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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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.

University hires new assistant VP for campus life

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University hires new assistant VP for campus life

April 3, 2018 0 comments

Last month, Nicole Truesdell began her tenure as the new assistant vice president for campus life.

Librarian Edward Widmer discovered Nast’s pencil sketches while conducting research at the Hay for his upcoming book on Lincoln.

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University librarian finds drawings of Lincoln

March 23, 2018 0 comments

Renowned cartoonist Thomas Nast’s first rough sketches of Abraham Lincoln were recently uncovered at the John Hay Library by Edward Widmer, a historian, librarian and the former director of the John Carter Brown library.

The University hopes that offering new MFA scholarships for acting and directing will diversify the incoming class and minimize student debt.

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University to provide scholarships covering MFA tuition

March 2, 2018 0 comments

The University will provide scholarships to cover full tuition for all future and returning students in the Brown/Trinity Rep Master of Fine Arts programs in Acting and Directing beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

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