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UCS considers peer, administrative mediation initiatives

October 31, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a social justice mediation and facilitation program and heard from University ombudsperson Ruthy Kohorn Rosenberg at its general body meeting Wednesday night.

Squirrel Hill shooting vigil grieves victims of hate crimes

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Squirrel Hill shooting vigil grieves victims of hate crimes

October 30, 2018 0 comments

As the sun set, community members held each other close and lit candles, sharing light during a vigil in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania.

OIED hires Erin DeBobes as new assistant VP

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OIED hires Erin DeBobes as new assistant VP

October 30, 2018 0 comments

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity named Erin DeBobes as its new assistant vice president in early September, according an announcement on Today@Brown.

The student council will be comprised of individuals nominated from various student groups and identity centers across campus.

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New Student Equity and Diversity Council announced

October 30, 2018 0 comments

The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity recently announced its intention to create a new Student Equity and Diversity Council, which will bring student perspectives to the office’s efforts to advance its institutional mission, wrote Shontay Delalue, vice president of OIED, in a community-wide email Oct. 16.

Amherst College Professor Pawan Dhingra explained that even when minorities assimilate into white society, they still experience racism.

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Dhingra talks racism, minority assimilation

October 30, 2018 0 comments

“How should we understand the relevance of race for minorities who approach or even surpass whites along key measures of mobility?” asked Professor of American Studies at Amherst College Pawan Dhingra at the beginning of his lecture Tuesday evening.

Despite not taking an economics course until her junior year at Swarthmore College, Paxson P’19 chose to pursue the subject as her major.

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Paxson P’19 discusses diversity in economics

October 30, 2018 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke about her experience as an economist and discussed diversity in the field at a lecture held in the University’s Science Center yesterday afternoon.

Students and faculty at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs are engaged in conversation about the prospect of combining the concentrations of  International Relations, Development Studies and Public Policy into one concentration.

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Report suggests combining Watson concentrations

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Last April, the Office of the Dean of the College led a review of the three undergraduate concentrations affiliated with the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

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Corporation celebrates Friedman Hall, BrownTogether

October 29, 2018 0 comments

Corporation members joined faculty and students to celebrate the completed renovations of Friedman Hall at the annual fall meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a campus-wide email Sunday.

University graduate students planning to vote on unionization follow in the footsteps of Georgetown University graduate students, who will vote on unionization Nov. 5 to 8.

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Unionization vote proposed for Nov. 14, 15

October 29, 2018 0 comments

A vote on whether graduate students will unionize will be held Nov. 14 and 15, following an election petition filed by Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees and American Federation of Teachers with the American Arbitration Association Oct. 25, said Hilary Rasch GS, a member of SUGSE.

Before serving as dean of students, Mary Grace Almandrez was the director of the Brown Center for Students of Color until 2014, for which she was awarded the University Excellence Award for Managing Excellence.

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Dean of Students stepping down next month

October 26, 2018 0 comments

Mary Grace Almandrez will step down from her position as associate vice president for campus life and dean of students, according to an Oct.19 email.