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Articles by Gaya Gupta (12)

BSU's fourth annual Black Convocation, themed "Rooted and Resting: Rebuilding Brick by Brick," emphasized student support and tradition.

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BSU hosts fourth Black Convocation

September 13, 2021 3 comments

The Black Student Union celebrated its fourth annual Black Convocation Sunday for the classes of 2024 and 2025. The event welcomed Black underclassmen to College Hill and into the Black community at Brown, encouraging them to lean on one another for support and to forge new traditions.

Katiana Soenen ’24, Carter Woodruff ’22, Taja Hirata-Epstein ’20 and Chloe Burns ’19 filed a federal class action lawsuit against Brown Aug. 6, alleging the University violated Title IX in its response to sexual assault on campus.

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Title IX suit plaintiffs detail path to legal action against Brown

August 11, 2021 4 comments

After a group of current and recent University students accused Brown in a federal class action suit of systematically failing to protect students from sexual abuse and of intentionally deterring students from reporting incidents, the four plaintiffs have found themselves under a spotlight.

The Aug. 6 complaint filed against the University represents the latest development in student activism against sexual assault on campus. In April, hundreds of students protested the administration’s response to sexual violence.

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Students, alums file federal class action lawsuit against Brown claiming U. fails to protect students from sexual violence

August 9, 2021 0 comments

Four women filed a federal class action complaint Aug. 6 against the University, claiming that it not only neglected to protect its students from sexual harassment and sexual abuse, but also “actively prevented the reporting of such harm.”

The University currently only provides housing units for 80 graduate students each year, compared to the 270 offered by River House.

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Brown purchases River House to turn into graduate student housing

July 22, 2021 4 comments

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.  The University has purchased River House, a 174-unit residential building located in the Jewelry District, with plans to turn the complex into housing for Brown graduate and medical students. The University formed and executed the purchase of River House through a […]

Throughout the event, titled “From the Streets to the Newsroom: Reporting on Race,” both panelists harkened back to themes of truth and race in the media.

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CNN’s Sara Sidner, New York Times’s John Eligon discuss reporting on race

June 15, 2021 2 comments

Earlier this year in January, CNN correspondent Sara Sidner broke down crying on live television after reporting about COVID-19’s impact on minority communities from California.

Vincent Harris will join the University after previously serving as inaugural director of the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton at California State University-Fullerton.

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Vincent Harris to serve as new BCSC director

June 8, 2021 1 comment

The University appointed Vincent Harris as associate dean and new director of the Brown Center for Students of Color, capping off a national search and campus-wide controversy spanning nearly two years. 

Phi Beta Kappa elects 139 seniors

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Phi Beta Kappa elects 139 seniors

May 20, 2021 0 comments

On May 5, three days after commencement, 139 graduated seniors were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, wrote Julie Plaut, assistant dean of the college & director of Engaged Scholarship and the chapter’s secretary, in an email to The Herald.

The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

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The Bruno Brief: a glimpse behind the scenes of Brown admissions

April 4, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we peel back the curtain on Brown admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk to Senior Staff Writer Will Kubzansky, who spoke with two University admissions committees about how life has changed during a year of unprecedented applicant numbers and a public health crisis. 

James Scharfen was one of 30 graduates who graduated early to work clinically at either Lifespan or Care New England.

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Med school professors, grads look back on the past year of COVID-19

March 11, 2021 0 comments

For some, the past year has felt like a decade. For others, it has gone by in what feels like a few days. For the professors and recent Alpert Medical School graduates who were drafted to work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the months since the pandemic started have been anything but easy.

Two seniors launch new buying and selling platform, Zaar

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Two seniors launch new buying and selling platform, Zaar

February 24, 2021 0 comments

Two months ago, Kaitlyn Cook ’21 posted several of her unused household items — dresses, a toaster, a Brita filter, rugs and more — on the “Brown University Buying and Selling” Facebook page. With more than 8,000 members, she figured she’d be able to sell the items easily. But days […]