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Topic: diversity

The Brown Computer Science Survey asks questions about students’ experiences in the classroom and within the University community, as well as broader encounters with biases or microaggressions in the field of computer science.

News, University News

Percentage Project showcases experiences of underrepresented students in computer science

March 12, 2021 0 comments

As soon as Percentage Project President and Co-Founder Stephanie Tang first stepped into her AP computer science class, she realized she was the only female student in her grade.

Executive Director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice Jennifer Wood explains the importance of a representative judiciary, saying it "helps the judiciary to maintain its overall trusted position with the populace."

Metro, News

Judicial appointments of women of color make R.I. history

January 26, 2021 1 comment

Recent appointments of four women of color in both state and local courts have made Rhode Island history. “I’m humbled, I’m honored, I’m excited — I’m a little bit nervous,” Judge Rekas Sloan said of her nomination to the Superior Court.

Letter: A Goodbye from Dr. Meek

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: A Goodbye from Dr. Meek

November 2, 2020 0 comments

I wanted to send you all a thank-you note as I depart the University. I’ve been the director of Counseling and Psychological Services for 3.5 years, and during that time our center has gone through a major transformation, in no small part thanks to you.

Professor of Engineering Christopher Rose, former associate dean of faculty for special initiatives, was named associate provost for STEM initiatives as of July 1st. He hopes to support greater diversity in STEM in his new role, recruiting more HUG (Historically Underrepresented Group) faculty.

News, University News

Engineering professor Christopher Rose assumes appointment as Associate Provost for STEM Initiatives

September 8, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Engineering Christopher Rose was appointed associate provost for STEM initiatives effective July 1, according to a Today@Brown announcement made by Provost Richard Locke P’18 July 21.

The DIOB suggested that the University provide greater transparency in its data collection for its diversity and inclusion initiatives and praised Brown for diversifying its graduate student and faculty populations.

News, University News

DIOB issues annual memo to aid University diversity, inclusion goals

September 27, 2019 1 comment

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board released its annual memo to the Brown community earlier this month — making public their recommendations to sustain and further the University’s progress on goals detailed in its Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan.

SPEAK, a campus group consisting of students, faculty and organizations, aims to increase the ideological diversity of speakers on campus.

News, University News

SPEAK report reveals lack of political diversity in University speakers

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

A report published Monday by the University coalition SPEAK found that 94.4 percent of speakers invited to Brown in 2018 who demonstrated an explicit political leaning leaned left.

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: University is taking steps to continue to support graduate students of color

March 20, 2019 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: Brown’s Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan emphasizes the University’s commitment to strengthening the diversity of our community by recruiting students, faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups to campus.

Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

Op-eds, Opinions

Thompson GS, Lomax GS, Ferdinand-King GS: The URC must do more to support graduate students of color

March 6, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In 2017, the Brown University Graduate School welcomed its “most diverse class to date,” boasting that 12 percent of incoming graduate students identified as members of a historically underrepresented group.

Students line up at Faunce Arch to begin the walkout.

News, University News

On 50th anniversary, alums reflect on black student walkout

December 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled
This article is part of the series 1968 Black Student Walkout

Sitting in a quiet meeting room at the Faculty Club, Kenneth McDaniel ’69 reflected on the black student walkout that took place 50 years ago and brought the campus to a standstill.

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: Editorial highlights significance of honoring Page, Robinson

September 28, 2018 Comments are Disabled

To the Editor: The Herald’s editorial on the renaming of the J. Walter Wilson building to honor some of the earliest people of color at Brown and Pembroke was very thoughtful, respectful and encouraging.