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Topic: UCS

Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

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Students for Educational Equity looks forward after students pass referendum on permanent test-optional admission policy

April 8, 2021 5 comments

As the University finishes its first admission cycle with a test-optional policy, implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a majority of student voters advocated for the University to make the policy permanent on a recent referendum on the Undergraduate Council of Students’ spring election ballot. 

During meeting Wednesday evening, UCS  heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group's goals.

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UCS discusses collaboration opportunities with student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown

April 7, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students heard from student coalition End Sexual Violence at Brown about the group’s goals in a closed session discussion at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Other universities with a cancelled spring break have implemented mental health days, according to a UCS general body member.

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New UCS resolution would call for increased student mental health support in light of condensed semester schedule

March 31, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students proposed a resolution at its general body meeting Wednesday evening calling for the University to implement measures to support student mental health.

Summer Dai '22 captured the presidency in this year's UCS elections. Sam Caplan '22 was elected vice president.

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Summer Dai ’22 elected UCS president

March 26, 2021 0 comments

Summer Dai ’22 was elected president of the Undergraduate Council of Students and Akilesh Raman ’22 was reelected as chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board in this year’s UCS and UFB spring elections, Elections Board Co-Chairs Ophelia Duchesne-Malone ’22 and Jessica Chiu ’21 announced in an email to the student […]

UCS discussed a “serpentine method” of pre-registration in which students would register for one class at a time, and only be registered for another course once all students in their grade level are also registered for one.

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UCS discusses pre-registration with Dean Zia, proposes resolution in solidarity with Asian Americans

March 24, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students gave feedback to Dean of the College Rashid Zia ’01 about the University’s course pre-registration process and discussed a statement of solidarity in light of increasing violence against Asian Americans nationally at its general body meeting Wednesday evening. 

Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

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Ruzicka ’23 and Meirowitz ’22: Restoring accountability in student governance

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Constitutional disputes, student government power struggles and member misconduct — these are the barriers holding Brown’s undergraduate student government back from fulfilling its purpose. Brown’s student government cannot fight for students if we spend our time fighting each other.

Candidates vie for UCS presidency, vice presidency

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Candidates vie for UCS presidency, vice presidency

March 19, 2021 0 comments

Polls open today for the Undergraduate Council of Students and Undergraduate Finance Board elections. Current UCS Vice President Summer Dai ’22 and Chair of Campus Life Zane Ruzicka ’23 vie for the UCS presidency, while Chief of Staff Sam Caplan ’22 and Parliamentarian Zanagee Artis ’22 compete for the vice presidency. 

Editorial: UCS, an unnecessarily complicated system

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Editorial: UCS, an unnecessarily complicated system

March 18, 2021 0 comments

It’s that time of year again: The weather’s improving, student government campaigns have begun and the student body, as usual, appears indifferent. This is not a new phenomenon.

Brown Esports hopes that a dedicated space could help the University “become the home for Esports within the Ivy League.”

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UCS proposes new internal TRUE executive position, discusses endorsing space for Brown Esports

March 17, 2021 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students discussed a proposal to establish a new internal executive position overseeing transfer and resumed undergraduate education affairs, heard a presentation by Brown Esports and introduced a proposal to endorse a student group referendum about maintaining accessibility services.

Candidates running for positions within UFB discussed ways to make the board more transparent.

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UCS, UFB candidates debate ahead of election

March 14, 2021 1 comment

Candidates vying for top positions on the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board addressed topics including student government reform, transparency and accountability during a virtual debate Saturday morning.