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Elana Jaffe: Fragile connections

It was raining the day the class of 2016 was supposed to walk through the Van Wickle Gates for Convocation. We did not walk through as a class but individually, once the storm had subsided. That first day four years ago, my first thought was “do I belong here?” Symbolized by that lack of cohesive ...


‘Blackout’ marks solidarity with Mizzou students of color

Several hundred students, faculty members and administrators dressed in black gathered on the Quiet Green between University Hall and the Van Wickle Gates Thursday afternoon to show solidarity with the black victims of hate speech and threats of racialized violence at the University of Missouri. Following ...

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Brown preserves faculty, staff benefits

The newly released recommendations from the Deficit Reduction Working Group, headed by Provost Richard Locke, plan to resolve the $5 million dollar structural deficit without eroding benefits or laying off employees, Locke said at a Tuesday faculty meeting. The deficit reduction plan, released in May, ...

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Faculty debates final exam grading deadline

At Tuesday’s faculty meeting, faculty members voted to change University policies on postdoctoral hiring and concentration declarations to more accurately reflect current practices. The faculty also rejected proposed changes to the final exam grading timeline. For several years, a contradiction has ...

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Heading University, Paxson navigates alumni interests

This series will explore the first 1,000 days of Christina Paxson’s presidency. This story, the final of three, will look at how Paxson interacts and contends with alums. As the public face of the University, President Christina Paxson P’19 must appeal to a number of varied interests. One major ...

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Ziya Gokaslan hired as new chief of neurosurgery

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 was recently appointed as chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the Alpert Medical School, chief of neurosurgery at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital and clinical director of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute, according to a March 5 press release from ...

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