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Articles by Alex Nadirashvili (6)

Over the last two months, Myanmar has lost over 300 civilian lives to the ongoing unrest, including 40 children.

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U. students studying in Myanmar amid a military coup discuss impact on daily life, learning

April 7, 2021 0 comments

On Feb. 1, Myanmar citizens woke up with no Internet and their phone lines cut off. A military televised program later informed the public that Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counselor and civilian leader, had been detained and charged under counts of voter fraud in the recent November democratic elections.

Hillel provided DIY seder boxes for students this year.

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Students celebrate their first on-campus Passover during COVID-19

March 31, 2021 0 comments

With the start of Passover on Saturday night, students across campus have begun to celebrate the holiday with their individual pods, at in-person gatherings through Brown/RISD Hillel and on online Zooms.

The working group is a "step forward" in "accountability" for the University, Leinani Roylo '21 wrote — but "much more" work remains for the University to rectify previous harm.

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Brown announces Land Acknowledgement Working Group

March 23, 2021 1 comment

The University has formed a Land Acknowledgement Working Group, President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote in a March 11 letter to the Brown community. The new group will develop recommendations as to how the University should formally acknowledge the shared history of the institution and the local Indigenous Peoples.

Updates on selection of VP for Campus Safety, Task Force on Anti-Black Racism discussed at BUCC meeting

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Updates on selection of VP for Campus Safety, Task Force on Anti-Black Racism discussed at BUCC meeting

March 10, 2021 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed the ongoing selection process for a new Vice President for Campus Safety, the progress of the Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and the University’s plans to transform general safety procedures at the Brown University Community Council meeting March 10.

University endowment funds may have been invested into cryptocurrency.

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Faculty react to potential University endowment investment in cryptocurrency

March 3, 2021 0 comments

The University may have invested endowment funds into cryptocurrency, specifically Bitcoin, potentially joining some of its peer institutions such as Harvard, Yale and the University of Michigan, according to a report by CoinDesk. The University has neither confirmed nor denied the investment.

Brown-Tougaloo partnership works to adapt in the face of COVID-19 uncertainty

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Brown-Tougaloo partnership works to adapt in the face of COVID-19 uncertainty

February 4, 2021 0 comments

During the height of the Civil Rights Movement in May 1964, the Mississippi state legislature threatened to revoke the charter of Tougaloo College, one of the nation’s oldest historically Black colleges and universities, for “fostering ‘agitation’ rather than education.” Brown stepped in to help.