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University to require sophomores to stay on meal plan

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University to require sophomores to stay on meal plan

June 2, 2019 0 comments

The University will require all sophomores to enroll in one of the four highest-priced meal plans beginning in the 2019-20 academic year in an effort to reduce food insecurity, according to a campus-wide email sent by Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes.

University releases third annual DIAP progress report

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University releases third annual DIAP progress report

May 25, 2019 0 comments

Earlier this month, the University published its third annual report on progress made toward goals established in its 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

Ruth Miller '19 (left) and Patricia Rodarte '19 MD'23 (right) will serve as speakers for the University's 251st Commencement.

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Senior Orators: Ruth Miller ’19, Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23

May 24, 2019 0 comments

When Ruth Miller ’19 and Patricia Rodarte ’19 MD’23 were first nominated to submit speeches for this year’s Commencement, neither thought they would be the ones to address parents, faculty, administration and their entire graduating class.

The honorary degree recipients are Sheryl Brissett Chapman '71, Ken Burns, John Krasinski '01, Joan Wernig Sorensen '72 P'06, E. Paul Sorensen '71 MS'75 PhD'77 P'06, David M. Rubenstein and Jennifer Anne Richeson '94 (clockwise from top left to bottom left).

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Honorary degree recipients 2019

May 24, 2019 0 comments

Seven individuals will receive an honorary degree from the University at the 251st Commencement May 26. John Krasinski ’01 will serve as the Baccalaureate speaker May 25.

Open Curriculum at 50

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Open Curriculum at 50

May 24, 2019 0 comments

Amid the sunny celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open curriculum that took place earlier this month, it can be hard to remember how much controversy the original proposals for curricular reform brought to campus.

Electron microscope images show a slice of mouse retina (left) with different cells highlighted in different colors. Many images like this one can be used to construct a three-dimensional model (right) of these entwined cells, which forms part of a map illustrating the circuits in the retina.

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Brain science blooms at Brown

May 24, 2019 0 comments

David Berson ’75, chair of neuroscience, studies how information travels from the eye to the brain. One of his recent projects examines the spidery forms of cells in the retina at the back of the eye, reconstructing their shapes and interconnections at a very fine scale.

How is Brown investing in sustainability?

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How is Brown investing in sustainability?

May 24, 2019 0 comments

This month, campus discussion surrounding ethical investment took center stage following a motion to replace the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, the University body that considers “moral responsibility in … investment policies,” The Herald previously reported.

Faculty discuss ACCRIP replacement, Academic Code

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Faculty discuss ACCRIP replacement, Academic Code

May 8, 2019 0 comments

Faculty members discussed a proposed motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have a broader scope at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

Faculty to discuss replacing ACCRIP

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Faculty to discuss replacing ACCRIP

May 7, 2019 0 comments

During today’s faculty meeting, faculty members will discuss a motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have broader responsibilities.

Office of Title IX and Gender Equity releases Annual Outcome Report

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Office of Title IX and Gender Equity releases Annual Outcome Report

May 5, 2019 0 comments

The Office of Title IX and Gender Equity released its Annual Outcome Report Friday, revealing an increase in reported incidents compared to the previous year.