2000- Affinity groups for alumni of color are created
2000 – The student GISP on “Third World Activism and Institutional Change” is approved.
2001 – African American Studies is departmentalized and renamed Africana Studies
2001 – BDH publishes advertisement against reparations by conservative activist David Horowitz. Students destroy the run of the paper.
May 2001 – Interim President Sheila Blumstein releases “Reflections on a Shared Vision for Diversity and Community”
July 1, 2001- Brown’s first African American president (who is also a woman!) is appointed (Ruth J. Simmons) and she becomes the first black president of an Ivy League
Article by the Brown ACLU condemning student action destroying the paper.
2002 – Brown begins need-blind admission
2003 – Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice established, including faculty, staff, and students
September 13, 2006 – Campus march against police brutality, with chants of ‘Brown is brown,” after a Black graduate student in Computer Science is racially profiled and arrested
October 2006 – The report of the Committee on Slavery and Justice is released.
2006 – Diversity action plan released under President Simmons, set diversity goals with the help of the newly established Office of Institutional Diversity, and instructs the Provost to begin need-blind admission
February, 2007 – University releases its official response to the Slavery and Justice report
March 30, 2007 – The TWC celebrates its 30th year
September 8, 2008 – TWTP continues to be defined as “separatist,” prompting this reply by two participants and leaders
March 18, 2011 – the University releases a “follow-up” document on the Slavery & Justice report, to show what has been done since 2006
October 5, 2011 – Occupy College Hill
May 2012 – Brown Daily Herald proclaims that the Slavery and Justice report has been forgotten, or that it is “dead”
September 2012: Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice opens in Alumnae Hall.
October 2013: President Paxson issues her report on the university’s possible divestment from coal. Brown Divest Coal. Majority of Undergrads Support Coal Divestment. Campus reacts to Coal Decision. Paxson: Next Steps in the Consideration of Divestment, Rationalizing the Divestment Decision. Divest Coal: Learning to Respect Boundaries. No to Coal Divestment. Facebook Page
Poll shows mixed opinions on Ray Kelly, coal divestment
Seeking influence, students form activist group
Student website created prior to the lecture
Editorial: Let Kelly speak — and respond
October 29, 2013: Ray Kelly lecture cancelled after students protest. President Paxson issues a letter to the campus community
Letters: Community responses to Kelly lecture cancellation continue
Hundreds assemble to confront Kelly controversy
Kelly lecture spurs student, community backlash
Editorial: Ray Kelly lecture offers lens to examine local policies
Fong ’14, Kwon ’14, Li ’14, Rajan ’15, Furuyama ’15: Freedom of speech or freedom to silence?
Hauptman ’14, Soloway ‘14.5, Souza ’14: It’s not about crime…
Hare ’14: Solidarity against Kelly undermines U.’s credibility
November 2013: In the wake of the controversy, UCS debates whether the name of the TWC is too political
Teach-in addresses racial implications of policing practices
Letters: More respond to Ray Kelly controversy
Brown Retreats from Free Speech
Letter: Kelly was not silenced
Gordon ’14: Kelly protesters empowered the voiceless
Letters: Protest blocked free speech
University to create committee in wake of Kelly protest
Poll shows mixed opinions on Ray Kelly, coal divestment
Letter: Paxson’s letter misses the point of discourse
Organizers and supporters of the demonstration against Ray Kelly: Standing for racial justice: A public statement
Editorial: The function of the University
Letter: On Ray Kelly protest, fault lies with Paxson
Paxson names members of Ray Kelly committee
Janus Forum holds student conversation on protest
Letter: Kelly committee seeks dispassionate review
December 2013: Teach-in recounts history of activism
Legacies of Dissent: A Brief History of Activism at Brown
Blog about history of Races Brown
February 2014: First report is issued.
Ray Kelly committee releases initial report
How A Talk Got Aborted
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice moves from Alumnae Hall to a new, stand-alone building on Waterman Street
Mills ’15: The commissioner and the kingpin
Sclove sexual assault case, protest of rape culture and mishandling issues
May 20, 2014:
Lena Sclove appears on Democracy Now
Second report on Ray Kelly is issued
President Paxson issues her response to the reports
Paxson responds to Kelly reports
Miller: Two cheers for academic freedom at Brown
Tobolowsky GS: Freedom of expression is for everybody
Year Later, Kelly still fuels campus debates
Janus Forum brings Wendy McElroy and Jessica Valenti to debate.
Students and activists briefly shut down Route 95 after the Ferguson non-indictment.
Brown University’s Two-faced Attitude Toward Free Speech
200 students stage “die-in” on the main green after Ferguson grand jury decision
Die-in at Brown University
Amidst campus dialogue, students confront racial perceptions
Students protest rape culture at Brown.
Debate intensifies over Brown’s handling of GHB, sexual assault cases
A Brown Bites Guide: The Phi Psi, GHB and Sexual Assault Cases
Corporation ties to student accused of serving GHB questioned
Hundreds march on U. Hall to protest handling of cases
Letter: Brown should ban fraternities
March in April 2015 for sexual assault awareness
Students protest at women leaders panel
Weinstein ’17: Sexual assault and conflict of interest
“The White Privilege of Cows” is published.
BDH editors issue an apology.
Black student groups issued a response to the BDH editorials.
Daily Beast publishes essay critical of the BDH’s removal of the editorials.
Native students stage a die-in on the main green.
Brown Stands in Solidarity with Mizzou and Yale
First faculty letter appears in BDH
Geovanni Cuevas assaulted at Spanish House.
Uprising Against President Paxson
First draft of the “Pathways to Inclusion” released
Grad Students of Color post essay in the Huff Post
“Day of Reclamation,” as students occupy parts of University Hall. As a part of it, students publish a list of demands
Final version of “Pathways to Inclusion” released.
Second faculty letter in the BDH
Fall Weekend renamed Indigenous People’s Day
Brown Students Failing Because of Protests
Brown Students Protest Guest Speaker
Mock cancels lecture amid student protest
Anti-Semitic, homophobic vandalism found in Marcy House
SJP: Petitioning against Hillel is not anti-semitic
Hummus options added after SJP protest
Brown Students Accuse Graduate of Cultural Appropriation
Years of activism shape Paxson administration
UCS presidential candidates outline social justice-oriented agendas
Brown’s Censorship Culture
Brown alum’s film blasts PC culture at Ivy League school
Silence U: Is the University Killing Free Speech and Open Debate?
Student Activists Want to Teach, Not Learn
Free Inquiry vs. Social Justice at Brown University
Being a victim can be a source of power on college campuses
November 2016: Brown Students Threw Out American Flags
#ourcampus walk out/ protest, students demand Brown be a sanctuary campus
December 2016: Brown Bites: A Year in Review
February 2018: Student Response to the Circulation of Anti-Black Pamphlets