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Articles by Livia Gimenes (37)

Andrew Yang ’96 and DNC Chair Tom Perez ’83 discussed the 2020 presidential election cycle and the potential political implications of the COVID-19 pandemic during a virtual Watson Institute event.

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Brown alum Andrew Yang ’96 reflects on presidential campaign, political implications of COVID-19 pandemic

April 23, 2020 1 comment

At a virtual event hosted by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs Wednesday evening, Andrew Yang ’96 sat down with Tom Perez ’83 to discuss Yang’s trajectory from Brown to the political arena as well as the political implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The University announced a hiring freeze which will extend into the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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Brown suspends new hiring for faculty, staff to mitigate financial consequences from COVID-19

April 13, 2020 0 comments

The University announced a suspension of “any new hiring” for both staff and faculty positions due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to a March 23 announcement from Provost Richard Locke P’18 and Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Barbara Chernow.

During a Tuesday faculty meeting, President Paxson stressed that the University must be prepared for the campus to either reopen all residential halls in the fall, operate completely online or for a hybrid of the two.

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Brown to prepare both on-, off-campus fall semester plans

April 8, 2020 1 comment

During a heavily-attended Tuesday faculty meeting held over Zoom, President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 discussed future operations, including reopening campus for the fall and contingency plans for potentially continuing online learning next semester.

Faculty discuss grading policy for semester at meeting

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Faculty discuss grading policy for semester at meeting

April 8, 2020 3 comments

University administration and faculty discussed grading policies at this week’s faculty meeting, a topic which has been widely debated by community members since students evacuated campus.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has spent $21,800,000 on refunds of room and board and parking charges, as well as student wages, E-Gap Funds for travel and a line of credit for Brown Physicians, Inc.

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Brown spends more than $21 million in COVID-19 response

April 8, 2020 0 comments

The University has spent $21,800,000 on refunds of room and board and parking charges, as well as student wages, E-Gap Funds for travel and a line of credit for Brown Physicians, Inc., in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and students’ evacuation from campus.

After efforts from Brown Divest, ACCRIP recommended that the University divest from “any company that profits from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land” and discussed their criteria for selecting companies.

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ACCRIP releases recommendation to divest

March 11, 2020 10 comments

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies released their official recommendation that the University divest from “any company that profits from the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land,” according to the report published Monday.

Devyn Collado ’20 and Arianna Markel ’20 organized a sustainability conference with the goalsof showcasing what “investing and finance look like in the real world” in a way accessible to all levels of knowledge.

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FSIcon exposes students, professionals to sustainable investment

March 8, 2020 0 comments

The inaugural summit of the Future of Sustainable Investing Conference, hosted March 6, centered on the role of investing in “shaping the future of our planet and society,” according to the conference website.

President Paxson P’19 stated that, even with no current risks, the University has further prepared measures to deal with the coronavirus.

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President Paxson addresses coronavirus concerns at faculty meeting

March 4, 2020 1 comment

At Tuesday’s monthly faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 urged faculty not to panic because of the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Rhode Island and said that the University is “going to be prepared” if the virus reaches campus.

Professor of Islamic Humanities, History and Religious Studies Shahzad Bashir gave his Presidential Faculty Award Lecture Monday afternoon. In his talk titled, “Dwelling in a World of Poetry,” Bashir discussed the prevalence of poetic language in medieval Islamic culture.

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Shahzad Bashir lectures on Middle Eastern world of poetry

February 25, 2020 0 comments

During his Presidential Faculty Award Lecture, titled “Dwelling in a World of Poetry,” Professor of Islamic Humanities, History and Religious Studies Shahzad Bashir spoke Monday afternoon about the prevalence of poetic language in medieval Islamic culture.

Brown plans to increase ‘language footprint’ on campus

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Brown plans to increase ‘language footprint’ on campus

February 13, 2020 3 comments

Following a finding last year that enrollment in language courses has seen a 20 percent decrease over the last 10 years, the University has made strides toward addressing the decline.

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