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Articles by Aubrey Li (15)

COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

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COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

June 4, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this year, Ryan Silverman ’23 had planned to spend his summer conducting research supported by his Undergraduate and Teaching Research Award. But due to restrictions posed by COVID-19, his research project in a bioelectronic lab quickly became infeasible.

Students express confusion about room, board reimbursements process

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Students express confusion about room, board reimbursements process

April 20, 2020 0 comments

After asking students to vacate campus to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University committed to issuing credits or refunds for 50 percent of students’ room and board fees for the semester. 

Since most students evacuated campus and the University transitioned to remote learning in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, students have continued to debate the grading policy adopted by the University.

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Students express mixed opinions on temporary grading policy, advocate for alternative systems

April 6, 2020 0 comments

Reflecting on notions of equity, choice and transparency in the context of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, students expressed mixed reactions to the temporary academic policy implemented by the University that will allow students to change their grade options from April 13 to May 1. 

Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

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Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

March 27, 2020 1 comment

Professors across disciplines are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of a virtual academic environment in advance of the resumption of classes remotely March 30.

Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

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Brown temporarily changes academic policies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

March 26, 2020 1 comment

The University updated several academic policies following the move to remote learning and teaching in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and recent student and faculty concerns. Policy changes include an opportunity for individual students to modify their grading options.

Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

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Future of Brown’s edX online courses uncertain

March 5, 2020 0 comments

Since the University partnered with an online platform that offers free courses to over 20 million users in May 2017, only five BrownX courses have been offered.

The University’s 10-year strategic plan was launched in 2014 by President Christina Paxson P ’19.

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Paxson and Locke reflect on ‘Building on Distinction’

February 20, 2020 0 comments

Following the midpoint of the 10-year strategic plan “Building on Distinction,” President Christina Paxson P ’19 and Provost Richard Locke P ’18 discussed the plan’s accomplishments and steps the University must take in the next five years to reach the outlined goals.

Gov. Gina Raimondo, a long-time political ally of democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, praised his entrepreneurial success at a downtown Providence campaign event.

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Gov. Raimondo endorses Bloomberg for president

February 6, 2020 1 comment

Gov. Gina Raimondo announced her endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg at his campaign event Wednesday morning, making her the first governor in the country to do so.

The groups will be run by a former U.S. Senator, a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, a writer and former GOP committee chair.

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Watson senior fellows to lead study groups

February 5, 2020 0 comments

Three new senior fellows at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs will lead study groups on issues in American society and global politics this semester.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs uses documentary film and discussion to convey ideas of social progress.

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Watson launches documentary initiative

January 30, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress this semester, a program designed to emphasize social issues and inspire students to explore filmmaking with renowned media practitioners.

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