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Topic: activism

Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

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Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

April 8, 2021 1 comment

As the University finishes its first admission cycle with a test-optional policy, implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of student voters advocated for the University to make the policy permanent on a recent referendum on the Undergraduate Council of Students’ spring election ballot. 

Supervisors demonstrate different aspects of the granola cooking process, and the trainees can simply watch and replicate these procedures as they navigate their new positions despite language barriers.

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More than just granola: how Beautiful Day supports refugees while making snacks

March 29, 2021 0 comments

Programs like Beautiful Day provide vital support even after governmental assistance ends a few months after refugees arrive, according to Beautiful Day Director of Strategic Partnerships Rebecca Garland.

With the continued spread of COVID-19 in R.I. prisons, the Decarcerate Now Coalition advocates for the early release of pre-trial and vulnerable prisoners by the RIDOC and state courts.

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R.I. prisons face rampant COVID-19 spread amid calls for decarceration

January 19, 2021 0 comments

In Rhode Island, there have been 10 reported COVID-19 cases for every 100 people, according to the New York Times. But the rate in state prisons is currently more than five times that, with 51 cases per 100 incarcerated people as of Jan. 14, according to the Rhode Island Department […]

Volunteer groups reflect on adapting service work to pandemic

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Volunteer groups reflect on adapting service work to pandemic

January 19, 2021 0 comments

While the pandemic forced University and local service organizations to limit in-person outreach and work, the needs of those they serve have only grown as Rhode Island battles economic and public health crises. 

The University has yet to publicly respond to the recent moped crash involving Providence Police, which left 24-year-old Jhamal Gonsalves critically injured and in a coma.

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Brown students respond after Jhamal Gonsalves left in coma following moped crash involving police

November 9, 2020 0 comments

After Jhamal Gonsalves was critically injured on a moped in a crash involving Providence police Oct. 18, a wave of protests flared up in the city over police brutality.

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Voices Still Unheard

November 2, 2020 0 comments

In late June, Voices of Brown launched among a wave of similar accounts sharing anonymous submissions from sexual assault survivors. The purpose of the account is to serve as “a safe and dependable space for survivors within the Brown community to be heard and validated.”

Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

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Silenced no more: Survivors of sexual violence turn to Instagram, demanding to be heard

November 2, 2020 1 comment

In the fall of 1990, the names of alleged rapists began to appear in marker pen on the walls of female bathroom cubicles in the Rockefeller Library. The so-called “rape list” made national headlines. Janitorial staff scrubbed only for the names to reappear.

The statues must go: Brown should not celebrate colonialism

Op-eds, Opinions

The statues must go: Brown should not celebrate colonialism

November 1, 2020 32 comments

You may have heard that Decolonization at Brown (DAB) is trying to remove some statues. Decolonization at Brown is a student group committed to reimagining Brown by decolonizing our academics, spaces and relationships.

Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

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Students reimagine activism under COVID-19 restrictions

October 22, 2020 3 comments

While the conditions that shape the “new normal” have made it exceedingly difficult for community members on campus to safely organize, they have only made activism and advocacy more urgent. 

As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

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As COVID-19 highlights societal fault lines, student activists press on

May 25, 2020 1 comment
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

As an organizer for Sunrise Providence, Emma Bouton ’20 planned to participate in a mass strike on Earth Day to protest the lack of political action taken to combat climate change.