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Topic: Residential Life

The new university housing complex is planned to be located on the lot that currently holds Bagel Gourmet. Adding close to four hundred beds to the inventory of housing available to students, the new residence hall will help ensure that the University can continue to provide housing in accordance with the six semester on-campus living requirement.

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Brown students express opinions on new residence hall plan

February 26, 2020 1 comment

Students expressed mixed reactions to the University’s Feb. 18 announcement of a plan for a new residential community on campus.

Brown announces new residence hall plan

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Brown announces new residence hall plan

February 19, 2020 0 comments

On Feb. 18, the University announced a plan for a new residential community that will add an estimated 130,000 square feet and 375 beds to the University’s undergraduate housing inventory.

Students were dissatisfied when placed in converted lounges and kitchens during the summer housing assignments. Some were later granted off campus permission or placed into standard dorm rooms.

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Students face challenges in summer assignment process

September 4, 2019 1 comment

Daphne Li-Chen ’21 opened her summer assignment email in August to find she was placed in a triple in Vartan Gregorian Quad apart from her requested roommate, and only later did she discover that her assigned bedroom was formerly a communal kitchen.

Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

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Over 150 students to be housed via summer assignment

April 25, 2019 1 comment

Approximately 160 students will receive on-campus housing for the 2019-20 academic year through the summer assignment process.

Affected students were originally given 72 hours to move out of Buxton after returning to campus this spring, but now have a more flexible timeline.

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U. suspends Buxton House

January 24, 2019 Comments are Disabled

The University has suspended the housing privileges of Buxton International House until fall 2020 after finding the program house had “again violated the student code of conduct while on deferred suspension from a previous violation,” wrote President Christina Paxson P’19 in a Jan. 18 letter.

Though students discovered chipping lead paint on the interior walls of Donovan House, Environmental Health and Safety concluded that it is unlikely to cause lead exposure.

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University examines lead paint in Donovan House

November 18, 2018 Comments are Disabled

The Department of Facilities Management will work with a painting contractor certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to repaint areas of Donovan House over winter break following students’ detection of lead in chipping wall paint.

Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

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Soria ’19: The need for a student coalition for fair and ethical housing

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

While dorm space is available for students of all years, more and more juniors and seniors opt to live off-campus, as do a small number of sophomores.

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Editorial: Go forward with the disability identity center

March 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

On Feb. 21, The Herald reported that a collective of Brown students and activists had proposed to University administrators the creation of a student-led disability identity and cultural center.

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Mulligan ’19: ResLife must start prioritizing upperclassman housing

March 15, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Brown recently announced plans to build a “wellness dorm,” The Herald previously reported.

An $8.4 million set of dorm renovations planned for the summers of 2018 and 2019 will focus on cosmetic upgrades and routine upkeep. Vartan Gregorian Quad, pictured, will receive a new fire alarm system.

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Facilities Management to renovate five dorms over next two summers

March 11, 2018 Comments are Disabled

Continuing with a long-term plan to improve and maintain the quality of dormitories on campus, the Department of Facilities Management plans to renovate five residence halls over the next two summers.