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The Council also continued ongoing discussion about a resolution calling for the University to provide reparations to descendants of slaves impacted by Brown.

University News

UCS proposes creation of bylaw review committee, discusses referendum process

March 3, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students proposed an act to create a committee to review the organization’s bylaws, introduced an amendment to the referendum process and presented a referendum about reparations at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Only 23 of the women currently held in the Rhode Island Women’s Prison are serving sentences over three years.

Metro

‘Should we close the Rhode Island Women’s Prison?’: OpenDoors event discusses hardships of re-entry for formerly incarcerated women

March 3, 2021 0 comments

With only about 80 women imprisoned in the state of Rhode Island, should the Rhode Island Women’s Prison be closed? This question and nuances surrounding the incarceration of women in the Ocean State were explored at a Wednesday panel hosted by OpenDoors.

James Reston has written 18 books ranging on topics from gambling scandals to medieval history.

University News

Author James Reston, Jr. delves into his 9/11 novel, The 19th Hijacker in Taubman Center event

March 3, 2021 0 comments

Author James Reston, Jr. spoke at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy Wednesday about his most recent novel, “The 19th Hijacker,” which follows the story of one of the 19 men who perpetrated the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

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

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Optimistic Outcomes and Overcoming Hurdles: Managing COVID-19 in March 2021

March 3, 2021 0 comments

In this episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, recorded Tuesday, March 2, Dr. Jha speaks to the importance of equitable vaccine distribution, ventilation over sanitation for public spaces and the promises of the recently authorized Johnson and Johnson vaccine amid the rise of new virus variants.

The University’s faculty meeting on Tuesday discussed operations for the summer semester, herd immunity and an open access policy to research.

University News

Paxson and Locke look ahead to University “going back to normal” at faculty meeting

March 2, 2021 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 further detailed the University’s plans for campus operations in the following months at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

The Khan Lab, Liang Lab, Yajima Lab and Cho Lab are four of eight recipients of the University’s Cancer Center pilot project funding.

Science & Research

U. Cancer Center pilot projects: investigating cancer connections

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Eight labs who were recipients of the University Cancer Center’s funding in December for projects advancing cancer research will use the funds to delve into cancer biology, cancer therapeutics and population science. 

The University contributed to United Way of Rhode Island's $100 million pledge that is set to promote racial equity.

Metro

United Way of Rhode Island pledges $100 million over five years to promote racial equity

March 2, 2021 0 comments

United Way of Rhode Island has pledged $100 million to promote racial equity through accessible education, affordable housing and unemployment for Black, Indigenous and People of Color in Rhode Island as part of the organization’s LIVE UNITED 2025 plan to help address systemic racism announced Jan. 15.

“There is still a huge amount of room for improvement, and this might not even be the best way to approach ethics and computer science,” said Shira Abramovich ’21, who is currently an STA for CSCI0150.

University News

Socially Responsible Teaching Assistant program continues to expand

March 2, 2021 0 comments

Almost two years ago, as part of a “Responsible CS” initiative, the Ethics Teaching Assistant position was created. Now, the program — which has since been rebranded as the Socially Responsible Teaching Assistant — continues to expand and work toward integrating ethics and social impact into computer science courses.

Students will be able to apply to study remotely “should circumstances warrant it,” according to the announcement.

University News

University plans to return to two-semester, in-person learning model for 2021-22 academic year

March 2, 2021 0 comments

The University expects to return to a two-semester system where all undergraduate, graduate and medical students will be brought back to campus to take classes and conduct research in person for the 2021-22 academic year.

As of January 29, 2021, Jack Hayes has decided to step down as director of Brown Athletics. Colin Sullivan, deputy director of athletics, has taken the reins as the interim athletic director.

Sports, University News

Jack Hayes departs Brown, leaving behind a changed athletics department and complicated legacy

March 1, 2021 10 comments

It had been a “trying year,” a student-athlete explained to The Herald. That spring, a committee proposed cutting varsity sports teams to improve the athletics program’s competitiveness.