Latest Brown University News

Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Jun. 30, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in order to comply with federal Title IX law by recently eliminating several women's athletic teams. Attorneys for Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Jun. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson,...

Track is back at Brown after outcry about lost opportunities

Jun. 10, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has reinstated its men's varsity track and cross country programs, with the school president saying dropping the teams to club status would have had a negative effect on efforts to build and maintain diversity on campus, particularly for African Americans. The...

Brown to go from 38 to 29 sports to enhance competitiveness

May. 28, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will reduce its number of varsity sports from 38 to 29 in a move designed to make the Bears more competitive in the Ivy League. University president Christina H. Paxson announced Thursday that the decision was unrelated to the coronovirus outbreak, which has forced...