WHAT IS THIS PLACE?!
It has recently come to our attention that everyone on this campus calls the above eatery by a different name. Yes, we know that simply calling it “Andrews” would suffice, but it appears that Brunonians from all walks of campus life refers to this center of pizza and pho goodness with vastly different nicknames. Your vote on this poll will determine how Blog refers to this beloved eatery in the future… maybe. Can someone kindly tell me, WHAT IS THIS PLACE?!
Great Scott! For those of you who haven’t checked your calendar, today is October, 21, 2015 — today is the day that Marty McFly visits the future! To channel our inner sense of time traveling adventure, we’ve compiled a playlist with songs that quite literally travel through the years. Take a moment to think about the fact that after 4:29 p.m. today, all of Back to the Future will be in the past. UGH.
New York’s hottest club is: the Brown University mailroom. This school year, we came back to our beloved Brunonia to find a completely renovated mail room with an entirely different system for getting packages and letters (Bye Bye Bye, mailboxes). While many Brunonians anticipated the mailroom facelift, I’d be shocked to find someone who knew that the our new mailroom would double as the most uncomfortable nightclub of all time.
With the newly ample space and upbeat music, everything about that room screams dance, aside from the fact that you’re standing in line to collect an ambiguous jury duty letter in the middle of the day. One can barely get away with the tapping of a foot without looks of confusion from fellow line-waiters.
What makes the mailroom’s music so great is its vast variety of songs that all make you want to dance always. For this week’s Blogify, we’ve created a playlist with our assorted favorite mailroom jams, so that you can finally dance to them in the comfort of your own dorm. (That being said, if anyone wants to make mailroom dancing a thing, we’d be cool with it.)
I know what you’re thinking: There is no way on earth that quinoa can make its way into a pancake. When I saw the recipe for quinoa pancakes, I was genuinely confused — don’t get me wrong, I’m always down to try some weird substitute, but this seemed too weird.
After finding a recipe that looked sufficiently easy for quinoa pancakes, courtesy of The Fitnessista (same), I got to work.
Recipe for four quinoa pancakes:
- 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Pinch of sea salt
To make the pancakes pumpkin chocolate chip flavored, add pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips to the recipe.
First, you’ll have to measure out the 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa. I used a blend of red and white that I had leftover in the fridge, but anything should work.
This Friday, emPower, Brown’s umbrella environmental organization, will be hosting the Brown Concert for Climate Action to raise awareness about climate change and its consequences. emPOWER has teamed up with Know Tomorrow, a national campaign partnering with over 50 colleges across the country and started by Brown alum Wendy Abrams ’87. The concert will feature activist Kerry Kennedy ’81 P’17, the beloved What Cheer? Brigade, Voces Verdes- Latino Leadership, Young Hummus, Sons of Providence, Sebastián ()tero ’18, a video message from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and more!
On Saturday, emPOWER will be hosting the Rhode Island Youth Summit on the Environment (RYSE) which will bring high school and college students from across Rhode Island together to foster debate around the current state of the environmental movement and according to the RYSE Facebook event description “challenge our common perceptions of environmental issues.” The RYSE keynote speech will be delivered by Voces Verdes- Latino Leadership in Action. You can also check out a comprehensive list of Saturday’s RYSE events and register here.
Blog connected with emPOWER’s Executive Director Camila Bustos ’16 to learn more about these two events.
Last year, under the guidance of the Sexual Assault Task Force (SATF), Brown agreed to participate in a sexual assault student survey organized by the Association of American Universities (AAU). Across the country, 27 Universities participated in this survey. Today, the results of the AAU survey were released. President Christina Paxson P’19 sent out a campus-wide email this morning to announce the release of both the general and Brown specific survey results. In her email, Paxson writes that these results will be used to assess the current climate of sexual assault at Brown and create data-driven initiatives that seek to make Brown a “safe and inclusive campus.”
The survey’s results show high rates of assault among survey participants. The survey found that 25% of Brown undergraduate women and 6.8% of undergraduate men who participated in the survey experienced “either unwanted sexual touching or attempted or completed penetration due to physical force or incapacitation.” Among senior participants, these numbers jump to 33% of Brown women and 8% of Brown men.
In Paxson’s email, she notes that rates of sexual assault reported by those who identify as TGQN (trans, genderqueer, questioning, or nonconforming) “were similar to those for undergraduate women.”
Perhaps most noteworthy is that 60.5% of students who had reported sexual assault by force on their survey, did not approach the University about the incident. Further, “an estimated 70.5% of those who did not report they had been victimized thought the incident was not serious enough to report, and 47.9% thought that a report would not be taken seriously.”
Paxson’s email mentions two opportunities to continue these important discussions:
- This Wednesday, September 23rd, UCS will be holding an Open Forum on Title IX at Brown from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Metcalf Auditorium.
- The survey results will be presented at the next Brown University Community Council (BUCC) meeting on Tuesday, September 29, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Kasper Multipurpose Room in Faunce.
Paxson closes her email by encouraging all students to be actively aware of the high prevalence of sexual assault on our campus and to be committed to “cultivat[ing] a culture at Brown in which sexual assault, harassment, domestic violence and stalking are not tolerated.”