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President Emeritus Ruth Simmons was presented with the inaugural Black Legacy Award. Throughout Saturday afternoon, alums attended panels and workshops focused on ameliorating racial and economic inequalities.

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Black alumni connect, celebrate at reunion

September 23, 2018 0 comments

This weekend, the University hosted the fourth Black Alumni Reunion, which brought over 600 graduates back to College Hill.

Chris Hayes ’01 encouraged his audience and readers of his book, “A Colony in a Nation,” to vote in elections for officials of the criminal justice system, as these elections often have low turnout.

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Hayes ’01 talks mass incarceration, policing

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Chris Hayes ’01, author and host of the MSNBC show “All In with Chris Hayes,” came back to his old stomping ground this weekend to talk about his new book and the current state of American politics.

In the past, B-Lab program has largely taken place in the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts. If the Nelson Center’s new space at 249 Thayer St. is ready by next summer, the program will switch locations accordingly.

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B-Lab encourages, facilitates student entrepreneurship

September 23, 2018 0 comments

Students and recent graduates looking to address problems — from simplifying the process of applying for citizenship to improving the modern sticky bra — found homes for their entrepreneurial ventures in the University’s Breakthrough Lab this summer.

Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

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Lawsuit against University retirement plan proceeds

September 20, 2018 0 comments

Three former and current University employees can move forward with some of the claims in a class action lawsuit alleging that the University mishandled their retirement funds, according to Chief Judge William Smith in a July order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

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.

UCS President Shanzé Tahir ’19 also announced that a new committee formed to address harm in the community, the Community Accountability Focus Group, will have its first meeting next Wednesday.

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UCS holds elections for internal positions

September 19, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students filled six of seven open positions through internal elections at its meeting Wednesday night.

Hillelin’ with Melanin was created last semester by Nicole Spring ’20.5 (left) and Tessa Palisoc  ‘20 (right). The group recently hosted a Rosh Hashanah event and has planned a sunset barbeque picnic to celebrate Sukkot.

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Hillel group provides space for Jewish students of color

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Last spring, Brown/RISD Hillel welcomed a new student group that strives to foster community among Jewish students of color.

Among the items reported stolen to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 were two bicycles, a bottle of cologne, $30 in quarters and 14 mathematics textbooks.

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Crime Roundup, Sept. 18

September 17, 2018 0 comments

The following summary includes all major incidents reported to the Department of Public Safety between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10.

This year, Brown Hack Health focused on issues related to the theme of emergency care. The grand prize of $500 was awarded to AutoMedic.

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Hack Health tackles emergency care

September 16, 2018 0 comments

After a morning spent passionately discussing critical problems in health care, undergraduate and graduate students teamed up to devise innovative solutions to the issues they found most compelling.

For five weeks, 22 YSEALI fellows will participate in a variety of educational activities with the goal of returning to their home countries with plans for new businesses. A previous YSEALI fellow from Indonesia created a “female version of Uber”  at UConn.

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Swearer Center, UConn to foster leadership skills in Southeast Asian fellows

September 16, 2018 0 comments

This October, the Swearer Center for Public Service will welcome 22 fellows to campus as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative — a program “aimed at strengthening leadership development in Southeast Asia,” according to a University press release.