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Olivia is a Metro editor for The Brown Daily Herald. Born and raised in London, UK, Olivia is a junior studying American History with a focus on race and law. Her journalistic work focuses on criminal justice, social justice and politics. She's interested in people, words and pictures.

Articles by Olivia George (45)

Students expressed support for Senior Lecturer Richard Bungiro PhD ’99 through testimonies and petition-signing: as of Nov. 10, a student-circulated petition calling for Bungiro’s reinstatement had garnered more than 1,280 signatures.

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‘I don’t want it to end like this’: Senior Lecturer Richard Bungiro pleads for reinstatement following sudden resignation

November 11, 2020 3 comments

The single email that would come to haunt Richard Bungiro PhD ’99 only took a few minutes to write. But all five sentences were the product of months of stress, anguish and growing disillusionment with University administrators. 

After his three and a half year tenure as director of University CAPS, Will Meek is stepping down to serve as Global Director of Mental Health and Wellness at Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute.

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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services steps down

November 2, 2020 0 comments

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek stepped down Oct. 27 after three and a half years in the position, he announced in a Herald letter to the editor. 

Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

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Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

November 2, 2020 1 comment

In the fall of 1990, the names of alleged rapists began to appear in marker pen on the walls of female bathroom cubicles in the Rockefeller Library. The so-called “rape list” made national headlines. Janitorial staff scrubbed only for the names to reappear.

Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

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Brown plans to welcome students from each class year back in Spring 2021

October 29, 2020 0 comments

The University plans to offer an in-person residential experience for students from each undergraduate class for the spring semester, though space constraints may limit how many students can return. 

Images show the presence of armed guards stationed at the campus gates, preventing anyone without a note from the administration from entering campus as part of the University’s 1918 quarantine policy.

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Armed guards and campus lockdown: Brown’s 1918 pandemic experience

October 8, 2020 0 comments

When Brown University students woke up on the morning of Oct. 8, 1918, they learned they had two choices: pack up and return home or remain on campus indefinitely. A campus-wide quarantine was being imposed, due to the growing threat of a raging strain of influenza.

Brown suspends Spring 2021 study abroad programming

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Brown suspends Spring 2021 study abroad programming

October 7, 2020 0 comments

All study abroad programming for the Spring 2021 semester has been canceled, Brown’s Office of International Programs announced Wednesday morning.

The Herald spoke with students in Providence, Rhode Island; Sea Ranch, California; Quito, Ecuador and Prague, Czech Republic about their first week of the semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five students on a first week of school like no other

September 15, 2020 0 comments

The Herald spoke with five students, spread across three continents and in four class years, about a first week back to school like no other.

Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

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Brown files to dismiss class action lawsuit demanding refund over COVID-19 closure

September 1, 2020 3 comments

The University has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by students seeking reimbursement of tuition, fees, and room and board following the University’s decision to close campus in March and transition exclusively to online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As fall semester nears, students already on campus voice serious concerns about living conditions

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As fall semester nears, students already on campus voice serious concerns about living conditions

August 13, 2020 1 comment

College students across the country are preparing for an academic year like no other: masks in near-empty lecture halls, regular nasal swab testing and no large campus gatherings. 

Brown undergraduate classes will be fully online until at least Oct. 5

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Brown undergraduate classes will be fully online until at least Oct. 5

August 11, 2020 1 comment

All undergraduate courses will be taught remotely until the week of October 5, according to the Healthy Brown website.

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