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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Undergraduate Council of Students’ program keeps students on leave connected to campus

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Undergraduate Council of Students’ program keeps students on leave connected to campus

March 1, 2019 0 comments

The inaugural leavetaking peer program is working to help students maintain a connection to campus while on leave this semester.

CAAC increases student involvement

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CAAC increases student involvement

February 13, 2019 0 comments

Following the release of the 2018 Annual Report on the University’s Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the Campus Access Advisory Committee has taken steps to restructure itself to increase student and faculty representation within the group.

The new name underscores the center’s commitment to working with undocumented communities on campus and beyond. The center’s programming includes one-on-one advising with undocumented students.

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U-FLi Center changes name to reflect goals

February 7, 2019 0 comments

The First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center has officially changed its name to the Undocumented, First-Generation and Low-Income Student Center.

Students rallied on the Main Green on Wednesday to commemorate the 1968 black student walkout. From there, they walked to the Slavery Memorial on the Quiet Green and later the Pembroke campus.

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Students commemorate legacy, impact of 1968 walkout

December 7, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

On Wednesday morning, community members gathered on the Main Green to celebrate the legacy and activism of the students who participated in the 1968 black student walkout.

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.

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