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‘When we’re not on campus, we’re not equal to other students’: Challenges of COVID-19 for low-income students

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‘When we’re not on campus, we’re not equal to other students’: Challenges of COVID-19 for low-income students

April 19, 2020 1 comment

When they first found out that the University was asking undergraduates to vacate dorms in response to COVID-19, many students from low-income backgrounds faced immediate challenges. “How am I going to pay for this?”

Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

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Brown updates event, travel COVID-19 policies

March 6, 2020 0 comments

In light of “the rapidly evolving impact” of COVID-19 coronavirus, President Paxson announced substantial new University event and travel policies, in an email circulated to community members March 6. 

Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

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Brown professor says he requested coronavirus test after trip to Europe

March 2, 2020 1 comment

Onésimo Almeida, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, said he has requested a test for COVID-19 coronavirus following a trip to Portugal during which Almeida was near someone recently diagnosed with the virus.

Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

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Brown students demand Paxson, Corporation divest

February 10, 2020 1 comment

Students gathered in front of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Saturday morning in support of student group Brown Divest’s demand that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.”

Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

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Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

December 6, 2019 1 comment

In stark contrast to the calls for fossil fuel divestment that are dominating college campuses nationwide, there is little unrest on Brown’s campus over the University’s holdings in fossil fuel companies.

Two thirds of the ACCRIP members present voted in favor of the motion.

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ACCRIP votes to recommend divestment

December 3, 2019 4 comments

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

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ACCRIP recommends University divest from companies ‘facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine’

December 2, 2019 1 comment

The Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices voted to recommend that the University divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine” Monday afternoon.

Linda Sarsour (left) and Rabbi Alissa Wise (right) spoke about the importance of the BDS movement and its goals.

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Panelists discuss complexities of BDS

November 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, student groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine hosted three speakers at the University to discuss the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

BSI, other students advocate against divestment

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BSI, other students advocate against divestment

November 13, 2019 0 comments

Brown Students for Israel presented an argument against University divestment from companies allegedly contributing to human rights abuses in Palestine during an Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility and Investment Policies meeting Tuesday evening.

The Department of Education (above) has recently announced a number of changes to its undergraduate concentration and its Urban Education Policy and Masters in Arts and Teaching programs. The changes reflect a new emphasis on urban education.

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Education Department designs new teaching degree

October 23, 2019 0 comments

The University’s Department of Education is designing a new program in which students can earn an undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching degree in five years.

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