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University, BuDS workers agree to $620,000 settlement

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University, BuDS workers agree to $620,000 settlement

October 7, 2019 0 comments

The University plans to pay $620,000 distributed among more than 100 student Dining Services workers and their lawyers to settle a class action lawsuit over disputed pay.

Gail McCarthy has a wide fan base among students, who know her for her kindness while swiping their ID cards in dining halls on campus.

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Beloved cashier reflects on 17 years at University

October 7, 2019 0 comments

More than Sunday brunches in the Sharpe Refectory or the aroma of muffins in the Blue Room, Brown students love their dining experiences because of Gail McCarthy.

CBD American Shaman offers products derived from CBD hemp oil and aims to appeal to a wide demographic of customers, including pets.

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CBD American Shaman opens on Thayer

October 6, 2019 0 comments

On Sept. 27, the first Rhode Island location of CBD American Shaman opened its doors for business, offering samples of their various CBD products to passersby.

University graduate students gathered on the steps of Campus Center Thursday. The group protested a proposed ruling that would give private universities the power to not recognize graduate student unions.

Grad students protest proposed NLRB rule

October 4, 2019 0 comments

“Solidarity forever, solidarity forever, solidarity forever, the Union makes us strong,” graduate students sang  in support of unionization at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Grad students and community members participated in a rally midday Thursday, many donning blue “Union Strong” T-shirts.

Uberoi began the Watson’s First-Year and Sophomore Speaker Series, and advised attendees against compromising their values for a career.

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Watson speaker series kicks off with alum

October 4, 2019 0 comments

Yesterday, a group of students gathered at tables in the Kim Koo Library to hear Nimita Uberoi ’15 share her belief in the importance of critical thinking and personal values.

Save Brown University Dining Services presented at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting. Following policy changes from Brown Dining Services, Save BuDS aims to increase the hiring of student workers and promote transparency between BuDS and BDS.

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Save BuDS calls for increased number of student workers, transparency

October 3, 2019 0 comments

Student coalition Save Brown University Dining Services presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students at the Council’s general body meeting Wednesday evening.

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Grad Student Council to bring speakers to campus

October 3, 2019 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council announced at its meeting Wednesday evening that they invited two speakers to campus to give talks later this month. Marie Solange Lopes, a teaching fellow  at Stonehill College and founder of blog “The Corporate Sister,” will speak to grad students about personal finance Oct. 17.

Initiated members of Sigma Chi cannot join other fraternities on campus following the group’s suspension Sept. 6.

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University suspends Sigma Chi fraternity

October 3, 2019 0 comments

The University suspended Sigma Chi for five years Sept. 6 after an investigation found the fraternity guilty of hazing and alcohol violations that endangered students.

Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

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Reports of pest infestation in student housing spike

October 3, 2019 0 comments

When students returned to the University in September, many moved into dorm rooms alongside unconventional roommates: pests.

Stephen Kinzer, professor of international and public affairs, spoke about the moral implications of Cold War CIA Agent Sidney Gottlieb’s work.

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Kinzer speaks on Cold War mind control

October 3, 2019 0 comments

In the height of the Cold War, a CIA agent named Sidney Gottlieb worked quietly to weaponize mind control against Soviet Russia.