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Topic: Faculty

Vincent Harris will join the University after previously serving as inaugural director of the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton at California State University-Fullerton.

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Vincent Harris to serve as new BCSC director

June 8, 2021 1 comment

The University appointed Vincent Harris as associate dean and new director of the Brown Center for Students of Color, capping off a national search and campus-wide controversy spanning nearly two years. 

With the final faculty meeting of the semester, President Paxson, Provost Locke and faculty discuss the Faculty Rules and Regulations and 2022 Fiscal Year Budget.

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FY22 budget, Faculty Rules and Regulations amendments discussed at faculty meeting

June 2, 2021 2 comments

Members of the University’s administration and faculty discussed amendments to the Faculty Rules and Regulations, the Fiscal Year 2022 budget and hopes for the 2021-22 academic year at the final faculty meeting of the semester Tuesday.

In the University’s first full summer semester, faculty look forward to teaching in-person and a semester of mostly first-years.

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Faculty react to summer term, express hopes for return to normalcy

May 20, 2021 0 comments

The University’s first full summer term in recent history kicked off with the start of virtual classes May 12. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, professors have had to adapt their courses and teaching techniques to online learning via Zoom.

"We didn’t know if we could come back from this,” said Sabrina Uribe Ruggiero of the Montessori Community School.

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Local child care services adapt to pandemic

April 8, 2021 0 comments

Rhode Island schools and child care organizations bore the brunt of reworking their programming, looking for ways to both serve these families’ needs and maintain some profit with an unprecedented inability to offer in-person services.

The summer semester will mark the end of the tri-semester model the University adopted for the 2020-2021 academic year to decrease campus density levels.

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Faculty weigh in on unprecedented summer term

March 28, 2021 0 comments

The start of the summer term in just over a month will commence the final leg of this year’s tri-semester schedule, leading numerous faculty members to focus on teaching classes during a season typically dedicated to research and future course planning.   Three University professors spoke with The Herald about their […]

Rogers and his co-author Jack Turner hoped to fill a gap in the existing political theory scholarship.

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Political science professor publishes “African American Political Thought: A Collected History”

March 25, 2021 0 comments

In an effort to expand and nuance the literary canon of political theory, Associate Professor of Political Science Melvin Rogers published an essay collection last month titled “African American Political Thought: A Collected History.” 

The University’s faculty meeting on Tuesday discussed operations for the summer semester, herd immunity and an open access policy to research.

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Paxson and Locke look ahead to University “going back to normal” at faculty meeting

March 2, 2021 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 and Provost Richard Locke P’18 further detailed the University’s plans for campus operations in the following months at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

Academic departments strategized to stretch a two-semester schedule over three semesters, to accommodate different class years and their requirements.

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Departments rearrange course offerings for 2020-21 trimester calendar

February 9, 2021 0 comments

With the 2020-21 academic year at Brown split into three semesters, academic departments have strategized throughout the year how to fairly distribute typical two-semester course offerings across the fall, spring and summer trimesters. 

Despite University policies prohibiting professors from taking political stances in classes, many professors provided accommodations or discussions to help students deal with the stress of the Presidential Election last week.

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Amid anxiety over U.S. Election results, professors pressed on with class

November 13, 2020 0 comments

For students like Renee Clairvoyant ’23, the uncertainty of last week’s election made it difficult to focus. “It was like my chest felt heavy,” Clairvoyant said. “I kept checking the maps every five minutes. I couldn’t really think about anything else.”

The Dean of Admissions Logan Powell aims to make the admissions process as straightforward and accessible as possible, especially during a pandemic.

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Logan Powell’s road to the Brown Admission Office

November 12, 2020 0 comments

He was raised by a single mother in a trailer park in Jacksonville, Florida, where very few people ever went to college at all, and he doesn’t think he would have known at the time what the “qualifications are that are necessary to get into a place as incredible as Brown,” he said.