ACCRIP replacement

October 9, 2019 0 comments

A new working group of faculty, staff and students will seek to amend a former proposal to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, said James Morgan, chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, at a community forum yesterday.

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Faculty approve combined Baccalaureate, MAT program

October 2, 2019 0 comments

Faculty approved a new five-year Concurrent Baccalaureate/Masters in the Art of Teaching program in a vote at yesterday’s faculty meeting.

Both programs moved into the Jewelry District’s Wexford Innovation Center at 225 Dyer St., across the newly built pedestrian bridge.

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University reorganizes School of Professional Studies

September 17, 2019 0 comments

The University separated its pre-college programs and summer undergraduate courses from the School of Professional Studies Aug. 1.

Dressed in drag, performance artist Taylor Mac gave an artist-in-residence lecture at the Granoff Center Thursday.

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Taylor Mac pushes back on theater conventions

September 13, 2019 0 comments

Before Taylor Mac’s artist-in-residence lecture began at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Thursday, photos from the artist’s storied career in theater flashed on a large screen above the podium.

Two professors sue University in response to tenure rejection

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Two professors sue University in response to tenure rejection

September 6, 2019 0 comments

After President Christina Paxson P’19 denied tenure to 67-year-old Rachel Rojanski, senior lecturer in Judaic Studies and adjunct professor in History, Rojanski and her husband filed a lawsuit against Paxson and the University for age discrimination and other complaints in April 2019.

University to host forum on divestment committee

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University to host forum on divestment committee

September 4, 2019 0 comments

The University will host a community forum this fall to discuss the possibility of replacing the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, which considers moral responsibility in the University’s investments.

Ruth Miller '19 (left) and Patricia Rodarte '19 MD'23 (right) will serve as speakers for the University's 251st Commencement.

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Senior Orators: Ruth Miller ’19, Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23

May 24, 2019 0 comments

When Ruth Miller ’19 and Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23 were first nominated to submit speeches for this year’s Commencement, neither thought they would be the ones to address parents, faculty, administration and their entire graduating class.

Rose Lang-Maso ’20 received the 2019 Truman Scholarship, which highlights demonstrated high academic achievement and public service.

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Rose Lang-Maso ’20 wins Truman Scholarship

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Rose Lang-Maso ’20 was selected as one of 62 winners of the 2019 Truman Scholarship Thursday, according to the Truman Foundation’s website. The scholarship awards college juniors from across the country who demonstrate high academic achievement and a strong commitment to public service.

The new kosher kitchen in Wayland House is set to open before Passover and will be divided into meat and dairy sections.

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Kosher kitchen to open in Wayland House

April 10, 2019 0 comments

Brown/RISD Hillel and the Office of Residential Life have collaborated to reserve a kitchen in Wayland House for kosher-keeping students, set to open by Passover later this month.