Topic: Residential Life

Students were dissatisfied when placed in converted lounges and kitchens during the summer housing assignments. Some were later granted off campus permission or placed into standard dorm rooms.

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Students face challenges in summer assignment process

September 4, 2019 0 comments

Daphne Li-Chen ’21 opened her summer assignment email in August to find she was placed in a triple in Vartan Gregorian Quad apart from her requested roommate, and only later did she discover that her assigned bedroom was formerly a communal kitchen.

Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

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Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

April 25, 2019 0 comments

Approximately 160 students will receive on-campus housing for the 2019-20 academic year through the summer assignment process.

Affected students were originally given 72 hours to move out of Buxton after returning to campus this spring, but now have a more flexible timeline.

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U. suspends Buxton House

January 24, 2019 0 comments

The University has suspended the housing privileges of Buxton International House until fall 2020 after finding the program house had “again violated the student code of conduct while on deferred suspension from a previous violation,” wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Jan. 18 letter.

Though students discovered chipping lead paint on the interior walls of Donovan House, Environmental Health and Safety concluded that it is unlikely to cause lead exposure.

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

November 18, 2018 0 comments

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint.

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

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Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

September 16, 2018 0 comments

While dorm space is available for students of all years, more and more juniors and seniors opt to live off-campus, as do a small number of sophomores.

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Editorial: Go forward with the disability identity center

March 15, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 21, The Herald reported that a collective of Brown students and activists had proposed to University administrators the creation of a student-led disability identity and cultural center.

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Mulligan ’19: ResLife must start prioritizing upperclassman housing

March 15, 2018 0 comments

Brown recently announced plans to build a “wellness dorm,” The Herald previously reported.

An $8.4 million set of dorm renovations planned for the summers of 2018 and 2019 will focus on cosmetic upgrades and routine upkeep. Vartan Gregorian Quad, pictured, will receive a new fire alarm system.

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Facilities Management to renovate five dorms over next two summers

March 11, 2018 0 comments

Continuing with a long-term plan to improve and maintain the quality of dormitories on campus, the Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate five residence halls over the next two summers.

ResLife clarifies policy on RPL-resident relationships

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ResLife clarifies policy on RPL-resident relationships

November 5, 2017 0 comments

The Office of Residential Life clarified its policy about relationships between Residential Peer Leaders and their residents this year.

Savello ’18: How ResLife fails upperclassmen

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Savello ’18: How ResLife fails upperclassmen

October 22, 2017 0 comments

When I first moved into Graduate Center my senior year, I entered my room to find chunks of plaster falling off the dilapidated walls.