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Non-Brown, Pro-Israel group stirs controversy

Tensions rose on campus last week when a non-Brown-affiliated, pro-Israel group allegedly harassed students outside the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. On the morning of April 11, Students Supporting Israel set up a table with posters and handouts on the corner of Brown and Waterman Streets to advance ...

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Faculty of Color Network offers support, mentorship

The Brown Faculty of Color Network, a faculty-run organization that supports faculty members of color, was conceived and forged by two professors in spring 2014 and has since developed into a thriving community. In 2014, both Françoise Hamlin, associate professor of Africana studies and history, and ...

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BearShare connects alums to campus life

In an effort to engage and connect the Brown community through social media, the Alumni Relations Office and the Brown Annual Fund launched BearShare, an incentive-driven program to share Brown’s various social media posts. The program, which launched this past April, boasts about 200 ambassadors ...

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IFF screens ‘The Birth of a Nation’

The Ivy Film Festival held an advance screening Wednesday night of “The Birth of a Nation,” which tells the story of Nat Turner’s 48-hour slave rebellion of 1831 in Virginia. Nate Parker, the star, producer, screenplay writer and director of the film, has come under scrutiny in recent months after ...

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BCSC celebrates 40th anniversary

The Brown Center for Students of Color — formerly known as the Third World Center — celebrated its 40th anniversary this weekend. The center chronicled its history, hosting a block party Saturday night and a panel of former BCSC directors Sunday afternoon. Celebrations began at the block party, ...

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Alum leads Dakota pipeline teach-in

Students gathered in Metcalf Auditorium Saturday afternoon for a teach-in on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jennifer Weston ’97, who led the teach-in, spoke about the impact the pipeline has already had and could have in the future on the Native American land it would cut through. Weston, who concentrated ...

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Community gathers to heal, reflect together

After a potentially stressful summer including national and global tragedies, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life hosted a gathering yesterday evening on the Main Green featuring several administrators and students as well as members of the faculty and staff. The event was held on Eid al-Adha, ...

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CSREA debuts new Waterman Street location

The Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America held an open house Thursday to celebrate the center’s new location at Lippitt House on 96 Waterman and its 2016-2017 art exhibit, “Rising/Uprising in Baltimore: A Beautiful Ghetto.” Prior to this semester, the center was housed in the Brown/RISD ...

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DIAP to grow minority mentoring programs

The Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, released by President Christina Paxson P’19 in February, includes the intention to create and expand upon mentoring resources at Brown for students of color, LGBTQ+ students and first-generation college students. The document refers to Women’s Launch Pad, ...

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Undocumented students call for U. support

Though the University is starting to see significant changes on campus following the release of the revised Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in February, the 67-page plan contains the word “undocumented” three times. Some students have been discontent with the exclusion of undocumented students, ...

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