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Survey finds widespread sexual violence on campus

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Survey finds widespread sexual violence on campus

October 17, 2019 0 comments

The 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct found that 24.5 percent of undergraduate women reported experiencing non-consensual sexual contact since arriving at Brown, according to survey results released Tuesday.

Former Governor of Ohio John Kasich delivered a lecture before hundreds of students Wednesday night.

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John Kasich talks bipartisanship, impeachment

October 17, 2019 0 comments

To hundreds of students on a rainy Wednesday night, former Governor of Ohio John Kasich made the case for individuals across the country to take action on issues that matter to them, rather than waiting for politicians in Washington to affect change.

Students expressed concerns about the meal plan accommodation process at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting.

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UCS discusses meal plan accommodation process

October 17, 2019 0 comments

Students expressed concerns to Brown Dining Services administrators about how the University has handled meal plan accommodation requests at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening.

PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

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PhD programs eliminate GRE requirement

October 17, 2019 1 comment

The University will no longer require general Graduate Record Examinations scores for its doctoral programs, and 24 departments have made the subject-specific GRE optional.

The Watson Institute expanded the Student Advisory Committee, which now has 24 students compared to seven last year.

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Watson Institute expands size, scope of Student Advisory Committee

October 17, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs has expanded the size and scope of its Student Advisory Committee, which will organize events, provide student input on changes at the Watson Institute and build the Institute’s presence on campus.

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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Middle East Studies program becomes Center at Watson

October 16, 2019 0 comments

At the beginning of this semester, the Middle East Studies program was renamed the Center for Middle East Studies as it joined other regional centers within the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. The new name indicates the University’s permanent commitment to the concentration and grants the department greater […]

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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Students debate divestment at ACCRIP meeting

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Students spoke for and against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine at a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies yesterday.

President Christina Paxson P’19 spoke to the community at the Brown University Community Council Meeting Oct. 15. She expanded on Brown’s plans to support the Providence Public School District.

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Rhode Island to take control of PPSD Nov. 1

October 16, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Department of Education will officially take control of the Providence Public School District on Nov. 1, President Christina Paxson P ’19 announced to the community at the Brown University Community Council meeting Oct. 15.

New hire to help international students in U.S. job process

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New hire to help international students in U.S. job process

October 16, 2019 0 comments

Hiring began last week to fill a permanent new position for an all-purpose career advocate for international students based in the Global Brown Center, replacing a more limited pilot version of that role in place last year.

At ACCRIP’s first meeting of the academic year, members of the committee and students discussed whether Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories constitutes social harm. ACCRIP Chair Chi-Ming Hai facilitated a conversation between student groups for and against divestment.

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University cancels free drug testing service

October 10, 2019 1 comment

Students will no longer have access to free drug testing on campus after the University canceled a service formerly offered by Students for Sensible Drug Policy.