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Out of 1,600+ applicants, SPRINT awards 476 students funding for remote summer research opportunities

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Out of 1,600+ applicants, SPRINT awards 476 students funding for remote summer research opportunities

July 1, 2020 0 comments

In total, 476 students received a Brown Connect Collaborative SPRINT award as part of a University initiative to fund remote student research opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

FarmLink, co-founded by Aidan Reilly ’21, buys surplus produce from farmers and delivers it to food banks to minimize waste and offer support in a time of economic uncertainty.

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Brown students lead food redistribution efforts amidst pandemic

May 23, 2020 3 comments

In recent months, Brown students have been leading a nationwide food redistribution effort to help farms whose usual supply chains have been disrupted.

College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

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College students offer support for K-12 students in time of crisis

May 5, 2020 0 comments

Some University students are taking time out of their own remote education to help younger students as they adjust to learning outside the school building during a pandemic. 

Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

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Graduate Student Council petitions for extra year of funding for master’s, PhD students

April 16, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council has petitioned for an extra year of funding to extend graduate programs, citing instability caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. GSC sent the petition to Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Dean of the Graduate School Andrew Campbell on April 1.

In the Undergraduate Student Council elections, Zanagee Artis ’22 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the UCS presidency, while Summer Dai ’22 and Sam Caplan '22 compete for the vice presidency.

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Candidates compete for UCS presidency, vice presidency

March 30, 2020 0 comments

Polls open today at 8 p.m. EDT for the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Zanagee Artis ’22 and Jason Carroll ’21 vie for the UCS presidency, while Sam Caplan ’22 and Summer Dai ’22 compete for the vice presidency.

EEP participants balance jobs, classes

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EEP participants balance jobs, classes

March 6, 2020 0 comments

Since 1999, the Employee Education Program has allowed full-time Brown employees to take college courses for degree programs or job-related development and has provided them with financial support.

GSC discusses unions, international student needs

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GSC discusses unions, international student needs

March 5, 2020 0 comments

At yesterday’s monthly meeting, the Graduate Student Council discussed various GSC initiatives, and members of the Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee shared updates on current union efforts. 

Counseling and Psychological Services director discussed recent developments, including adding two student representatives to the student consultation board to address mental health needs.

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GSC, CAPS address graduate student mental health needs

February 28, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.

The rally, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, occurred before Stand Up for Graduate Student Employees bargaining committee members sat down to continue negotiating with University representatives over a union contract. Bargaining has been ongoing since last April, though the groups have yet to reach an agreement on several issues.

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Brown graduate students protest for union contract

February 26, 2020 0 comments

“What do we want? Contract! When do we want it? Now! If we don’t get it? Shut it down.” Chanting to beats banged out on pots and pans, over 100 graduate students and allies marched from the Van Wickle Gates to 225 Dyer Street yesterday.

The Graduate Student Council met for the first time this semester to elect a new vice president of advocacy. They also discussed improving access to mental health support for graduate students, and voted to approve several budget changes.

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GSC elects new Vice President of Advocacy

February 6, 2020 0 comments

Entering the new semester, the Graduate Student Council elected a new vice president of advocacy and discussed programming to improve access to mental health support for graduate students. At its first monthly meeting of the year, the GSC elected Malcolm Thompson GS as vice president of advocacy after he ran unopposed.

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