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Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

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Talk contextualizes LGBTQ+ incarceration, prison research

October 18, 2018 0 comments

University professors and students gathered in Friedman Hall to discuss LGBTQ+ youth and their treatment in prisons Wednesday night.

UCS unanimously approves new UFB budget model

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UCS unanimously approves new UFB budget model

October 18, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted unanimously at its general body meeting Wednesday evening to approve a proposal from the Undergraduate Finance Board to tie future yearly increases in the student activities fee to inflation.

Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker spoke about how unelected actors in democracies can find legitimacy.

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Bank of England official talks unelected powers in democracy

October 16, 2018 0 comments

Paul Tucker, chair of the Systemic Risk Council and former deputy governor of the Bank of England, discussed his newest book “Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State” at a talk hosted by the Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance Tuesday night.

University creates multidisciplinary environmental initiative

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University creates multidisciplinary environmental initiative

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The Initiative for Environmental Humanities at Brown, created this fall under the Cogut Institute for the Humanities and in collaboration with the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, aims to provide a space that consolidates and fosters environmental work within the humanities.

After a period of student activism and a feasibility study conducted by the University , $3 million in infrastructure renovations at the Ratty are already under way with plans to have the project completed by summer 2019.

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Ratty to receive A/C by summer 2019

October 16, 2018 0 comments

The University announced a $3 million investment to install air conditioning throughout the Sharpe Refectory Sept. 28. After year-long efforts to secure A/C in the University’s largest dining hall, students and dining services employees are now turning their attention to claims of understaffing at the Ratty.

Many students living near Graduate Center have expressed frustration with changes to the fitness space at the newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

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University transforms Bear’s Lair into lounge

October 16, 2018 0 comments

After trekking to the south end of campus and climbing up the set of spiral stairs to the Graduate Center E Commons, students will now find the University’s newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

Jersey City, NJ. Sept 18th 2018. John Keene writer shot in and around Jersey City for the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation.

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Former University professor wins Genius Grant

October 16, 2018 0 comments

When writer and former University professor John Keene received a call from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, he thought they were going to ask him for his opinion on other writers.

The Fli Center provides community building and leadership training opportunities to first-generation, low-income and undocumented students.

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FLi Center launches community-building program

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Julio Reyes ’12, program director of the First-Generation College and Low-Income Student Center, and Renata Mauriz ’17, the center’s student success coordinator, collaborated this summer to launch the FLi Scholars Program.

An election on graduate student unionization will be held within 15 business days of the filing. SUGSE and AFT believe a majority of eligible graduate students will support unionization.

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SUGSE, AFT to file election petition

October 14, 2018 0 comments

Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and the American Federation of Teachers notified the University of their intention to file an election petition for graduate student unionization, according to an Oct. 11 AFT press release.

Multiple current and former BuDS supervisors who spoke with The Herald said they felt pressured to work extra hours.

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Students claim BuDS creates unfair working environment

October 12, 2018 0 comments

Due to alleged policy violations and understaffing, Brown Dining Services has reportedly created an unfair working environment that takes advantage of students, according to five current and former BuDS student employees.