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Brown University Financial Report for FY2020

Annual Financial Report 2020

Like most institutions of higher education, Brown University faced enormous financial and operational challenges in Fiscal Year 2020 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet despite the trying circumstances, Brown remains financially strong and fully committed to pursuing its ambitious plans for excellence.

(Distributed November 30, 2020)

Worker organising can counter labour abuse in the Global South

"Consumer and corporate-focused approaches to labour exploitation and trafficking are ineffective," writes Dr. Elena Shih. Read CSSJ Human Trafficking Research Cluster Fellow Dr. Elena Shih's article in Al Jazeera on labour abuse in the Global South here.

(Distributed January 11, 2020)

Slavery reparations, racial justice, black history: Universities lead

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers:

Instead, universities have taken the lead on what they call reparative justice. Georgetown University apologized to descendants of slaves who were sold to pay school debts and recently pledged to raise $400,000 a year for programs to help those descendants. In October, Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey announced a nearly $28 million plan, including scholarships to descendants of enslaved Africans.

(Distributed January 10, 2020)