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In the coming spring, the newly-elected trustees will partake in approving a new budget for Fiscal Year 2023

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Brown Corporation names three new fellows, seven new trustees

June 13, 2021 0 comments

The Corporation — the University’s highest-governing body — elected three new members to its Board of Fellows and seven new members to its Board of Trustees during its annual spring meeting in May, according to a June 1 news release.

A full class schedule has made it “almost impossible” to work a summer job or have an internship, said Alex Dufort ’24.

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First-year students face the implications of a summer without work or internships

June 10, 2021 1 comment

In July 2020, Brown announced its three-term model for the 2020-2021 academic year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors were given the opportunity to be on campus for the fall 2020 semester, while first years were allowed to be on campus during the spring and summer 2021 terms.

The virtual panel consisted of Jewish and Palestinian researchers joining in from across the globe to examine “Bloody May”

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Watson panel discusses recent violence in Israel-Palestine

June 10, 2021 0 comments

In light of the recent violence this past month in Israel-Palestine, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Center for Middle East Studies and the Department of History hosted “five renowned Palestinian and Jewish researchers” in a June 10 panel discussion to analyze the events of “Bloody May.”

Students, professors respond with excitement to in-person summer classes

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Students, professors respond with excitement to in-person summer classes

June 9, 2021 0 comments

When Professor of Africana Studies Lisa Biggs walked into the Friedman Hall lecture room of her course, AFRI 0300: “Performing Ethnography and the Politics of Culture,” she was met with a surprising sense of anxiety.

Remote learning opens door to more guest lecturers

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Remote learning opens door to more guest lecturers

June 8, 2021 0 comments

Throughout the pandemic, remote learning has allowed professors to incorporate a more diverse set of guest lecturers into their syllabi.

Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

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Haffenreffer Museum looks into origins of potentially looted Benin artifacts, may lead to repatriation

June 8, 2021 1 comment

An Ukhurhe, a rattle staff used in ancestral ceremonies, is one of 15 objects crafted in Benin City, now southern Nigeria, that lie in the collections of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. 

Vincent Harris will join the University after previously serving as inaugural director of the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton at California State University-Fullerton.

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Vincent Harris to serve as new BCSC director

June 8, 2021 1 comment

The University appointed Vincent Harris as associate dean and new director of the Brown Center for Students of Color, capping off a national search and campus-wide controversy spanning nearly two years. 

The future of online learning at Brown

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The future of online learning at Brown

June 7, 2021 0 comments

Since March 2020, the student experience at the University has been largely relegated to Zoom meetings and recorded lectures. But the novel prevalence of online technology in the University curriculum has provided a chance for the University to examine how it educates and challenges faculty and students alike.

The NSSA research aims to expand tutoring opportunities for students in need.

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Gates Foundation grants Annenberg Institute $999,260

June 2, 2021 0 comments

The Annenberg Institute received a $999,260 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last month to fund the National Student Support Accelerator.

‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

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‘The planning is exhausting’: International students discuss challenges of arriving on College Hill during pandemic

June 2, 2021 1 comment

When Xinyu Yan ’24 realized that the U.S. Embassy in China was not going to open in time for her to obtain a visa for the summer semester, she decided to take an unconventional route.