Did you really read the Ray Kelly Committee summary?

This afternoon, President Paxson sent out a brief email with a long attachment that detailed the findings of the committee created in November to examine the protest and eventual cancellation of the Ray Kelly lecture last October. The committee, formally known as the “Committee on the Events of October 29, 2013,” is led by B. Anthony Bogues, professor of Africana Studies, and consists of five faculty members, two undergraduates, and one graduate student.

Paxson had two primary goals for the committee: first, to investigate the details of the event and the discussions leading up to it, and second to come “to make recommendations that will establish Brown as a leader in supporting an inclusive environment for members of our community while upholding our deep commitment to the free exchange of ideas.” Again, today’s attachment is only the report of the committee’s findings after gathering materials relating to the event, talking to event organizers, students in attendance, administrators, and activists (the completion of goal number one).

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Did you really read that ResLife email? So many (campus)lifehackers.

It’s during the depths of winter that the temperature of our dorm rooms never seems to reach a comfortable medium; instead, it only seems to fall on polar opposite sides on a scale that has “Inferno” on one end and “Arctic Circle” on the other. This afternoon, ResLife sent out a comprehensive and aesthetically pleasing graphic that outlines five different ways to “stay cozy this winter.” Would we have loved to see this a few weeks ago when the temperature plummeted to a mere 7 degrees? Sure, but we’re not complaining. We only have a few more weeks until spring, but in the meantime, these tips will make all the difference.

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Additionally, if you live on Wriston or in Keeney, you also should have received a handy dandy chart that teaches you how to use the new environmentally conscious toilets with the pretty green handles. ResLife is (literally) lifehacking left and right, respectively. Stay warm!