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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

November 11, 2018 0 comments

The University’s Department of Facilities Management will oversee Project Tampon, a program to distribute free menstrual products in bathrooms on campus, wrote Paul Armas, assistant vice president of facilities operations, in an email to The Herald.

Evaluators praised the University’s undergraduate education, Brown Promise and diversity initiatives while criticizing its lack of focus on graduate programs and management of financial resources.

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University receives official re-accreditation

November 11, 2018 0 comments

The University officially received re-accreditation from the New England Commission of Higher Education last month, wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Today@Brown announcement Oct. 31.

The symposium, organized by the Southeast Asian Studies Initiative, discussed  the current state of Southeast Asian representation within academia.  The event was organized in collaboration with the Brown University Singaporean Society, Vietnamese Students Association and Filipino Alliance.

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Panels talk Southeast Asian representation in academia

November 11, 2018 0 comments

“Our community is being marginalized,” said Phitsamay Sychitkokhong Uy, co-director of the center for Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Lowell, during her keynote address on the experiences of Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees in the United States.

Professor W. Brad Wilcox (left), Ethan Shire ’19 (middle) and Professor Glenn Loury (right) discussed the impact of marriage on adults, children and society as a whole through a sociological and economic lens.

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Watson panel extols virtues of marriage

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Professor of Economics Glenn Loury and Professor W. Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia, engaged in a discussion titled “Perspectives on Family Structure, Marriage, and Inequality” last night.

Dining Services raises wages for all student workers

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Dining Services raises wages for all student workers

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Following discussions between Brown Dining Services and the BuDS student management team, Dining Services raised student workers’ wages for all positions, wrote Director of Dining Services Peter Rossi in an email to The Herald.

Undergrad finance board to release budget report Nov. 21

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Undergrad finance board to release budget report Nov. 21

November 9, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board will release its first budget report Nov. 21, according to UFB Chair Lisa Schold ’19 and Vice Chair Julian De Georgia ’20.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) discussed the cost of living in America and the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in her talk.

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Warren talks economic policy, income inequality

November 8, 2018 0 comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivered the Governor Frank Licht ’38 Lecture Wednesday to a packed audience, where she juxtaposed the lack of economic opportunity in America today against her own middle-class upbringing.

SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

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SUGSE updates GSC on unionization election dates

November 8, 2018 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council received updates on unionization and re-elected President Alastair Tulloch GS and Vice President of Advocacy D’Ondre Swails GS at its third general body meeting of the semester. The council also filled all other board positions and listened to grievance procedure revisions.

At its weekly general body meeting Wednesday evening, UCS learned about a new University structure for reporting bias-related incidents.

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UCS briefed on new bias reporting system

November 8, 2018 0 comments

During its weekly general body meeting  Wednesday evening, the Undergraduate Council of Students heard updates on the development of a new bias incident reporting system, to be implemented next semester.

Thayer Street Deli is the second restaurant operated by brothers Franquin, Jose and Arlin Rodezno. The menu offers a wide variety of options, including bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and home fries.

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Thayer Street Deli replaces pop-up eatery, attracts students

November 8, 2018 0 comments

The Thayer Street Deli opened its doors for the first time Oct. 29, marking a new addition to the array of restaurants and shops that call Thayer Street home. The deli is the third business to hold the 267 Thayer address since August 2017, when UMelt opened its doors, The Herald previously reported.