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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.

Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

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Watson initiative presents Costs of War findings in D.C.

November 27, 2018 0 comments

The United States has contributed $5.9 trillion to post-9/11 wars that have resulted in around 500,000 casualties, according to two studies produced by the Costs of War initiative from the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

University offers video testimonial to applicants

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University offers video testimonial to applicants

November 27, 2018 0 comments

Starting this fall the University is offering prospective students the option to submit a video testimonial in place of the traditional alumni interview as part of their application.

Medical School develops LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum

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Medical School develops LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum

November 27, 2018 0 comments

After finding that medical students receive an average of five hours of education on the health care needs of the LGBTQ+ community, medical schools across the country have received questions on how to improve their curriculums to promote LGBTQ+ inclusive healthcare, according to a 2011 Stanford Medical School study.

Student elections process varies across Ivy League

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Student elections process varies across Ivy League

November 26, 2018 0 comments

In early March, the Undergraduate Council of Students’ Elections Board held information sessions for prospective candidates to fill the council’s highest positions.

Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

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Undergraduate Finance Board releases budget

November 26, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board published its first budget report Nov. 21, which provided an overview of how it expects to allocate approximately $2.2 million dollars in the 2018-19 academic year.

Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

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Van Wickle Ventures enables student investing

November 26, 2018 0 comments

The soft launch of Van Wickle Ventures, a new student-run venture fund that invests in Brown- and Rhode Island School of Design-affiliated companies, is currently underway, according to Co-founders Sophie Starck ’20 and John Diorio ’20.

University to review proposed Title IX regulations

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University to review proposed Title IX regulations

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Following the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations, President Christina Paxson P’19 reaffirmed the University’s commitment “to providing equitable and clear procedures for reporting, investigating and resolving allegations of sexual misconduct” in a Nov. 16 community-wide email.

William Tong ’95 won the general election by a margin of 5.7 percent. Tong previously served as a Connecticut state representative, during which he championed bills for gun control and criminal justice reform.

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Tong ’95 elected Connecticut’s first Asian-American attorney general

November 25, 2018 0 comments

In the early hours of Nov. 16, William Tong ’95 won the race to be Connecticut’s attorney general. Tong will be Connecticut’s first-ever Asian-American constitutional officer, the country’s second Asian-American state attorney general and the first elected Chinese-American state attorney general.