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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.

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.

GSC elects officers, reviews end-of-year report

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GSC elects officers, reviews end-of-year report

May 2, 2019 0 comments

In its last general body meeting of the semester Wednesday, the Graduate Student Council held elections for internal positions, heard presentations from guest speakers and received the executive board’s end-of-year report.

Watson Institute merges three concentrations after months of debate

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Watson Institute merges three concentrations after months of debate

April 29, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will officially merge its three undergraduate concentrations into a single International and Public Affairs concentration, the Institute announced Monday afternoon.