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  • Brown University cops will no longer report race of wanted suspects

    09/10/2016 5:17:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 106 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 09/09/16 | By Blake Neff
    Police officers at Brown University are no longer including the race of criminal suspects when announcing crimes, after an outcry from Brown students who said the practice stigmatized certain groups. The policy was first implemented a year ago, but was only publicized Wednesday by The Brown Daily Herald. Including a suspect’s race is often harmful because “vague descriptions can reinforce stereotypes,” causing hostility towards some community members, according to police chief Mark Porter. To solve the problem, Brown police are making the descriptions even vaguer, including only the suspect’s age, sex, build, and general appearance (sans skin color). The shift...
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • Tampons coming to men's rooms at Brown University

    09/07/2016 8:33:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 7, 2016 | Sydney Hutchison
    Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students. The initiative is intended to communicate the message that "pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury," and that not all people who menstruate are women. Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students. Viet Nguyen, President of the Undergraduate Council of Students, announced the initiative in a campus-wide email Tuesday, saying he wants to...
  • Heartbreak as police 'find body of missing college student FALSELY accused..

    04/24/2013 5:29:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    Police found the body of a man in the Providence River and they think it is 'very possible' that it is missing student Sunil Tripathi who was wrongly accused of being one of the Boston Marathon bombers. Tripathi, 22, was a Brown University student and has been missing since the middle of March.
  • Brown University Advisory Panel Recommends Divestment From Coal Companies

    04/08/2013 9:38:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2013 | Susan Jones
    A corporate responsibility advisory committee at Brown University reportedly is recommending that the Ivy League school withdraw its investments in 15 of America’s largest coal companies. The divestment campaign began last October, when a student group, called the Brown Divest Coal Campaign, asked the university to stop investing in coal. “We believe that our university should not be profiting from an industry as dangerous and outdated as coal, which devastates human health and the environment at each step in its life cycle,” the group says on its website. …
  • Abortion Industry Needs "Pride" Movement: Brown University Bioethicist and Author

    04/19/2009 6:28:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 745+ views ^ | 3/26/09 | Hilary White
    The abortion industry needs a "pride" movement, similar to that of the immensely successful homosexualist movement, a prominent US bioethicist says. Jacob M. Appel, an author, professor at Brown University and graduate of Harvard Law, wrote on the website "Opposing Views," that "the moment is ripe - more than ripe - for an Abortion Pride Movement." Appel says that "one is bombarded" in the "conservative" press with stories of women who overcome obstacles to bring to term "fetuses" with severe disabilities. "The implication," he wrote, "is that while bearing a child when one is ready is a blessing, bearing a...
  • Brown University Kills 'Columbus Day' for 'Fall Weekend'

    04/08/2009 7:57:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 769+ views
    foxnews; AP ^ | April 8, 2009
    "Fall Weekend" will be taking the place of the holiday formerly known as "Columbus Day" at Brown University this fall. The faculty of the Ivy League university voted at a meeting Tuesday to establish a new academic and administrative holiday in October called "Fall Weekend" that coincides with Columbus Day, but that doesn't bear the name of the explorer. Hundreds of Brown students had asked the Providence, R.I. school to stop observing Columbus Day, saying Christopher Columbus's violent treatment of Native Americans he encountered was inconsistent with Brown's values.
  • Brown professor tells of rocky escape from Lebanon

    07/18/2006 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Shermy · 36 replies · 917+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | July 19, 2006
    The base rate for a family escape from Lebanon was supposed to be $600, including the bribes at the Syrian border. But for Melani Cammett, a Brown University professor trapped in Beirut as the bombs fell over the weekend, the price was $1,350. Desperate to leave the war-torn country with her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter, Cammett wasn’t in a position to negotiate. The 36-year-old political science professor – who was researching the extremist group Hezbollah as part of a book about post-war Lebanon –had been in Lebanon with her family since May. She had been interviewing Hezbollah officials the...
  • [Anti-war] Hecklers interrupt Sen. Clinton at Brown University

