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Dean of Financial Aid Jim Tilton presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students about financial aid initiatives at the Council’s weekly meeting.

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UCS discusses financial aid, inclusion initiatives

April 18, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates about disability study spaces, gender-inclusive restrooms and financial aid initiatives at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. The Council also elected Lijin Dai ’22 as its treasurer.

Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, the department will offer seven concentration tracks, including medical and linguistic anthropology.

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Anthropology concentration to undergo changes

April 17, 2019 0 comments

The Department of Anthropology will add tracks to its concentration and begin implementing changes to the curriculum in the 2019-20 academic year, said Andrew Scherer, associate professor of anthropology and director of undergraduate studies.

At yesterday’s BUCC meeting, Associate Dean of Students Kirsten Wolfe presented a restorative justice approach to the Student Code of Conduct, and students proposed the formation of an eco-conscious fair food committee.

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BUCC considers fair food initiative

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Students proposed a resolution aiming to create a Fair Food Committee that would set environment and labor standards for food products across campus at Tuesday’s Brown University Community Council meeting.

Joshua Jay, a former world champion of magic who helped designed illusions for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” performed tricks and told stories of past magicians who died in the act.

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Performer brings magic to campus

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Blindfolded and with his back turned away, the magician instructed a volunteer to think of a card and communicate its number and suit to the rest of the audience silently.

Half of undergrads indifferent on UCS

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Half of undergrads indifferent on UCS

April 17, 2019 0 comments

Almost half of undergraduate students ­— 49.9 percent — have no opinion on the Undergraduate Council of Students, while 40.7 percent of students either strongly or somewhat approve of the Council, according to The Herald’s spring 2019 poll.

University professors support Yale ER&M faculty withdrawal

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University professors support Yale ER&M faculty withdrawal

April 16, 2019 0 comments

ER&M faculty often serve in more than one department, and when they felt undersupported, “it was very demoralizing,” Ramirez said. While programs at Yale such as Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies have the power to hire faculty with a path to tenure in their department,  the ER&M program does not.

University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

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University alums win four Pulitzer Prizes

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Newsrooms erupted in applause across the country as the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism, letters, drama and music were announced Monday afternoon, and among the winners were Herald alums Rebecca Ballhaus ’13 and Peter Kovacs ’78 P’10, who received prizes for their contributions to journalism.

University changes course load tenure requirement

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University changes course load tenure requirement

April 16, 2019 0 comments

Tenure-track and tenured professors in the humanities and in some social science departments will be allowed to teach three courses per year as opposed to four, announced Provost Richard Locke P ’18 in an Op-Ed in today’s Herald.

The School of Professional Studies will move to a 50,000-square-foot space in the Jewelry District’s Innovation Center. The larger space will allow for program expansion, increased classroom space and collaboration areas.

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School of Professional Studies to move across street this summer

April 15, 2019 0 comments

The School of Professional Studies will move to a new, larger home in the Jewelry District over the summer, according to Karen Sibley, dean of the SPS and vice president for strategic initiatives.

President Paxson Q&A Part One: Talking politics of divestment, referendum

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President Paxson Q&A Part One: Talking politics of divestment, referendum

April 15, 2019 0 comments

Between March 19 and 21, students voted in favor of a referendum to divest the University’s endowment from companies “complicit in human rights abuses in Palestine” and ask the University to increase transparency about the endowment.