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Articles by Caelyn Pender (55)

The University will disburse the federal emergency funding to most eligible students by the end of July, with incoming first-years to receive their funding upon arrival in September.

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Brown to distribute $6.29 million in federal student aid

July 8, 2021 2 comments

The University will distribute $6.29 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to students by the end of this month, according to a July 7 letter from Provost Richard Locke P’18 shared in Today@Brown. Eligible first-year students will receive funding after their arrival at Brown in September. 

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler, who has spent much of her career working in areas of diversity and inclusion, will focus on addressing structural inclusion barriers in her new role as VP for institutional equity and diversity.

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University appoints Sylvia Carey-Butler as vice president for institutional equity and diversity

June 24, 2021 4 comments

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler will serve as the new vice president for institutional equity and diversity effective Aug. 16, according to a June 24 news release. Carey-Butler will replace Shontay Delalue, former vice president for institutional equity and diversity who departed in June for a new role as senior vice president […]

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board recommended the University continue to work towards the goals laid out in the DIAP through data disaggregation, hiring practices and responding to anti-Asian and anti-Black violence.

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Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board releases DIAP recommendations

June 22, 2021 1 comment

The University’s Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board — a group composed of faculty, staff and students charged with assessing progress toward goals laid out in the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan — released its annual recommendations May 4.

Corporation approves $1.34 billion budget for FY22

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Corporation approves $1.34 billion budget for FY22

June 1, 2021 1 comment

The Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — approved a $1.34 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 at its May meeting, an 11.9 percent increase from last year’s budget.

Vartan Gregorian, who served as the University president and as a leader at the New York Public Library and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, died April 15. He was 87.

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‘Learning was his key to freedom’: Vartan Gregorian’s life as a teacher, leader

May 4, 2021 0 comments

Former University President Vartan Gregorian, widely known for the academic ingenuity, benevolence and strong leadership he demonstrated during his tenures at Brown, the New York Public Library and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, passed away April 15. He was 87.

Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

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Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

May 1, 2021 0 comments

For many seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the shape of their college experience, and for all, it has reshaped the world they will enter after they graduate.

Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

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Graduates reflect on hybrid Commencement

April 28, 2021 0 comments

Graduating seniors in the class of 2021 will conclude their time at Brown with a hybrid Commencement May 2, capping off over a year of virtual classes, social distancing and navigating a global pandemic.

Gregorian was the University's first foreign-born president.

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Gregorian dies at 87

April 16, 2021 1 comment

Known for increasing diversity and growing the University’s endowment to over $1 billion during his tenure, Gregorian served as president of the University from 1988 to 1997. He was the University’s first foreign-born president.

Sexual assault activism is cyclical, Lily Shield ’09 said. “Every couple of years, it resurfaces.”

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‘It happens in the places where we live and sleep’: students’ fight for sexual assault resources on campus

April 6, 2021 0 comments

“I said no.”  “Break the silence.” “You don’t know this, but it happened here at Brown.” These phrases, and more, were written on t-shirts that members of the student-run Sexual Assault Task Force hung between trees on the Main Green on a cool October day in 2007. 

The creation of the Rape List in the 1990s led to a major reckoning on campus in the conversation around sexual violence.

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‘If we don’t start taking care of each other, no one will’: how women started a movement that redefined how Brown handles sexual assault

March 18, 2021 1 comment

In October 1990, a list of names appeared on the bathroom walls of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library. With growing concerns about the University’s inaction on sexual assault, women took matters into their own hands. 

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