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Symposium examines race, educational inequality

March 2, 2015 1 comment

Seven speakers presented their work on a variety of topics, including whiteness, educational inequality and intersectionality.

Members of Phi Kappa Psi posted flyers across campus over the past week. The flyers link to the fraternity’s letter to the Brown community, which calls for the University to release all information related to its case.

Along with letter, Phi Psi distributes false information

March 2, 2015 22 comments

Over the last week, Phi Kappa Psi distributed flyers bearing a scannable barcode that links to a letter detailing evidence from its recent misconduct case.

1vyG’s first conference featured speakers such as Eric Waldo ‘00, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative.

Conference unites first gens to discuss college experience

March 2, 2015 0 comments

Two hundred fifty first-generation college students and 50 university administrators arrived on College Hill Friday for the first 1vyG Conference.

The Swearer Sparks program is broadening its online story topics from social innovation at Brown to social justice work on and off campus.

Swearer Sparks honored at national event

March 2, 2015 0 comments

Swearer Sparks was formally recognized with the Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award at a conference Saturday.

Long-time Brown employee David Ellerbe dies

February 27, 2015 0 comments

David Ellerbe, a Brown Dining Services staff member of 18 years, died Feb. 8.

Public policy program revamped after merger

February 27, 2015 0 comments

The University’s public policy program will expand to include two new graduate dual-degree programs and a restructured undergraduate concentration.

UCS members discussed ongoing projects with administrators, some of which include an all-class sophomore meeting and meal plan changes.

UCS sponsors virtual session with Paxson

February 26, 2015 0 comments

UCS will facilitate a virtual Q&A session Friday with President Christina Paxson P’19 for the first time, UCS leaders said at their general body meeting.

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses for underclassmen are often taught in a large lecture format. Proposals are in place to restructure this way of teaching by introducing video lectures, which would allow professors to interact more with students during class time.

Provost spearheads digital education efforts

February 26, 2015 5 comments

Provost Vicki Colvin is spearheading efforts to pursue flipped classroom options in introductory STEM courses and online education endeavors.

Susannah Howe ’18, a facilitator for the Sexual Health Awareness Group and a Herald senior staff writer, led the icebreaker of a workshop discussing BDSM in the context of safety and consent.

BDSM workshop emphasizes consent

February 26, 2015 3 comments

Podophilia, or foot fetishism, is the most common type of fetish. This was the first of many sex-related facts presented at a BDSM workshop hosted by SHAG.

Brenna Hughes and Rebecca Allen, professors of obstetrics and gynecology, were included in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology’s ranking of its top 10 percent of reviewers. The honor is based on the quality of feedback the professors offered on articles submitted to the publication.

Med School professors ranked top reviewers for medical journal

February 25, 2015 1 comment

Two professors at the Alpert Medical School were ranked in the top 10 percent of reviewers for the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.