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Topic: Student Activism

The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

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The Bruno Brief: The students protesting Brown’s handling of sexual assault

February 17, 2021 0 comments

In this week’s episode of The Bruno Brief, we take a look at recent student activism against the University’s handling of sexual misconduct on campus, in light of a protest taking place last week as part of the University Survivors Movement. We talk to senior staff writer Karlos Bautista ’23.5, […]

Out of the nearly 2,200 undergraduates surveyed, 24.5 percent of women and eight percent of men reported experiencing nonconsensual sexual contact by physical force or inability to consent since coming to Brown, as reported on the 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct.

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University Survivors Movement criticizes U. handling of sexual violence

February 8, 2021 0 comments

By the time most students were getting out of bed and wandering around campus Monday morning, posters criticizing the University administration’s approach to addressing sexual violence had been taped to the doors of University Hall, Sayles Hall and other prominent locations on campus. 

Brown student volunteers phone bank in final push before election day

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Brown student volunteers phone bank in final push before election day

November 3, 2020 0 comments

University students have called thousands of potential voters across the United States, rallying last-minute votes that could be decisive in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. 

According to DPS, the reported decrease in crime on campus can be attributed partially to having fewer students on campus than usual.

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Grasping at the Root raises demands to address Brown’s role in policing, carcerality

October 14, 2020 0 comments

Grasping at the Root, a newly-formed abolitionist coalition at Brown, recently launched the Campaign for Communities Without Policing, which raises demands to address carcerality, white supremacy and financial practices at the University.

Many Sanders supporters on campus feel that Biden has not done enough to win their vote. Discontent with Biden’s campaign has led many to hold reservations and in some cases opposition to the former Vice President’s candidacy.

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Tweet from Brown Students for Bernie highlights misgivings with Biden campaign

April 14, 2020 5 comments

“We are not endorsing Joe Biden” read a post from the Brown Students for Bernie’s Twitter account late Sunday. It came five days after Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he was ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Students reflect on climate activism

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Students reflect on climate activism

October 4, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future.

The local protest was organized by several climate action groups, including Climate Action Rhode Island and Sunrise Rhode Island.

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International climate strike unfolds in Providence

September 23, 2019 1 comment

An estimated 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Providence Friday to strike for political action on climate change. The youth-led protest was part of an international strike to demand climate justice.

Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: University should be a leader in fair food practices

April 25, 2019 Comments are Disabled

On April 16 at a Brown University Community Council meeting, a group of students proposed a resolution to create a Fair Food Committee, which would set environmental and trade standards for food used on Brown’s campus.

The protest Friday was one of more than 1600 Youth Climate Rallies that took place throughout the country. The movement was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

Metro, News

Youth rally, strike for climate legislation

March 18, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Young people from across Rhode Island joined a global climate strike Friday as they gathered outside the State House to demand immediate legislative action on climate change.

Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

Letters to the Editor

Bokhary ’21: University should prioritize ethics over profit

March 14, 2019 Comments are Disabled

In his column titled “Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them,”  Anuj Krishnamurthy ’19 seeks to discredit Brown Divest and essentially places the University’s financial well-being over the ethics of being a stakeholder in companies that profit off the suffering of Palestinians.