Katherine (Kate) Bennett is an editor for University News covering Campus Activism and Diversity & Student Life. Hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, Kate studies Economics in school. When she’s not at The Herald, Kate enjoys playing the guitar, reading and spending time with her friends.

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Michael Steele served as Republican National Committee Chairman from 2009 to 2011. Steele brings experience in politics, public policy, law and the media to the Watson Institute in his role as a faculty fellow.

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Former RNC chairman joins Watson

September 12, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will join the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs as a faculty fellow and lead a series of study groups this fall semester, the University announced in late August.

University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

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University releases Diversity, Inclusion Oversight Board memo

September 10, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Sept. 8, the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board published its annual memo reflecting on the University’s “progress to date and opportunities for continued growth” in realizing goals outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, wrote Shontay Delalue.

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U. condemns anti-Semitic speech, signs

August 28, 2018 1 comment

While the actions of the individuals, who were later identified by the Anti-Defamation League as the neo-Nazi and former Senate candidate Patrick Little and a member of his team, were condemned by the University, the administration stated that the incident was protected by the First Amendment.

During the event, five individuals discussed the merits of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The event was moderated by a student journalist who took the course INTL 1802W: “International Journalism.”

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University hosts event to discuss unpredictable future of DACA program

April 23, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Five individuals in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program spoke about living without documentation and their uncertain futures at an event titled “‘DACA is Dead’ — Young Immigrants in Conversation with Student Journalists” Monday evening.

Brown Student Labor Alliance, which has been campaigning for air conditioning in the Sharpe Refectory to mitigate the kitchen’s summer heat, hosted a “Fans on Faunce” event Wednesday asking attendees to bring fans.

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Sharpe Refectory to gain cooling abilities in 2019

April 13, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University announced on Thursday its plan to begin a multi-million dollar renovation to the infrastructure of the Sharpe Refectory this summer with the goal to permanently equip it with cooling abilities in summer 2019.

President Christina Paxson P’19, Erin Arcand, a legislative aide to Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, and Nina Gregg, a Rhode Island School of Design student and Marjory Stoneman Douglas alum delivered speeches to the crowd Wednesday morning during the nationwide walk-out against gun violence.

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Walk-out mourns Parkland victims, calls for action

March 14, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Against the backdrop of a nationwide school walkout Wednesday morning, members of the Brown community gathered on the Main Green to show solidarity against gun violence and advocate for gun safety regulation.

Student groups have extended support to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ efforts to end sexual violence within Wendy’s supply chain.

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Students prepare for Freedom Fast

March 7, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Organizers from the Student Labor Alliance, the Student Farmworker Alliance and the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition are currently recruiting students to attend the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Freedom Fast and the corresponding march that will take place in New York City March 15.

Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

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Study finds most hosted speakers lean left politically

March 5, 2018 1 comment

A coalition of students, working under a group called SPEAK, published a report last Tuesday that found 94.5 percent of speakers invited to Brown lean left ideologically.

Yema Yang ’19 and Matthew Flathers ’19 are co-coordinating the student push for a disability identity and cultural center on campus. Despite community support, the center’s creation does not have a timeframe.

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Students propose disability identity center

February 21, 2018 Comments are Disabled

A group of Brown student leaders and activists is currently pushing to create a disability identity and cultural center on campus.

The University no longer plans to demolish the Urban Environmental Laboratory. Concerns voiced in a Providence City Plan Commission meeting Dec. 19 spurred the changes to the proposed design and location.

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University changes site for performing arts center

February 20, 2018 2 comments

The University has changed the planned building location for the new performing arts center “to a smaller plot on The Walk between Angell and Olive streets, facing the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts,” according to a University press release.

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