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Topic: ResLife

Students’ residence halls are gradually being repopulated as students return to campus. RPLs work to promote health and safety in the on-campus community.

News, University News

RPLs plan for atypical dorm experience this fall semester

September 20, 2020 1 comment

For Natalia Brown ’23, the decision to return as an in-person Residential Peer Leader was not an easy one. When the University announced its phased opening plan, she considered pulling out of the RPL program entirely. “It was almost too much stress,” Brown said.

Brown students release new website to streamline housing lottery

News, University News

Brown students release new website to streamline housing lottery

March 4, 2020 0 comments

As the University’s Housing Lottery approaches later this month, three sophomores at the University recently created and released Bear Dens, a new online service aimed at helping to guide students through the complicated process of choosing where to live next academic year.

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.

The new kosher kitchen in Wayland House is set to open before Passover and will be divided into meat and dairy sections.

News, University News

Kosher kitchen to open in Wayland House

April 10, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Brown/RISD Hillel and the Office of Residential Life have collaborated to reserve a kitchen in Wayland House for kosher-keeping students, set to open by Passover later this month.

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: ResLife needs to reevaluate its structure

September 16, 2018 Comments are Disabled

This past summer, the Office of Residential Life faced a series of crippling personnel departures. Currently, ResLife has on staff only two community directors, who are responsible for managing essentially one-third of campus dormitory facilities each and training the entire 2018 cohort of Residential Peer Leaders.

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

Op-eds, Opinions

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.

Flowers hired as Reslife senior director to provide strategic vision

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Flowers hired as Reslife senior director to provide strategic vision

October 31, 2017 Comments are Disabled

After an extensive national search, Melissa Flowers has been appointed senior director for residential education and operation.

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Residential Life student staffers receive pay raise

September 6, 2017 Comments are Disabled

After months of assessment, the University increased Residential Peer Leaders’ stipends for the 2017-18 school year.

University offers pay raise for Summer@Brown staff, addresses allegations of racism

News, University News

University offers pay raise for Summer@Brown staff, addresses allegations of racism

July 25, 2017 5 comments

Following weeks of protest and negotiations, the University is taking steps to address Summer@Brown student employee concerns

Due to the departures of both former Senior Associate Dean of Residential Life Richard Bova and former Director of Residential Experience Natalie Basil, the University will begin searching for a new head of the office.

University News

Brown to look for new head of ResLife after Bova, Basil depart

October 7, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Assistant Vice President for Campus Life Marylou McMillan has taken charge of the Office of Residential Life as interim head of the office this semester.