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Graduate Student Council plans unionization forum, reviews budget

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Graduate Student Council plans unionization forum, reviews budget

February 8, 2018 0 comments

At its first general body meeting of the semester Wednesday evening, the Graduate Student Council announced its plans for a unionization forum this semester and voted on its spring budget.

Sonia Sotomayor talked about her experience as a first-generation college student. Students in the class of 2020 read her memoir, “My Beloved World,” prior to their first semester at Brown.

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Sotomayor discusses background, hardships

February 8, 2018 0 comments

It was one standing ovation after another as the campus welcomed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak in a conversation moderated by President Christina Paxson P’19 Wednesday afternoon.

UCS updates constitution, outlines elections

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UCS updates constitution, outlines elections

February 8, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students approved changes to its constitution and discussed UCS executive board elections at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Cara Mund ’16, who concentrated in business, entrepreneurship and organizations, is now shifting her focus to philanthropy, involving herself with the Make-a-Wish foundation.

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From Brown to the crown: Cara Mund ’16

February 8, 2018 0 comments

When reigning Miss America Cara Mund ’16 began competing in beauty pageants, her goal “was always to be Miss North Dakota, but it was never to be Miss America.” A contestant from North Dakota had never won the pageant before, and only three women from Mund’s home state had made it into the top 10.

After a December hearing featured concerns from various community members, the vote on the possible demolition of historic sites to build the performing arts center was postponed a second time.

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Arts center met with controversy from Providence locals

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence City Plan Commission has moved the vote on the University’s plan to build a performing arts center — which has sparked controversy over the possibility of demolishing or moving five historic buildings  — to March 20.

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Faculty members seek to improve relations with staff

February 6, 2018 0 comments

At the first faculty meeting of the spring semester, faculty members discussed ways to improve relationships between faculty and staff at the University.

Substance-free students carve niche in social scene

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Substance-free students carve niche in social scene

February 6, 2018 0 comments

When Alexandre Davis ’20 came to Brown as a first-year, he quickly discovered a lacking social scene for students who do not use substances.

David Roediger, professor at the University of Kansas, discussed his work  with Tricia Rose, professor of Africana studies and director of the CSREA.

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Roediger contextualizes whiteness in Trump era

February 6, 2018 0 comments

In a talk entitled “Whiteness in the Time of Trump,” David Roediger, professor of American studies at the University of Kansas, drew upon his work in what he calls “the critical study of whiteness” to shed light on why white working-class voters supported President Trump in the 2016 election Monday evening.

Delegates attended workshops, connected with other institutions and engaged in conversations about racial healing at the conference.

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University delegates attend racial healing conference

February 6, 2018 0 comments

Last month a six-member delegation consisting of students, faculty and alums represented the University at the 2018 Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Institute in Washington.

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NAACP, community unite in response to racist flyers

February 6, 2018 0 comments

The Providence chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People called a press conference Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of Brook and George streets.