It is a truth universally acknowledged that the week after spring break is one of the most difficult to get through. With its lingering hangovers, worsening skin-peeling, and crippling regret that you finished A Song of Ice and Fire instead of opening your Orgo textbook, this week tends to require of a healthy dose of late-night SciLife. Thankfully, Brown’s community of hilarious humans feels our collective pain and is putting on The First Annual Brown University Comedy Conference this weekend in Granoff!
The conference is free and features performances by numerous collegiate comedy groups (Brown and other), a panel on “breaking into the comedy business” and some rather remarkable headliners, including Hannibal Buress and The Chris Gethhard Show. For the full schedule, as well as more information about the weekend, please either check out the conference’s website or the event poster after the jump. Continue Reading
Today at 4 pm, the Brown University Community Council will be holding a meeting in the Kasper Multipurpose Room in Faunce. It will be addressing the Athletics Review Committee Report published earlier in the year, which recommended the discontinuation of skiing, wrestling, and fencing as varsity sports, resulting in a widespread pushback from Brown students.
According to its website, the Brown University Community Council:
serves as a university-wide representative forum for discussion, debate, and advisory recommendations on a wide spectrum of issues and concerns. It may, at its discretion, consider and advance questions of University community policy, the governing of the University, and issues related to the overall welfare of the University; and to make recommendations regarding any such matters to the appropriate decision-making bodies of the University or to the appropriate officers of the University.
Membership of the BUCC is comprised of 4 students, including UCS President Ralanda Nelson, President Simmons, Provost Schlissel, members of the faculty, two alumni and university administrators. Its decision will be brought forward at the Corporation meeting in October. Think about what you would recommend if you were a member of the committee, and feel free to attend, as it is open to all students.
Comment below with your thoughts, opinions, and recommendations.