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Two thirds of the ACCRIP members present voted in favor of the motion.

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ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

December 3, 2019 4 comments

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

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ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

December 2, 2019 1 comment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

Linda Sarsour (left) and Rabbi Alissa Wise (right) spoke about the importance of the BDS movement and its goals.

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Panelists discuss complexities of BDS

November 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, student groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine hosted three speakers at the University to discuss the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

BSI, other students advocate against divestment

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BSI, other students advocate against divestment

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Brown Students for Israel presented an argument against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine during an Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility and Investment Policies meeting Tuesday evening.

The Department of Education (above) has recently announced a number of changes to its undergraduate concentration and its Urban Education Policy and Masters in Arts and Teaching programs. The changes reflect a new emphasis on urban education.

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Education Department designs new teaching degree

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The University’s Department of Education is designing a new program in which students can earn an undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching degree in five years.

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.