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The Undergraduate Council of Students approved amendments to the Campus of Consent Bill and made preparations for the Title IX town hall tonight in its final general body meeting of the semester.

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UCS amends Campus of Consent Bill

December 6, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held its final general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening, in which it unanimously amended the Campus of Consent Bill and brainstormed questions for tonight’s Title IX Town Hall.

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

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On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 0 comments
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

Following external review, University defends tenure process

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Following external review, University defends tenure process

December 5, 2018 0 comments

Dating back to at least 1998, the New England Commission on Higher Education has criticized the University’s tenure procedures.

UCS designated Turning Point USA as a category I student organization. It does not receive funding from the University but the club can fundraise and participate in student activities fairs.

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UCS approves chapter of national right-wing organization

December 5, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students recently approved a campus chapter of Turning Point USA, a nonprofit that promotes “principles of freedom, free market and limited government” on college campuses, according to its website.

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs co-hosted a discussion titled “Slavery, Capitalism and the Making of the Modern World” Monday night.

Scholars discuss slavery, capitalism in Watson panel

December 4, 2018 0 comments

Academic scholars and experts who study slavery and justice convened at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Monday night to discuss the relationship between slavery and capitalism.

Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 started the Solidarity with the Rohingya People Club on campus. They have hosted a teach-in and are planning to present additional events this year.

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Club aims to raise awareness, funds for Rohingya refugees

December 2, 2018 0 comments

After spending a summer volunteering in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Olivia Cummings ’19, Huy Nguyen ’19 and Briana Chung ’19 were inspired to create a club to raise awareness and generate support for the civilians displaced by sectarian violence in the nation.

Admission forms group examining access to Brown

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Admission forms group examining access to Brown

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The Admission Office formed a working group focused on expanding access to the University for first-generation and low-income students, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Members of the Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans were able to find areas of common ground at a panel hosted by the group No Labels.

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U. Dems, Republicans reach across aisle

November 29, 2018 0 comments

Leaders from Brown Democrats and Brown Republicans reached across the aisle to discuss key U.S. policy issues during a panel hosted by the student group No Labels at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs last night.

The newly formed Communications Committee pitched several plans to make UCS more accessible to students, including a new feedback form, office hours with UCS members, town halls and an information campaign.

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UCS committee aims to increase transparency

November 29, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates from its Communications Committee at its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Rhea Stark ’18.5 plans to complete her Master of Philosophy at Oxford in Islamic Art and Archaeology. She hopes to later pursue museum curation.

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Rhea Stark ’18.5 earns Rhodes Scholarship

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Rhea Stark ’18.5 was awarded a 2019 Rhodes Scholarship Nov. 17, one of the most highly regarded international fellowship awards. Stark, along with 31 other award recipients from the United States, will pursue a master’s degree at Oxford University beginning October 2019.