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Articles by Karlos Bautista (19)

Though not on campus for the fall semester, first-year students find deeper connections and build community through the BRANCH FYE program.

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First-years at Brown find connection, community through BRANCH, despite virtual setting

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When Jessie Deschenes ’24 opened yet another Today@Brown email early this fall offering a “community building opportunity for first years,” she was unsure about joining.

State Representative-elect David Morales MPA ’19 plans to push for affordable healthcare, housing and Green New Deal legislation in the RI state house.

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Guided by grassroots advocacy, David Morales MPA’19 will now enter R.I. State House

November 20, 2020 0 comments

Just under one year ago, David Morales MPA’19 was in the midst of organizing a protest for climate justice with Sunrise Rhode Island. Now, he’s the District 7 state representative-elect, and he has no plans to stop advocating for progressive causes. 

Brown’s first Transformative Justice initiative has focused on redistributing resources to empower local communities that are impacted by historic and present-day violence and harm.

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Transformative Justice Initiative grows in first year at Brown

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Since accepting the position in summer 2019 as the University’s first Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 and her team have led a series of education and training initiatives for community members on campus and in Providence. 

Jeana Horton (left) and Juana De Los Santos (right) joined the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity team as the new institutional equity investigator and the new director of equal opportunity, respectively.

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OIED announces new director of equal opportunity and diversity, institutional equity investigator

November 8, 2020 1 comment

Juana De Los Santos joined the University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity as the new director of equal opportunity and diversity last month. Jeana Horton also joined the office as an institutional equity investigator.

Students travel home to vote in person despite COVID-19 risk

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Students travel home to vote in person despite COVID-19 risk

October 29, 2020 0 comments

Bryce Blinn ’21, a registered Democrat, knows that his vote in the presidential election is crucial in his home state of Texas, which the nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates as a toss-up. So, to make sure his vote was counted, he took matters into his own hands.

Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

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Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

October 22, 2020 2 comments

While the conditions that shape the “new normal” have made it exceedingly difficult for community members on campus to safely organize, they have only made activism and advocacy more urgent. 

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Grasping at the Root raises demands to address Brown’s role in policing, carcerality

October 14, 2020 0 comments

Grasping at the Root, a newly-formed abolitionist coalition at Brown, recently launched the Campaign for Communities Without Policing, which raises demands to address carcerality, white supremacy and financial practices at the University.

UCS held its first general body meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The Council discussed the new UCS Equity and Inclusion Committee, project updates and upcoming UCS elections.

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UCS introduces Equity and Inclusion committee, discusses semester projects at first meeting of academic year

September 23, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held an information session during its first general body meeting of the semester and discussed the new UCS Equity and Inclusion Committee, project updates and upcoming UCS elections.

Representatives of ARM said that the coalition does not believe that research awards are enough to adequately compensate the work to be done by members of the task force.

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ARM petitions for compensation for members of University’s anti-Black racism task force

September 10, 2020 0 comments

Against Racism in Medicine, a coalition which advocates for anti-racist practices in the medical field, released a petition Aug. 11 that calls for monetary compensation for every member of the University’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. 

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

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Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

July 9, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program is “nothing short of cruel” in a community-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon.

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