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Sexual assault task force releases initial report

December 18, 2014 0 comments

The Task Force on Sexual Assault released an interim report with recommendations for improving the University’s sexual assault and prevention policies.

Chernow ’79 selected as next finance VP

Chernow ’79 selected as next finance VP

December 12, 2014 0 comments

Barbara Chernow ’79 will succeed Beppie Huidekoper as the next executive vice president for finance and administration effective March 1.

20 percent of early decision applicants offered admission

December 11, 2014 5 comments

The University accepted 20 percent of early decision applicants to the class of 2019, admitting 617 students.

Midyear graduation honors ‘point-fivers’

December 6, 2014 1 comment

Just over 150 students graduated in the University’s 25th Midyear Completion Celebration Saturday afternoon.

Meiklejohns expand to assist during disciplinary process

December 5, 2014 0 comments

The Meiklejohn Peer Advising program will expand next semester to include the Code Advising Meiklejohn Program.

Man behind the mustache: Offerman visits campus

December 5, 2014 1 comment

Riffing on facial hair, bread and his penis, Nick Offerman didn’t stray far from his “Parks and Recreation” character in a talk Thurs.

New student apartment complex 257 Thayer is currently under construction. The building will feature a 1,000-square-foot retail space.

257 Thayer diversifies student housing

December 5, 2014 4 comments

Currently under construction, the four-story complex at 257 Thayer will house 267 tenants, mostly students, in furnished apartments.

Students petition to divest from fossil fuels

December 5, 2014 0 comments

Fossil Free Brown has launched a petition to divest the University’s endowment from the top 200 global fossil fuel companies.

Workers at the Meeting Street location of Gourmet Heaven were notified Wednesday that the store will be closed indefinitely, an employee said.

Meeting Street Gourmet Heaven shuts down

December 5, 2014 0 comments

Employees at Gourmet Heaven on Meeting Street arrived for their shifts Wednesday to learn that the store would be closing indefinitely starting that night.

President Christina Paxson has set a goal of doubling the percentage of underrepresented minority faculty members in the next decade. But professors say there are structural barriers to opening the pipeline.

Structural bias poses obstacles to faculty of color

December 5, 2014 5 comments
This article is part of the series Pervasive Prejudice

Last month, President Christina Paxson announced her plans to double the percentage of underrepresented minority faculty members within the next decade.