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Melanie is a University News editor. She is a sophomore from northern Virginia considering concentrating in History and Public Policy. When not at The Herald, Melanie can be found lost on campus, keeping up with the New York Mets (unfortunately), or learning obscure history.

Articles by Melanie Pincus (63)

Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

News, University News

Inside the decisions that moved Brown online

May 28, 2020 2 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 jolted awake one early morning in March with a grim realization. She would send an email to her students days later, instructing most of them to pack up their lives and leave College Hill.

Full-time UTRAs will come with a $4,000 stipend, a slight increase from past years. The new, teaching-focused UTRAs will be shorter term and will come with a $2,000 stipend, plus an additional $1,000 for students with higher demonstrated financial need.

News, University News

Brown works to expand, increase summer UTRA options

April 22, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer new options for summer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Awards in light of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. It will also allow current applicants to modify their plans. 

On March 12, the University announced that students must vacate on-campus and Brown-owned housing as a consequence of the spread of COVID-19. Many community members stepped up to help each other with moving, storage and other resources.

News, University News

In overcoming move-out challenges, community assistance plays key role

March 23, 2020 1 comment

As many undergraduates cleared out their dorm rooms in the aftermath of the University’s March 12 decision to vacate on-campus and other Brown-owned housing, Kahini Mehta ’21 packed up her belongings and prepared to hand them off to a moving company.

Students protest companies tied to ICE at Career Fair

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Students protest companies tied to ICE at Career Fair

September 26, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Students staged a demonstration at yesterday’s Career Fair to protest four companies that conduct business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

News, Science & Research

Science and Research Roundup, Sept. 12

September 12, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The muscles in bat wings function at markedly lower temperatures than the other muscles in their bodies, but still effectively keep the mammals airborne, according to findings from Andrea Rummel GS, Professor of Biology and Engineering Sharon Swartz and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Richard Marsh.

The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosts an annual lecture series supported by Warren Kanders and his wife, Allison.

News, University News

Kanders ’79 resigns from Whitney Museum amid protests, remains on advisory council at University

July 26, 2019 4 comments

Warren Kanders ’79, a member of the advisory council for the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, stepped down as vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art on Thursday over protests about his company’s sale of tear gas.

How is Brown investing in sustainability?

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How is Brown investing in sustainability?

May 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

This month, campus discussion surrounding ethical investment took center stage following a motion to replace the University’s Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, the University body that considers “moral responsibility in … investment policies,” The Herald previously reported.

University ends Advancement Office support for private events

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University ends Advancement Office support for private events

February 27, 2019 1 comment

President Christina Paxson P’19 denied knowledge of University involvement with private dinners hosted by Martin Granoff P’93 and committed to ending Advancement Office assistance in the coordination of future private events in a letter to the editor published in Tuesday’s Providence Journal.

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UCS elects new Vice President, Chair of Academic Affairs

February 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected William Zhou ’20, one of its chiefs of staff, to replace Camila Pelsinger ’20 as its vice president at its general body meeting this evening.

The UCS Vice President, who worked to develop pathways to address harm on campus, plans to continue collaborating with UCS.

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UCS Vice President to resign

February 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Camila Pelsinger ’20 plans to resign as vice president of the Undergraduate Council of Students with an email statement to the general body ahead of tonight’s UCS meeting. Mar Weiss ’20, chair of academic affairs, also plans to resign today.

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