Trisha Thacker serves as a Senior Staff Writer for the Diversity and Student Life beat at the Herald. She intends to concentrate in English and Health and Human Biology. When she’s not writing, Trisha can be found eating at By Chloe or playing with dogs she spots on campus.

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Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

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Provost hosts open forum on 2019 University budget

November 14, 2018 0 comments

The University is currently predicting a $5.4 million deficit for the 2019 fiscal year based on conservative estimates of revenue, said Provost Richard Locke P’18 at a University Resources Committee forum Wednesday.

The Trump administration’s proposal to define gender would limit federal protections for trans people, according to the New York Times.

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Trans-rights activists rally at State House

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Speaking on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Saturday morning, Payton James, a member of Rhode Island Pride, instructed hundreds of protesters to hold the hands of the people standing next to them.

Panel talks importance of trans-centered research

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Panel talks importance of trans-centered research

October 18, 2018 0 comments

At an event hosted by the School of Public Health Wednesday night, Michelle Forcier, professor of pediatrics and associate dean of medicine at the Alpert Medical School, posed a pertinent question: “How many people in this room experience gender?” Everyone in the room raised their hands.

The Fli Center provides community building and leadership training opportunities to first-generation, low-income and undocumented students.

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FLi Center launches community-building program

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Julio Reyes ’12, program director of the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center, and Renata Mauriz ’17, the center’s student success coordinator, collaborated this summer to launch the FLi Scholars Program.

Radical Monarchs talk sisterhood, social justice

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Radical Monarchs talk sisterhood, social justice

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Radical Monarchs co-founders Anayvette Martinez and Marilyn Hollinquest kicked off a revelatory and reflective evening Wednesday night by asking audience members to imagine themselves as eleven year olds again.

Atkins ’84 honored for innovative teaching

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Atkins ’84 honored for innovative teaching

September 30, 2018 0 comments

Brown alum Norman Atkins ’84 P’10 P’14 received a Heinz Award in the Human Condition category for his work on pioneering innovative teacher training models and improving learning outcomes for low-income students, according to the Heinz Awards’ website.

Center for Reconciliation aims to confront the state’s reliance on the slave trade and its implications in a present-day context.

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Center for Reconciliation addresses legacy of slavery in R.I.

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Visitors to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s ongoing exhibition, “The Art of Race,” might notice that the series of lectures and decorative art installations credits the work of the Center for Reconciliation, a local faith-based nonprofit.

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.

Divya Mehta ’18 will use her own experience as an international student to offer guidance to peers in the job search process.

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University creates position to aid international students

September 6, 2018 0 comments

The University hired Divya Mehta ’18 in July 2018 to serve as its first ever International Student Career Coordinator in the Office of Global Engagement.

Former Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, currently serves as the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and co-chair of the China Global Affairs Council of the World Economic Forum.

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Former Australian prime minister talks China under Xi Jinping

April 24, 2018 0 comments

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd joked about interacting with many Chinese youth who seemed to prioritize materialism over Marxist ideals — just one of many examples of China’s multidimensionality — while discussing China’s future prospects.

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