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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.

Former prime minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May’s speech, “Politics, Populism and Polarization: Perspectives on the Global Economy,” marks the 100th Ogden Memorial Lecture.

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Theresa May to deliver 100th Ogden Lecture

February 13, 2020 0 comments

Theresa May, former prime minister of the United Kingdom, will present the 100th Ogden Memorial Lecture March 4, according to a Today @ Brown announcement. President Christina Paxson P’19 will moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience following May’s speech.

Responding to campus, national and international tensions, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life hosted a community gathering.

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Brown reaffirms dedication to inclusion

February 13, 2020 0 comments

In recognition of many local, national and international issues impacting the Brown community, many gathered on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center to assert the University’s support and dedication to intersectionality.

Brown plans to increase ‘language footprint’ on campus

Brown plans to increase ‘language footprint’ on campus

February 13, 2020 3 comments

Following a finding last year that enrollment in language courses has seen a 20 percent decrease over the last 10 years, the University has made strides toward addressing the decline.

Panelists discussed the two films shown during the conference “Gender in Israeli and Palestinian Film,” held this Sunday and Monday.

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“Gender in Israeli and Palestinian Film” conference features award-winning films

February 12, 2020 0 comments

The Program in Judaic Studies and the Center for Middle East Studies collaborated on a film conference in order to add a more personal dimension to campus discussions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.