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Following months of closure to the student body, the July 23 reopening of the Blue Room elicited much excitement among students and staff.

News, University News

Blue Room reopens its doors to on-campus students

July 26, 2021 0 comments

On July 23, the Blue Room reopened its doors for in-person dining to students approved to be on campus for the summer 2021 semester — marking its first time offering full services since the onset of the pandemic, according to a July 22 email from Brown Dining Services to the Brown community.

With COVID-19 class-size restrictions lifted, some professors elect to teach remotely for the fall

With COVID-19 class-size restrictions lifted, some professors elect to teach remotely for the fall

July 26, 2021 2 comments

With COVID-19 restrictions gradually lifting on campus throughout the summer, the upcoming fall semester is set to look much like a pre-pandemic term. Still, some of the hallmarks of the pandemic will remain as some professors choose to offer their courses either fully or partially online.

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler, who has spent much of her career working in areas of diversity and inclusion, will focus on addressing structural inclusion barriers in her new role as VP for institutional equity and diversity.

News, University News

University appoints Sylvia Carey-Butler as vice president for institutional equity and diversity

June 24, 2021 4 comments

Sylvia R. Carey-Butler will serve as the new vice president for institutional equity and diversity effective Aug. 16, according to a June 24 news release. Carey-Butler will replace Shontay Delalue, former vice president for institutional equity and diversity who departed in June for a new role as senior vice president […]

Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

News, University News

Zooming through senior year and into adulthood

May 1, 2021 0 comments

For many seniors, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the shape of their college experience, and for all, it has reshaped the world they will enter after they graduate.

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.

News, University News

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.

Among other goals, in DIAP Phase II the University plans to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented groups.

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University announces Phase II of Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

April 1, 2021 2 comments

Five years after the release of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, the University is launching Phase II of the plan. Phase II reiterates the DIAP’s central goals while outlining new actions aimed specifically at increasing equity and inclusion in the community. Phase II does not replace the DIAP but […]

House ’20: Steven Pinker and who decides how campus culture should be repaired

Op-eds, Opinions

House ’20: Steven Pinker and who decides how campus culture should be repaired

March 25, 2021 0 comments

I am not the target audience for this. I found this thought echoing around my head as I read Andrew Reed’s March 12 column “Steven Pinker Wants to Repair Campus Culture.” The piece has a pretty veneer and frames itself as hopeful, but concerned. I am not convinced its true purpose is quite so positive.

Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

Op-eds, Opinions

Fuad ’23: Equity isn’t optional. The SATs should be

February 26, 2021 17 comments

In 1968, Black students at Brown staged a walkout to protest, among other inequalities, the disproportionately white student body. They demanded that incoming classes be at least 11 percent Black, so as to reflect the United States population at the time.

Reaching Ivy League Phase Four, which would permit athletes to participate in limited levels of local competition, will depend on public health conditions and the campus-wide restrictions specific to each Ivy League institution.

News, Sports, University News

Ivy League will not hold athletic competitions for spring season

February 18, 2021 0 comments

The Ivy League will not hold any competitions or championships for the spring season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released Thursday.  There may be opportunities for local non-conference competition later in the season if public health conditions allow. 

Brown professors over 75 describe vaccination process

News, University News

Brown professors over 75 describe vaccination process

February 17, 2021 0 comments

For Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, setting an appointment for his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was a complicated process. Hazeltine, 89, said that, like anything else in Rhode Island, “you gotta know a guy.”