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President accepts Sexual Assault Task Force recommendations

In a letter to all members of the Brown community today, President Christina Paxson announced that she is accepting the recommendations outlined by the Sexual Assault Task Force in the executive summary of its April 2015 report. Some recommendations have been implemented; planning for others is underway in the new Title IX program office.

Brown to renovate historic Bannister House

The house at 93 Benevolent Street, once home to African American artist Edward Mitchell Bannister and currently owned by Brown University, will be fully renovated, returned to its original wood exterior, and sold to a University faculty or staff member through the Brown-to-Brown program.

Graduate School Awards Three New Master’s Prizes

Three students will receive the Graduate School’s new Master's prizes, with Elizabeth Kinnard of the School of Public Health to be recognized for academic accomplishment;  Christopher Godfrey of the Executive Master’s of Healthcare Leadership program for professional excellence; and Amelia Grabowski of Public Humanities for engaged citizenship and community service. The new awards recognize the accomplishments of a growing segment of the student population and will be conferred at the Graduate School’s May 24 Commencement Convocation.  

Brown’s 247th Commencement set for May 24

A media guide to Commencement

Brown University’s 247th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 24, 2015, on the College Green, caps the three-day Commencement/Reunion Weekend and officially concludes the University’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Two PhD Students Receive Teaching Awards

The teaching abilities of Andrea Flores and Jonathan Sozek earned them both the 2014-15 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dean Peter M. Weber presented the awards to Flores, a PhD candidate in Anthropology, and Sozek, Religious Studies, at the University Awards Ceremony on May 4.

The annual Graduate School prize recognizes outstanding pedagogical achievement by a Brown University graduate student.  Students are nominated by their departments.

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