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

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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.

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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.

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‘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.”

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

The University encourages community members to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06, who cited vaccinations as a means of helping to prevent the spread of variants.

COVID-19 Updates, News

VP Carey discusses student COVID-19 vaccine requirement for fall, COVID-19 protocol moving forward

April 9, 2021 0 comments

Sixteen University community members tested positive for COVID-19 through the asymptomatic testing program from April 1 to April 7, Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 told The Herald in a conversation April 8.

University Shuttle drivers have navigated new routes to facilitate easy travel around, to and from the de-densified campus.

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Brown University Shuttle drivers navigate new routes during spring semester

April 8, 2021 0 comments

On weeknights, Brown University Shuttle driver Danilo Paulino takes buses of students back and forth between downtown Providence and Brown’s campus on College Hill, each passenger masked and seated six feet apart from the next.