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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Disability Justice at Brown and the Undergraduate Council of Students pushed for the $50,000 project. Though the space will officially open for use in the third week of September, DJAB is currently conducting a soft opening in order to gather feedback on the space.

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New Disability Study Space to open later this month

September 18, 2019 0 comments

The newly completed Disability Study Space is set to open in the third week of September, bringing neurodiverse students a room with everything from sound-proofed walls to standing desks.

Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

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Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

April 24, 2019 6 comments

Amid national attention to the fairness of the college admission process, calls have also increased to make the University more accessible for everyone — including all international students.

Expenses, stereotypes complicate international student life

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Expenses, stereotypes complicate international student life

April 23, 2019 1 comment

For some students, coming to the University means traveling a few hours away from family to receive an Ivy League education. For others, choosing Brown means living a hemisphere away from home in a foreign and challenging environment.

David Ebersman ’91 discussed the challenges of running his startup Lyre Health, a mental health company that aims to “help people quickly (find) high-quality health care.”

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Ebersman ’91 discusses path from Facebook to mental health startup

April 18, 2019 0 comments

For former CFO of Facebook David Ebersman ’91, the most important takeaway from his time at Brown was “the idea that learning was interesting for the sake of learning.”

New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman described working with her students at Columbia Journalism School to document stories of those deported to dangerous circumstances.

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New Yorker writer talks relationship between journalism, black holes

April 12, 2019 0 comments

When the first image of a black hole was revealed to the world Wednesday, New Yorker Staff Writer Sarah Stillman felt moved by the connections between the scientific discovery and her worldview of journalism.

David Shoemaker, leader of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, spoke about astrophysics technology.

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MIT researcher discusses future of gravitational wave detection

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Monday afternoon, students and faculty members gathered to learn about the latest advancements in detecting gravitational waves — ripples in space-time that occur after large-scale collisions between celestial entities, such as two black holes.

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

March 1, 2019 1 comment

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 4 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.

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