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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 (34)

Celebration, reflection, action: Employees mark Juneteenth as a paid day off for the first time at Brown

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Celebration, reflection, action: Employees mark Juneteenth as a paid day off for the first time at Brown

June 26, 2020 0 comments

When Juliet Hooker, a professor of political science, began teaching her class POLS 1530: Gender, Slavery, and Freedom a few years ago, she was surprised to learn just how little some students in her classroom knew of the University’s ties to chattel slavery. 

‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

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‘Racism is a public health issue’: Medical workers unite to support Black Lives Matter

June 15, 2020 0 comments

In the shadow of Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Chief Pediatrics Resident Alexis Thompson bowed her head in silence. She was motionless, surrounded by dozens of colleagues, clad in their white jackets, blue-green uniforms and face masks.

Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

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Brown student files class-action lawsuit against University for tuition, fee refunds

May 1, 2020 11 comments

A Brown student filed a class-action lawsuit against the University demanding a refund for tuition, fees and/or room and board he claims he was unlawfully charged for because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the University to close its campus and cancel in-person classes.

Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

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Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

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University to enact salary, wage freezes for upcoming Fiscal Year 2021

April 8, 2020 0 comments

The University will freeze regular salary increases for faculty and staff for Fiscal Year 2021 beginning July 1 as one of many measures to alleviate the financial strain of COVID-19, according to a community-wide email sent by Provost Richard Locke P’18. 

Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

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Paxson, Locke take 20 percent salary cut due to pandemic’s financial impact

April 7, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 will each be taking a 20 percent pay reduction this fiscal year. This decision accompanies salary freezes for faculty and staff.

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

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‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 0 comments

When news broke that the University was moving to remote learning and telling students to leave College Hill, Jessica Zhu ’20 was not surprised. She was expecting the announcement. In many ways, it felt as though her whole semester had been building to that moment.

The Herald has compiled information and news updates regarding some of the modified rules and resources available for students staying on campus this semester.

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For students staying on campus: services and facilities information

March 17, 2020 0 comments

The University is shifting to remote learning, with all course instruction taking place online for the remainder of the semester, beginning March 30. Many students have evacuated campus and the University community now spans multiple continents.

Students began preparing to move on Thursday, following President Paxson's initial email telling students to leave campus.

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University pushes move out date up to March 17

March 14, 2020 0 comments

Undergraduate students who live in on-campus residences or Brown-owned properties must now vacate their residences by 5 p.m. on March 17, five days sooner than the University originally instructed.

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