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‘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. 

During a panel on her newest documentary, “TIME,” filmmaker Garrett Bradley drew connections between supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement and individuals impacted by incarceration.

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Filmmaker Garrett Bradley joins Watson Institute for conversation about “TIME”

November 10, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs welcomed director Garrett Bradley for a Monday evening conversation about her new documentary “TIME.” Bradley was joined by Associate Professor of Sociology Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve and Director of the Watson Institute Edward Steinfeld.

Toward the end of the University's Nov. faculty meeting, Provost Richard Locke P’18 offered an update on the Ad Hoc Committee on Promoting Long-term Financial Health and Sustainability.

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Paxson talks Spring Semester housing plans, possible changes to DPS at monthly faculty meeting

November 10, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 addressed concerns around implementing a denser on-campus housing model for the spring 2021 semester and hinted at “short term, concrete actions” the University plans to take to make the Department of Public Safety more equitable at a faculty meeting Tuesday. 

UCS members recently voted to neither endorse nor oppose Decolonization at Brown’s proposal to remove Roman statues from campus, but split support has led the Council to make no official stance on the issue.

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UCS does not officially endorse Decolonization at Brown statue initiative

November 10, 2020 2 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students did not vote to endorse Decolonization at Brown’s proposal to remove and replace Roman statues on campus in a vote following the Council’s Nov. 4 general body meeting.

Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

Students form Zoom study groups to navigate online classes, connect with peers

November 9, 2020 0 comments

Studying in groups no longer happens in clusters in the Sciences Library or packed booths in the Blue Room. 

The University Office of Student Conduct and Athletics department stress that recent, mandatory town halls for student athletes regarding COVID-19 safety precautions were not disciplinary, but precautionary.

Athletics department, Office of Student Conduct hosted mandatory COVID-19 town halls for student-athletes

November 9, 2020 0 comments

Nearly two months ago, following multiple reports of athletes violating University and Rhode Island guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Athletics held two mandatory town halls for all student-athletes studying in the Providence area Sept. 17.