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Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

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Housing, academic modifications announced for fall 2020

July 7, 2020 0 comments

Returning undergraduate students must submit housing and meal plan preferences by July 15, according to an email from Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 and Vice President for Campus Life Eric Estes.

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown to bring students back to campus for two out of three terms for 2020-21 academic year

July 7, 2020 1 comment

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University will resume on-campus instruction in the fall under a tri-semester model.

Out of 1,600+ applicants, SPRINT awards 476 students funding for remote summer research opportunities

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Out of 1,600+ applicants, SPRINT awards 476 students funding for remote summer research opportunities

July 1, 2020 0 comments

In total, 476 students received a Brown Connect Collaborative SPRINT award as part of a University initiative to fund remote student research opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

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New motion in 1998 Title IX suit alleges Brown violated settlement with recent varsity demotions

June 29, 2020 2 comments

Amy Cohen ’92 and a group of 12 other plaintiffs — all female athletes who collectively sued the University in 1998 for violating Title IX legislation protecting gender equity in athletics — are challenging the University in court for allegedly violating the terms of the original settlement.

Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

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Paxson discusses national issues impacting College Hill at faculty meeting

June 28, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 discussed the recent federal actions and national issues, reaffirming the University’s support for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Black Lives Matter movement and LGBTQ+ rights during Tuesday’s special faculty meeting.

Protestors in October 2019 urged University administrators to cut ties with Warren Kanders '79.

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Students will continue to demand Brown cut ties with Warren Kanders following Safariland tear gas divestment

June 28, 2020 0 comments

Safariland Group — a company led by University alum and donor Warren Kanders ’79 P’23 — announced June 9 that it will divest from its Defense Technology and Monadnock divisions, which are responsible for producing crowd-control weapons such as tear gas.

Brown faculty governance modified at special faculty meeting

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Brown faculty governance modified at special faculty meeting

June 26, 2020 0 comments

At Tuesday’s special faculty meeting, attendees passed a motion to create the Procedural Integrity Committee, which will take over responsibilities regarding denials of promotion, tenure and reappointment from the Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity.

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. 

Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

COVID-19 Updates, University News

Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

June 23, 2020 0 comments

The University is currently “planning intensely” in order to be prepared to implement the three-semester calendar for the coming academic year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether these fall, spring or summer semesters are held in person or online.

Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

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Brown announces test-optional policy for class of 2025 applicants

June 22, 2020 0 comments

Citing the impact of the coronavirus on students’ ability to take the SAT or ACT, the University announced that applicants to the class of 2025 will not need to submit a standardized test score.