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President Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order could withhold federal funding from schools offering diversity and inclusion programs.

News, University News

Brown encourages federal court to block executive order on race and sex stereotyping

December 4, 2020 0 comments

The University filed a Nov. 23 amicus brief to encourage a federal court to block President Trump’s Sept. 22 executive order, which intends to combat “race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” 

All lockouts and wellness checks during business hours will be carried out by the Office of Residential Life instead of DPS, administrators said at a Nov. 18 BUCC meeting as part of a larger conversation about DPS and public safety on campus.

University News

Current DPS role, lockout protocol, body cameras among policing policy raised at BUCC meeting

November 18, 2020 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed current safety practices, changes to dorm lockout policies and an external DPS review among other aspects of campus safety at a Brown University Community Council meeting Nov. 18. 

Rhode Island’s name will no longer include “plantations” after a referendum passed to remove the word on Tuesday, ending a decade-long push.

Metro, News

Rhode Island changes state name to remove ‘Providence Plantations’

November 5, 2020 2 comments

Successfully ending a campaign that began over 10 years ago, a referendum to remove “Providence Plantations” from the state name of Rhode Island passed on Tuesday with a vote of 52.9 percent approval, according to the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

President Christina Paxson P’19 will serve as chair of the AAU under Barbara R. Snyder, the association’s president. Paxson’s appointment marks the first time that two women have simultaneously held the AAU’s top two positions.

News, University News

Paxson elected chair of Association of American Universities

October 27, 2020 1 comment

President Christina Paxson P’19 was elected chair of the Association of American Universities’ Board of Directors Tuesday, according to an AAU press release.

The Performing Arts Center construction and the Marston Boathouse Renewal project have stayed on track despite concerns over materials and the introduction of new COVID-19 safety precautions.

News, University News

Facilities implements new safety precautions to keep projects on schedule

October 25, 2020 1 comment

As COVID-19 continues to affect nearly every aspect of University operations, Facilities Management has had to adapt to keep new construction projects on track and workers safe.

The University has implemented new safety measures for construction workers in order to avoid delays from COVID-19 cases.

News, University News

Wellness Center and Residence Hall construction expedited for summer 2021 occupancy

October 22, 2020 0 comments

The University has expedited the construction of the new Wellness Center and Residence Hall in preparation for hosting students and staff for a summer semester.

Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

News, University News

Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

October 19, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Brown as well as evaluated progress on several long-term plans at its virtual fall meetings.

The University resumed in-person classes on Monday after the move to level 2 reopening. “It felt like, not a return to normalcy but definitely a relatively good substitute,” said Olivia Siemens ’21.

News, University News

In-person classes elicit mixed reviews from on-campus, remote students

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Eleven students take their seats in a lecture hall meant for more than 100 people, each staggered among the rows and wearing a mask. A professor stands at the front of the room, 50 feet away from the closest student.

Brown’s endowment grows to record $4.7 billion after 12.1 percent returns

News, University News

Brown’s endowment grows to record $4.7 billion after 12.1 percent returns

October 1, 2020 1 comment

The University’s endowment has reached an all-time high of $4.7 billion, seeing a 12.1 percent return for fiscal year 2020. The endowment returns place the University within the top fifth percentile of growth for FY20 among 143 peer colleges and universities.

While CS TA Nick Young ’23 noted that high enrollment this semester has sometimes made his job challenging, the workload is overall manageable and he is finding ways to adapt to the remote semester.


News, University News

Brown’s FY21 deficit may reach $165 million

September 22, 2020 3 comments

The University’s financial losses for Fiscal Year 2021 may range from $100 to $165 million due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and adjustments made to the academic year, President Christina Paxson P ’19, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 and Vice President for Finance and Administration Barbara Chernow announced.