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Although UFB saw an increase in funding allotted to student groups with the return of in-person activities, the restrictions implemented Monday mandated that all student group activities go virtual for the time being.

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UFB continues pre-pandemic policy discussions, considers use of surplus funding

September 13, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board continued discussions about use of its budget surplus, which was first revealed in the Board’s public funding disclosure statement released last year. With the exception of the latter half of the summer semester, student groups in the 2020-21 school year were unable to plan in-person events […]

First-year students, who were unable to be fully enrolled in the fall 2020 semester, are in the midst of four consecutive semesters without a significant break.

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Students reflect on accelerated summer semester, adjust to updated campus policies

July 28, 2021 0 comments

As the final term of the University’s three-term calendar comes to an end, enrolled students have experienced varying degrees of burnout, an appreciation of increased opportunities for social interaction and an overarching anticipation for a return to normalcy. 

UCS hopes to host conversations between administrators and students at its monthly meetings this summer in lieu of its typical weekly general body meetings.

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UCS plans events, activities for first-years, prepares for fall during summer semester

June 29, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students has remained operational during the University’s final semester of the three-term calendar, a change from prior years during which the council would typically take a summer hiatus.

During meeting Wednesday evening, UCS  heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group's goals.

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UCS discusses collaboration opportunities with student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown

April 7, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group’s goals in a closed session discussion at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Other universities with a cancelled spring break have implemented mental health days, according to a UCS general body member.

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New UCS resolution would call for increased student mental health support in light of condensed semester schedule

March 31, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students proposed a resolution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening calling for the University to implement measures to support student mental health.

Summer Dai '22 captured the presidency in this year's UCS elections. Sam Caplan '22 was elected vice president.

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Summer Dai ’22 elected UCS president

March 26, 2021 0 comments

Summer Dai ’22 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Akilesh Raman ’22 was reelected as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s UCS and UFB spring elections, Elections Board Co-Chairs Ophelia Duchesne-Malone ’22 and Jessica Chiu ’21 announced in an email to the student […]

UCS discussed a “serpentine method” of pre-registration in which students would register for one class at a time, and only be registered for another course once all students in their grade level are also registered for one.

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UCS discusses pre-registration with Dean Zia, proposes resolution in solidarity with Asian Americans

March 24, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students gave feedback to Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 about the University’s course pre-registration process and discussed a statement of solidarity in light of increasing violence against Asian Americans nationally at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Candidates vie for UCS presidency, vice presidency

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Candidates vie for UCS presidency, vice presidency

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Polls open today for the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Current UCS Vice President Summer Dai ’22 and Chair of Campus Life Zane Ruzicka ’23 vie for the UCS presidency, while Chief of Staff Sam Caplan ’22 and Parliamentarian Zanagee Artis ’22 compete for the vice presidency. 

Candidates compete for UFB chair, vice chair positions

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Candidates compete for UFB chair, vice chair positions

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Current Undergraduate Finance Board Chair Akilesh Raman ’22 is running unopposed for reelection to his position, with Kushagra Agarwal ’22, Claire Brown ’22 and Daniel Yadegar ’22 competing in the race for vice chair. The voting period for UFB and Undergraduate Council of Students elections begins today, during which students […]

Brown Esports hopes that a dedicated space could help the University “become the home for Esports within the Ivy League.”

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UCS proposes new internal TRUE executive position, discusses endorsing space for Brown Esports

March 17, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a proposal to establish a new internal executive position overseeing transfer and resumed undergraduate education affairs, heard a presentation by Brown Esports and introduced a proposal to endorse a student group referendum about maintaining accessibility services.