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Articles by Caelyn Pender (58)

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. 

Students respond to new University sustainability plan

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Students respond to new University sustainability plan

March 8, 2021 1 comment

After the University’s March 5 announcement of a new campus sustainability plan — an announcement that followed a year of student input and revisions — students reflected on the strengths and weaknesses of the plan, and how it should evolve in the future. 

University launches strategic sustainability plan

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University launches strategic sustainability plan

March 5, 2021 0 comments

The University launched a strategic plan for campus sustainability March 5, outlining “aggressive actions” they will take towards mitigating environmental challenges, according to a University news release. 

Disability Justice at Brown’s proposed initiatives for students with disabilities include the establishment of a Disability Studies concentration department and a standalone Disability Justice Cultural center.

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Students, faculty with disabilities face accessibility challenges on campus

February 28, 2021 0 comments

Living with a disability on the University’s campus poses physical and emotional obstacles for many community members, who confront accessibility issues in campus buildings and in virtual accomodations alike.  

Alpha Phi Alpha has reestablished itself as a presence on campus has focused on building community for Black students since growing its membership in 2018.

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‘Founded out of resistance’: Brown’s oldest Black fraternity celebrates 100 years

February 25, 2021 0 comments
This article is part of the series Celebrating Black history at Brown

On a Saturday night in February 1923, the brothers of the Alpha Gamma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha held an initiation ceremony to welcome three new members to their ranks. With the addition of two active members and an honorary member — a renowned Black physician in Providence — the fledgling fraternity began to grow.

The new Providence Pedestrian Bridge does not comply with accessibility standards. Bob Cooper, who works on the Governor's Commission on Disabilities, said the Dept. of Transportation “failed” to make sure it was accessible.

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Providence ranked as one of worst cities in U.S. for people with disabilities

February 24, 2021 0 comments

Providence was ranked as one of the worst cities to live in for people with disabilities out of the 150 most populated cities in the United States, according to a recent study published by WalletHub that analyzed each city’s economic environment, quality of life and healthcare access.

The University has committed to investing at least $125 million over five years into the development of the new system.

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Brown to form integrated academic health system

February 23, 2021 0 comments

The University signed agreements to form an integrated academic health system for Rhode Island in conjunction with Lifespan and Care New England, the state’s largest health care systems, according to a Feb. 23 community-wide email from President Christina Paxson P ’19.

Reaching Ivy League Phase Four, which would permit athletes to participate in limited levels of local competition, will depend on public health conditions and the campus-wide restrictions specific to each Ivy League institution.

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Ivy League will not hold athletic competitions for spring season

February 18, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League will not hold any competitions or championships for the spring season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released Thursday.  There may be opportunities for local non-conference competition later in the season if public health conditions allow. 

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