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Students prioritized increasing the amount of on-campus student jobs available and addressing the high cost of school materials in the poll.

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UCS discusses fall poll, committee projects

February 20, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed its 2019 Fall Poll results, committee project updates and modifications to its constitution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.

From the archives: This day in Herald history

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From the archives: This day in Herald history

February 20, 2020 0 comments

This article describes a piece published in the Feb. 20, 1977 Brown Daily Herald. On this day in history in 1977, Magee Hickey ’77 wrote “The Final Curtain At Trinity?” — an article covering the potential closing of Trinity Square Repertory Company, a theater organization known today as Trinity Repertory Company.

The University’s 10-year strategic plan was launched in 2014 by President Christina Paxson P ’19.

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Paxson and Locke reflect on ‘Building on Distinction’

February 20, 2020 0 comments

Following the midpoint of the 10-year strategic plan “Building on Distinction,” President Christina Paxson P ’19 and Provost Richard Locke P ’18 discussed the plan’s accomplishments and steps the University must take in the next five years to reach the outlined goals.

Hipchen came to the University after teaching writing courses at the University of West Georgia for 14 years.

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Emily Hipchen appointed head of English Nonfiction Writing Program

February 19, 2020 0 comments

For years, Professor Emily Hipchen planned on becoming a surgeon. But late last year, she was appointed director of Brown’s English Nonfiction Writing Program.

38 Brown students named Fulbright scholars

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38 Brown students named Fulbright scholars

February 19, 2020 0 comments

With 38 award recipients, the University produced the second-most Fulbright students among all U.S. institutions for the 2019-20 school year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Brown announces new residence hall plan

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Brown announces new residence hall plan

February 19, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 18, the University announced a plan for a new residential community that will add an estimated 130,000 square feet and 375 beds to the University’s undergraduate housing inventory.

RPLs receive raise, additional responsibilities

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RPLs receive raise, additional responsibilities

February 19, 2020 0 comments

Residential Peer Leaders will receive a 20 percent increase in their stipend for the coming school year, along with an added responsibility to assist students who have been locked out of their dorms.

Brown Students want more say in University financial policies

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Brown Students want more say in University financial policies

February 14, 2020 0 comments

According to the 2019 Undergraduate Council of Students Fall Poll Report, 73.8 percent of undergraduate students want more decision-making ability in the University’s gift-acceptance and investment policies.

The renovations, which took 18 months, added faculty offices, classrooms and accessibility to Sharpe House.

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Completed Sharpe House renovations unify History department

February 14, 2020 0 comments

After 18 months of renovations, Sharpe House reopened its doors to history professors and students alike last January. Newly connected to Peter Green House on Brown Street via a glass bridge on the second and third floors and an open-air loggia on the ground floor, Sharpe House now boasts an elevator.

UCS also discussed proposed changes to its election process and finalized the details of its new equity and inclusion position.

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UCS to release statement, votes on elections changes

February 13, 2020 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students finalized its statement in response to the recent anti-Semitic graffiti found in Hegeman Hall and discussed possible changes to its elections process at its general body meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12.