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Topic: Facilities

Employees for Brown Dining Services and the Department of Facilities Management continue to work on a rotating schedule to support those students still living on campus.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Full-time, regular staff members still working while following public health guidelines

May 5, 2020 1 comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihoods of millions of Americans, University staff members have had to adapt to changes in their work schedules and responsibilities.

Rauschenbach ’23: Subcontracted service workers are a valuable part of the Brown community, too

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Rauschenbach ’23: Subcontracted service workers are a valuable part of the Brown community, too

April 2, 2020 0 comments

Almost daily for the past week, the University has sent its students an email about how we will remain connected during these “unprecedented times.” They shared best practices for how students, along with the entire University community, will endure.

Facilities to replace rusty hot water tanks in Wriston dorms

News, University News

Facilities to replace rusty hot water tanks in Wriston dorms

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Facilities Management has started a project to replace hot water tanks in dorms on Wriston Quad that have been emitting water discolored by rust.

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: U. needs to dramatically revise its lead exposure policy

December 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled

In mid-November, The Herald reported the troubling news that residents in Donovan House, where one of the University’s special interest housing programs is located, discovered what they believed to be lead paint in areas of the dorm with chipped paint.

Editorial: Project Tampon updates welcome news, but questions remain

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Project Tampon updates welcome news, but questions remain

November 12, 2018 1 comment

In the fall of 2016, Brown students were welcomed back onto campus with the heartening news that the Undergraduate Council of Students would begin supplying pads and tampons in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive restrooms throughout campus — an initiative now known as Project Tampon.

Facilities takes over Project Tampon

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Facilities takes over Project Tampon

November 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University’s Department of Facilities Management will oversee Project Tampon, a program to distribute free menstrual products in bathrooms on campus, wrote Paul Armas, assistant vice president of facilities operations, in an email to The Herald.

Many students living near Graduate Center have expressed frustration with changes to the fitness space at the newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

News, University News

University transforms Bear’s Lair into lounge

October 16, 2018 3 comments

After trekking to the south end of campus and climbing up the set of spiral stairs to the Graduate Center E Commons, students will now find the University’s newly renovated Bear’s Lair.

Third parties who use University facilities for events must sign a contract with University Event and Conference Services, secure liability insurance and comply with other University policies.

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University clarifies policy on third-party events

October 9, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The University publicly announced its new policy for third-party use of campus space in a community-wide email sent last Wednesday.

The University and the United Service and Allied Workers union signed a new contract Monday night. The new agreement boosts pay and benefits for Facilities Management workers.

University News

Facilities union negotiates new contract

October 19, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The University signed a new contract with the United Service and Allied Workers union — representing Facilities Management workers — approved Monday night.

Facilities work to heat rooms, reduce emissions

University News

Facilities work to heat rooms, reduce emissions

October 13, 2016 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Facilities Management is working to keep the student body warm and reduce Brown’s environmental impact.