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Faculty approves cybersecurity program

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Administrators and faculty members also discussed renovations to the Sciences Library and the University’s budget deficit at a Tuesday faculty meeting.

This Week in Higher Ed: March 4, 2015

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Erskine College clarifies anti-gay statement. UNC reacts to mandated closing of poverty center. Proposed sexual assault bill altered.

Under the new policy, all members of Greek organizations who are found responsible for sexual misconduct will be expelled from their fraternities or sororities and removed from Wriston Quadrangle.

Greek system alters sexual misconduct policy

March 4, 2015 1 comment

Within the next two weeks, all members of Greek organizations will sign a new zero-tolerance sexual misconduct policy mandating yearly bystander training.

Brown Peace Corps participation dwindles for third straight year

Brown Peace Corps participation dwindles for third straight year

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For the third consecutive year, Brown failed to make the list of the top 25 medium-sized colleges and universities to send graduates to the Peace Corps.

Brown drops charges against student accused of serving drink with GHB

Brown drops charges against student accused of serving drink with GHB

March 4, 2015 0 comments

The University will not proceed with a hearing against the Phi Kappa Psi member initially charged with serving a drink containing the date-rape drug GHB.

Questionable practices surface for lab handling hair test

Questionable practices surface for lab handling hair test

March 4, 2015 0 comments

The two companies involved in conducting a flawed hair test in the Phi Psi case have drawn criticism for work on other cases prior to working with Brown.

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 4, 2015 36 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.

Under the compost initiative, more dining items are compostable and there are new compost bins. For the first two weeks of the initiative, student volunteers will monitor bins to help students sort their waste.

Composting pilot begins at Andrews Commons

March 3, 2015 1 comment

The University will kickstart an 11-week composting pilot program at Andrews Commons Tuesday.

Reports of snow-related problems have noticeably increased from past years. Facilities has prioritized fixing problems such as leaks and floods.

University buildings, pipes give in to winter weather

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Freezing cold temperatures and snow accumulations have affected a number of University buildings, including Graduate Center E, Diman House and T.F. Green.

Harvard prof looks at equality of opportunity

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“You could reasonably have different views on the subject of inequality,” said Harvard Professor Raj Chetty in a lecture and panel discussion Monday.