    04/08/2006 8:43:45 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 41 replies · 2,435+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 8, 2006 | Staff
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. --Anti-war protesters interrupted U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's speech at Brown University on Saturday night by heckling the New York Democrat for four solid minutes before police escorted them out of the auditorium. Clinton was about eight minutes into her 50-minute speech, "Women Leaders," when an unidentified man stood and shouted "Is it leadership to support the war?" He was quickly joined by two other hecklers as he stood on his seat and continued to criticize Clinton for her vote to authorize the U.S. invasion of Iraq and her subsequent votes to fund the war.
  • First Muslim Chaplain At Brown University

    02/20/2006 8:03:37 AM PST · by aShepard · 18 replies · 541+ views
    Cox Communications | 2/20/2006
    First Muslim Chaplain At Brown University 02-20-2006 7:37 AM (Providence, RI) -- A Muslim chaplain has joined the staff of the Office of Chaplains and Religious Life at Brown University. Rumee Ahmed is one of a handful of Muslim chaplains on university and college campuses across the country. The chaplain of the University, Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson, says hiring a Muslim chaplain brings "greater wholeness" to religious life at Brown. Copyright 2006 Metro Networks Communications Inc., A Westwood One Company
  • Ivy League Schools See Rise in Evangelical Students

    12/28/2005 2:51:46 PM PST · by dukeman · 66 replies · 1,264+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | 12/27/05 | Audrey Barrick
    More Evangelicals are attending Ivy League universities where spiritual interest is growing more than ever, according to university faculty and campus fellowship officials. "People are more hungry than I've ever seen; people want to know if it's true or not," said Craig Parker of The Navigators, according to CBN. "I've seen a growing spiritual interest." Noting the increase in Evangelicals at Ivy League schools, Michael Lindsay, a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, said, "This is the unintended consequence of having a more diverse student body. As these elite institutions have recruited geographically…they've also produced religious diversity, so there are more...
  • Wilson delivers message: Speak up

    12/04/2005 11:15:40 AM PST · by got_moab? · 10 replies · 758+ views
    The Providence Journal ^ | Sunday, December 4, 2005 | M.Charles Bakst
    Notebook. Inside the Iraq War storm: former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame Wilson, at Brown University, Nov. 30, 2005. Do you muse about how history will read? During Richard Nixon's Watergate, I used to think: 50 years from now, 100 years from now, people will study this and find it hard to follow. They will wonder: What was that all about? How did a break-in become a national trauma? Same thing with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. And lately, at least as a symbol of the turmoil over Iraq, I've been thinking about the furor surrounding the leak...
  • Sex Equals Power (Re: School Sponsored "Sex, Power, God" Orgy at Brown University)

    Don't bother to read through this moron's article. Skimming it is painful enough. Just skip to my summary at the end... I had good reason to look for the Sex Power God posters this past week: A friend of mine had posed for them. Upon finding the posters, I was pleased to discover my friend and 15 other lusty-looking Brunonians in various forms, positions and states of dress. On Wednesday, however, I discovered something not so pleasing: On Pembroke campus, the SPG posters were now accompanied by a sheet with the Oxford English Dictionary definition of "objectification" typed on it....
  • Christian Mission to the Top:Evangelicals take on the secular elite:the Ivy League

    05/23/2005 12:18:31 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 18 replies · 790+ views
    Now a few affluent evangelicals are directing their attention and money at some of the tallest citadels of the secular elite: Ivy League universities. Three years ago a group of evangelical Ivy League alumni formed the Christian Union, an organization intended to "reclaim the Ivy League for Christ," according to its fund-raising materials, and to "shape the hearts and minds of many thousands who graduate from these schools and who become the elites in other American cultural institutions." The Christian Union has bought and maintains new evangelical student centers at Brown, Princeton and Cornell, and has plans to establish a...
  • Clinton To Receive Award At Brown University (Mega Barf)

