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Bargaining Committee members unsatisfied with 2.5 percent increase offered by the University.

University News

Seeking wage increase, over 80 attend GLO community forum

April 18, 2021 0 comments

“Raises, Rights & Respect,” read many of the Zoom backgrounds of the more than 80 graduate student workers and community members who attended the Graduate Labor Organization’s virtual bargaining room packing during negotiations with the University April 15.

Gregorian was the University's first foreign-born president.

University News

Gregorian dies at 87

April 16, 2021 1 comment

Known for increasing diversity and growing the University’s endowment to over $1 billion during his tenure, Gregorian served as president of the University from 1988 to 1997. He was the University’s first foreign-born president.

Community members and local activists called for immediate change to confront police brutality.

University News

‘It feels like deja vu’: Protesters demand end to police brutality after death of Daunte Wright  

April 15, 2021 0 comments

The late spring sun set over the Rhode Island State House Wednesday evening as protesters raised signs bearing bold letters reading: “Stop the war on Black Americans” and “Justice for George Floyd and Daunte Wright.”

Sean Park (pictured above) said that the day he got into Brown last week was one of the “happiest of (his) life.”

University News

Newly-admitted students describe joy, difficult choices following Brown acceptances

April 15, 2021 0 comments

As Da-Young Kim opened her status update in the University’s applicant portal April 6, she prepared for the hallmark of Ivy Day disappointment: a message on white letterhead that read “we regret to inform you.”

The University rejected GLO’s initial demand for a 10 percent stipend increase, and responded with a counteroffer of the minimum floor of a 2.5 percent increase that faculty and staff are receiving next year.

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GLO demands higher pay raise in U. negotiations

April 15, 2021 5 comments

The University is currently engaged in negotiations with the Graduate Labor Organization on increased pay raises for graduate workers, which they are demanding in order to offset the costs of their continued work amid the pandemic.

The Just Food Committee was created in 2019 to assess University policies on food purchasing and the supply chains of food consumed on campus.

University News

Just Food Committee presents final report at BUCC meeting

April 15, 2021 0 comments

Student and staff members of the Just Food Committee presented their final report on how the University can improve its food purchasing and food supply chains at the Brown University Community Council meeting Wednesday. 

During its final meeting of the semester Wednesday, members of the BUCC and Brown community discussed updates on various initiatives.

University News

Summer and fall semesters, updates on Brook Street Dormitory discussed at BUCC meeting

April 15, 2021 0 comments

Members of the University’s administration and student body discussed changes for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, updates on the Food Access Initiative and the progress of the Brook Street dormitory project at the Brown University Community Council’s final meeting of the semester April 14.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Approaching a More ‘Normal’ Fall 2021

April 10, 2021 0 comments

On the last episode of The COVID Pod, recorded on the morning of April 9, 2021, Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha is back to comment on Brown’s plans toward a more traditional semester in fall of 2021.

The University will limit summer pre-college programs to 400 on-campus high school students per week and will take measures to adhere to public health safety guidelines.

University News

Pre-college programs to be held on campus this summer

April 9, 2021 1 comment

The University intends to run its annual Summer@Brown and Leadership Institute pre-college programs in person at limited capacity this summer.

RI to hold vaccination weekends for residents of color


RI to hold vaccination weekends for residents of color

April 9, 2021 0 comments

In order to reduce the racial disparity in COVID-19 vaccination rates in Rhode Island, the state will hold two mass vaccination weekends for residents of color in the state.