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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

Following the Undergraduate Finance Board’s publication of the funding totals for nearly 200 students groups last week, students expressed concerns about some of the principles that guide the Board’s funding decisions at a forum UFB hosted Wednesday evening. “UFB’s goal is to help all of the ...


New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens. Hydroponic farms grow plants in a mineral-rich ...

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Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

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. Brown has had a complicated history with fossil fuel divestment. Students spent three years ...

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Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition: A decade in review

Founded in 2009, the Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition has spent the last decade leading student efforts to advocate for progress on issues such as the passage of the DREAM Act and the University’s accessibility for undocumented students. With the arrival of its tenth anniversary at the end of this ...

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Frustration mounts with SEAS director hiring process

As the search for a new Director of the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office enters its tenth month, the University has overhauled its search process with plans to convene a new search committee and relaunch recruiting in the spring semester. While the director position remains vacant, ...

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Off-campus work-study remains underfunded

Despite a 2018 working group recommendation to increase funds for the University’s Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program, funding for OCFWS remains unchanged and is still unable to support all students who want to participate. OCFWS allows students with federal work-study funding in their financial ...

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UCS expresses support for ACCRIP reps

The Undergraduate Council of Students voted to affirm “the autonomy and privacy of University representatives” in response to a third-party organization’s “attempt to intimidate” members of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies, according to a statement ...

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Grad school relaxes leave-taking policies

The Graduate School approved several changes to its leave-taking policies earlier this fall, which will eliminate the readmission fee for grad students returning from leave, allow students on leave continued access to libraries and email accounts and permit leave-takers to defer funding from the University, ...

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Students criticize meal plan offerings

A majority of University students surveyed in The Herald’s fall poll said they are dissatisfied with current meal plan offerings. First-years demonstrated the least dissatisfaction, but for every other class, 69 to 75 percent of students said they were either somewhat or very dissatisfied. Just under ...

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