    04/21/2005 3:53:15 PM PDT · by aShepard · 33 replies · 1,036+ views
    Cox news network | 4/21/05 | staff
    Clinton To Receive Award At Brown University 04-21-2005 3:05 PM (Providence, RI) -- Former President Bill Clinton will be honored for his public service when he visits Brown University later this month. The Brown Democrats have announced that Clinton will be the recipient of the 1st Annual John F. Kennedy, Jr. Memorial Award for Public Service. The award presentation will follow Clinton's address to members of the Northeast College Democrats Conference, organized and hosted by the Brown Democrats on April 29th.
  • The Jewsweek Jewriffic Awards (goes to Chris Matthews)

    11/24/2004 10:07:30 AM PST · by grandpiano007 · 32 replies · 1,636+ views
    Jewsweek ^ | 11-23-04 | Benyamin Cohen
    10. Absolutely, without a doubt, the best place to defecate on earth: "I took [my sons] to where I knew Hitler had committed suicide. And we all took a leak. I want my kids, when they're 90 years old, to remember when they were in their teens they pissed on Hitler's grave. Those little memories make all the difference." -- Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's Hardball, in a speech during Parents Weekend at Brown University where his son goes to school.
  • Facing up to our ties to slavery (Brown University Feel Good Project

    04/28/2004 8:17:42 AM PDT · by Lance Romance · 9 replies · 133+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 4-28-04 | Ruth J. Simmons
    PUBLIC DISCOURSE in the United States -- including that on many college campuses -- is so saturated with emotional venting, name-calling, and one-sided statements that fewer and fewer people are willing to discuss serious ideas in an open setting. The tragic consequence of this poisonous environment is that many able citizens will neither stand for public office nor entertain a position that might expose them to this indecorous behavior.
  • Checking Boxes: Transgender Chic

    04/01/2004 10:00:29 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 13 replies · 145+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 1, 2004 | Charles Colson
    Members of the next incoming freshman class at Brown University will enjoy a new option when it comes to on-campus housing: what the school calls a “gender-neutral option.” Students selecting that option will live in a dorm with “lockable bathrooms for use by one person.” While we all like our privacy, just what kind of student requires these special accommodations? The answer: The newest fashionable minority on colleges campuses, “transgender students.” Fifty years ago, George Jorgensen stunned the world when he checked into a Copenhagen hospital and left as Christine Jorgensen after the world’s first sex-change surgery. Until recently, claims...
  • My Visit to Brown (David Horowitz, latest on reparations ad controversy)

    11/18/2003 7:19:20 PM PST · by Stultis · 27 replies · 184+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 18 November 2003 | David Horowitz
    My Visit to BrownBy David | November 18, 2003 In the spring of 2001, I placed an ad in the student paper at Brown giving “Ten Reasons Why Reparations For Slavery Is A Bad Idea – And Racist Too.” I thought it was a bad idea because it was being proposed 137 years after the fact, and that it was racist because it made all non-black citizens responsible for slavery and promised restitution on the basis of skin color rather than any actual suffering of the individuals to whom restitution was to be made. Even though recent polls showed...
  • Academic Standards: A Middle East scholar has his way with the "truth"

    06/05/2003 12:19:49 PM PDT · by pabianice · 3 replies · 138+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 6/5/03 | Ledeen
    If you want to understand how low academic standards have fallen, I can give you a fine case in point. A few weeks ago, I was slandered by a professor from Brown University by the name of William Beeman. He's an anthropology professor, and the head of the Middle East studies program at Brown, and in addition to his scholarly work he churns out polemics for the Pacific News Service and such out-of-the-way publications as the Beirut Daily Star. In his PNS slander ("The Unknown Hawk," May 8), Beeman claimed that I had advocated the military invasion of Iraq, Iran,...