Topic: UCS

Student collective pushes University to disregard conviction history in hiring

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Student collective pushes University to disregard conviction history in hiring

October 31, 2019 0 comments

Student collective RailRoad presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students on Wednesday evening, outlining its proposal for the University to make its hiring policies more inclusive of people with conviction histories.

Editorial: Students should do more to engage with UCS

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Editorial: Students should do more to engage with UCS

October 25, 2019 0 comments

Every semester, The Herald polls the undergraduate student body to gauge student opinion on various community topics. One question that has remained consistent across each semester’s poll is, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Undergraduate Council of Students is handling its job?”

At yesterday's UCS meeting, the Council passed two amendments regarding student group recognition.

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UCS amends club recognition policies

October 24, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students passed two amendments to its code of operations concerning student group recognition and heard updates on committee initiatives during its Wednesday meeting.

Most undergraduates have no opinion of Undergraduate Council of Students

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Most undergraduates have no opinion of Undergraduate Council of Students

October 23, 2019 1 comment

Just over half of undergraduate students have no opinion on the Undergraduate Council of Students, while 38.8 percent strongly or somewhat approve, according The Herald’s fall 2019 poll.

Students expressed concerns about the meal plan accommodation process at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting.

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UCS discusses meal plan accommodation process

October 17, 2019 0 comments

Students expressed concerns to Brown Dining Services administrators about how the University has handled meal plan accommodation requests at the Undergraduate Council of Students’ general body meeting Wednesday evening.

Save Brown University Dining Services presented at the Undergraduate Council of Students general body meeting. Following policy changes from Brown Dining Services, Save BuDS aims to increase the hiring of student workers and promote transparency between BuDS and BDS.

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Save BuDS calls for increased number of student workers, transparency

October 3, 2019 0 comments

Student coalition Save Brown University Dining Services presented to the Undergraduate Council of Students at the Council’s general body meeting Wednesday evening.

At Wednesday’s general body meeting, UCS members discussed concerns about ResLife and accessibility.

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UCS holds internal elections for three positions

September 26, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected the chair of the Student Activities Committee, the UCS-Undergraduate Finance Board liaison and a UFB representative at its general body meeting Wednesday evening.

UCS created two first-year positions for its Management Board. Election results were announced Thursday night.

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First-years Nam, Ruzicka elected to UCS

September 20, 2019 0 comments

Joon Nam ’23 and Zane Ruzicka ’23 were elected to serve on the Undergraduate Council of Students as its inaugural first-year representatives, UCS Elections Board Member Jackson Kealey ’21 announced on the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center last night.

During the Council’s general body meeting Wednesday, UCS Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 presented two ideas on subsidizing laundry for students on financial aid or with low estimated family contributions.

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Undergraduate Council of Students discusses free laundry initiative

September 19, 2019 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students is starting to plan an initiative that will make laundry free or subsidized for some students, said UCS Vice President Jason Carroll ’21 at the Council’s meeting Wednesday night.

Dara Bayer ’08 is serving as the University’s inaugural transformative justice program coordinator.

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University hires transformative justice program coordinator

September 13, 2019 1 comment

The University hired Dara Kwayera Imani Bayer ’08 this summer to serve as its inaugural Transformative Justice Program Coordinator, where she will oversee projects that aim to address violence and instances of harm through accountability and healing rather than punitive or legal measures.