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At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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University cancels free drug testing service

October 10, 2019 1 comment

Students will no longer have access to free drug testing on campus after the University canceled a service formerly offered by Students for Sensible Drug Policy.

University policy targets derecognized group activity

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University policy targets derecognized group activity

October 10, 2019 0 comments

In an effort to decrease incidents of “risky behavior,” including hazing and alcohol consumption, the University’s 2019-2020 Code of Student Conduct prohibits participation in derecognized student groups.

University yield rate hits record high

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University yield rate hits record high

October 10, 2019 9 comments

The yield rate for the class of 2023 — the percentage of accepted students who enrolled at the University — reached a record-high 62.3 percent, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The tower crane will be the tallest structure on campus, standing 20 feet taller than the Sciences Library. It will stand for at least 14 months.

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New crane to tower over campus

October 10, 2019 0 comments

A 200-foot-tall tower crane will be installed at the construction site for the Performing Arts Center in early November, and it will remain there for at least 14 months.

At a community forum yesterday, a representative from the Faculty Executive Committee announced that an overhaul to the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies had been scrapped. Instead, a working group with students, faculty and staff will collaborate to come up with their own proposal.

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Working group to consider ACCRIP replacement

October 9, 2019 0 comments

A new working group of faculty, staff and students will seek to amend a former proposal to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, said James Morgan, chair of the Faculty Executive Committee, at a community forum yesterday.

Khalid Mustafa Medani ’87 and Nada Mustafa Ali presented on the historically authoritarian regime in Sudan and obstacles to achieving democracy, especially after the unrest following the secession of South Sudan.

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Experts explore root causes of Sudanese uprising

October 9, 2019 0 comments

Informal grassroots movements and women’s activism helped catalyze the successful uprising against now-former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year, said two academic scholars speaking at the Joukowsky Forum yesterday.

Yesterday, five Brown students spoke about their involvement with 2020 presidential campaigns for the high-stakes upcoming election.

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Students discuss how to influence presidential, local elections

October 8, 2019 0 comments

As the 2020 presidential race heats up and young people prepare for a high-stakes election, University students are talking about how to best leave their mark.

Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

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Fall 2019 Herald poll showcases student perspectives

October 8, 2019 1 comment

The poll was conducted over the course of two days from Oct. 2 – 3. The margin of error is 3.1 percent with 95 percent confidence.

Beloved shuttle bus driver Louis DiBiasio, 78, has worked the 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. late night shift at the University since 2013.

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Shuttle driver Louis DiBiasio makes his mark on campus

October 8, 2019 0 comments

Rolling into a shuttle stop next to Keeney Quadrangle on a rainy Friday night, Louis DiBiasio, a bus driver for Brown University Shuttle, looked out his right window.

TAs in the CS department received a raise this semester. The department’s UTA budget has been strained in recent years due to the growth of the CS concentration, which became the largest at the University in 2017.

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Computer science department raises teaching assistant wages

October 8, 2019 0 comments

The computer science department increased wages this semester for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants and Head Teaching Assistants by 10 percent and 15 percent respectively.