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University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

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University fundraising director responds to MIT investigative findings surrounding Epstein donations

January 13, 2020 0 comments

A University staff member put on administrative leave for anonymously accepting donations from convicted felon and late financier Jeffrey Epstein while working at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology did not violate institution their institutional policies, according to an MIT-commissioned report released Friday.

University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

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University accepts record low 17.5 percent of early decision applicants

December 12, 2019 1 comment

The University accepted a record low 17.5 percent of early applicants to the class of 2024, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell. A total of 4,562 students applied to the University through early decision, an 8 percent increase from last year which Powell called a “remarkable rate of growth.”

While Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk spoke Wednesday, some students protested and challenged Kirk in a question and answer session.

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Charlie Kirk debates political issues with University students

December 12, 2019 7 comments

In a contentious night of debate between Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and University students, Kirk spoke for over an hour on Wednesday about his conservative viewpoints. 

UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

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UFB forum on student group funding stirs discussion on its policies

December 6, 2019 0 comments

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.

Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

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Movement for fossil fuel divestment quiet on campus

December 6, 2019 1 comment

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.

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Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition: A decade in review

December 6, 2019 0 comments

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.

Wednesday’s meeting took place in the newly renovated Graduate Student Lounge, located underneath Grad Center. The lounge has been outfitted with new flooring, cabinets, countertops and appliances.

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GSC changes bylaws, elects new chair at final meeting of year

December 5, 2019 0 comments

Sitting in the newly renovated Graduate Student Lounge, the Graduate Student Council elected a new chair of nominations, approved two revisions to its bylaws and shared updates on Executive Board initiatives in its final meeting of the semester.

The University has been searching for a new director of the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office for the past 10 months.

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Frustration mounts with SEAS director hiring process

December 5, 2019 0 comments

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.

The Swearer Center for Public Service could not accommodate all qualified students who applied to the Off-Campus Federal Work-Study program this semester. In 2018, a working group recommended an increase in OCFWS  funding, but no changes have been made.

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Off-campus work-study remains underfunded

December 5, 2019 0 comments

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.

At UCS’s general body meeting on Wednesday, the Council voted to affirm “the autonomy and privacy of University representatives.”

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UCS expresses support for ACCRIP reps

December 5, 2019 1 comment

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.