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First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

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First-years elect Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to UCS

November 17, 2020 0 comments

The class of 2024 elected Mina Sarmas ’24 and Emma Amselem Bensadon ’24 to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as first-year representatives, the Council announced in a Nov. 12 email to first-year students.

The University saw its greatest number of COVID-19 cases in a single week so far during the week of Nov. 8, with a total of 26 cases reported from the asymptomatic testing program.

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Brown sees highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in single week. Administrators ‘watching it carefully’

November 15, 2020 0 comments

Brown saw its greatest number of COVID-19 cases in a single week so far during the week starting Nov. 8, with a total of 26 cases reported from the asymptomatic testing program.

Despite University policies prohibiting professors from taking political stances in classes, many professors provided accommodations or discussions to help students deal with the stress of the Presidential Election last week.

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Amid anxiety over U.S. Election results, professors pressed on with class

November 13, 2020 0 comments

For students like Renee Clairvoyant ’23, the uncertainty of last week’s election made it difficult to focus. “It was like my chest felt heavy,” Clairvoyant said. “I kept checking the maps every five minutes. I couldn’t really think about anything else.”

In 2019, the University announced an initiative to double its U.S. veteran population by 2024. Healey’s $20 million gift marks an important step towards this goal.

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Brown receives $20 million gift to help provide full scholarships for U.S. veterans

November 12, 2020 0 comments

A recent $20 million gift from Joseph P. Healey P’22 P’24 will create a permanent endowment for a scholarship for U.S. military veterans. 

The Dean of Admissions Logan Powell aims to make the admissions process as straightforward and accessible as possible, especially during a pandemic.

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Logan Powell’s road to the Brown Admission Office

November 12, 2020 0 comments

He was raised by a single mother in a trailer park in Jacksonville, Florida, where very few people ever went to college at all, and he doesn’t think he would have known at the time what the “qualifications are that are necessary to get into a place as incredible as Brown,” he said. 

‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

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‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

November 12, 2020 0 comments

11 p.m. in Seoul, South Korea. As his family goes to bed, Joon Nam ’23 awakes and opens his laptop to prepare for his Zoom class. As he studies, the sun rises — and by the time he’s ready to end his day, the rest of the country has only just started theirs.

Brown’s first Transformative Justice initiative has focused on redistributing resources to empower local communities that are impacted by historic and present-day violence and harm.

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Transformative Justice Initiative grows in first year at Brown

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Since accepting the position in summer 2019 as the University’s first Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 and her team have led a series of education and training initiatives for community members on campus and in Providence. 

UCS introduces resolution to rename CIT, discusses student governance and ethics board

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UCS introduces resolution to rename CIT, discusses student governance and ethics board

November 11, 2020 2 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students introduced a resolution to rename the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Center for Information Technology and continued discussion of the proposed Student Governance, Ethics and Accountability Board at its general body meeting Wednesday.

University scientists have developed a two-step filtration system, employing engineered E.Coli bacteria and membrane technology to remove arsenic and lead from water.

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EPA-funded researchers develop bacteria-based water filtration system

November 11, 2020 0 comments

A group of University researchers, funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency, are developing living filters to sanitize drinking water.

Students expressed support for Senior Lecturer Richard Bungiro PhD ’99 through testimonies and petition-signing: as of Nov. 10, a student-circulated petition calling for Bungiro’s reinstatement had garnered more than 1,280 signatures.

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‘I don’t want it to end like this’: Senior Lecturer Richard Bungiro pleads for reinstatement following sudden resignation

November 11, 2020 3 comments

The single email that would come to haunt Richard Bungiro PhD ’99 only took a few minutes to write. But all five sentences were the product of months of stress, anguish and growing disillusionment with University administrators.