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Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

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Students advocate for need-blind international admissions

April 24, 2019 0 comments

Amid national attention to the fairness of the college admission process, calls have also increased to make the University more accessible for everyone — including all international students.

Representative Tulsi Gabbard discussed the cost of war during her talk Monday evening. The event was part of the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy Watson Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Representative Gabbard talks presidential campaign, focus on cost of war

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Monday evening, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI, named the cost of war as the focus of her bid for the White House in 2020. Gabbard told the audience at an event hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs that as president…

Expenses, stereotypes complicate international student life

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Expenses, stereotypes complicate international student life

April 23, 2019 0 comments

For some students, coming to the University means traveling a few hours away from family to receive an Ivy League education. For others, choosing Brown means living a hemisphere away from home in a foreign and challenging environment.

Associate Dean and Director Catherine Axe ‘87 formerly led Student and Employee Accessibility Services, which provides accommodations for members of the University community.

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Former associate dean and director of SEAS steps down

April 23, 2019 0 comments

Former Associate Dean and Director of Student and Employee Accessibility Services Catherine Axe ’87 left the University in March to “pursue a wonderful leadership opportunity” at Johns Hopkins University…

109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

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109 seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa

April 23, 2019 0 comments

One hundred and nine seniors were elected to the University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 22, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley in an email to The Herald.

BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

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BuDS workers respond to policy, leadership changes

April 22, 2019 0 comments

Following a number of changes to the policies and leadership of Brown Dining Services student employees, members of the BuDS Student Management Team have voiced fears that BDS is not prioritizing the needs of student workers.

Software engineers and a product manager described how their identities affect their workplace dynamics and interactions. Diversity Advocates on the Department of Computer Sciences’ Diversity Committee partnered with Laura Dobler and oSTEM to organize the event.

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LGBTQ+ panelists examine experiences, challenges in tech

April 22, 2019 0 comments

When Simon Zheng, a software engineer at Peloton Interactive, first started working, he felt uncomfortable telling his coworkers that he was gay.

Stefflon Don cancels Spring Weekend appearance, replaced with rapper Kamaiyah

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Stefflon Don cancels Spring Weekend appearance, replaced with rapper Kamaiyah

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Stefflon Don, the British rapper, singer and songwriter best known for her 2017 single “Hurtin Me,” will not be performing at Spring Weekend Friday April 26.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities granted $172,000 to the Brown Judaic Studies Program, which will allow them to digitize works published in limited print editions.

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Judaic studies receives grant to make work more accessible

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Scholars from the University’s Judaic Studies program recently received a $172,000 grant that will enable the program to digitize academic works published in limited, often-inaccessible print editions, said Michael Satlow.

University groups react to release of Mueller report

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University groups react to release of Mueller report

April 19, 2019 0 comments

Once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report was released with redactions to the public Thursday, everyone from Capitol Hill to College Hill began sifting through the 448-page document, ready to respond to its revelations.