Subscribe to The Brown Daily Herald Newsletter

Sign up for The Brown Daily Herald’s daily newsletter to stay up to date with what is happening at Brown and on College Hill no matter where you are right now!

Subscribe

Articles by Aubrey Li (18)

Stephen Porder, recipient of the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award, will research geologic processes driving ecosystem development at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris next year.

University News

Brown professor named Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair

October 5, 2020 0 comments

Professor Stephen Porder received the Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award to conduct research and teach at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris next year.

Students pre-registered for conversations with potential employers at the virtual career fair, which saw lower turnout than previous years.

University News

CareerLab hosts first virtual career fair on Handshake

September 30, 2020 0 comments

Twelve hundred students pre-registered for Brown’s Big Virtual Fall Career Fair, which was hosted by the CareerLab on  Handshake Wednesday afternoon.

Since April, the students and faculty on the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force have held meetings to discuss how to reopen campus for the fall semester.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Brown’s Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force members outline experience, challenges

September 16, 2020 1 comment

In April, Brown created the Healthy Fall 2020 Task Force: a 14-person committee charged with giving high-level administrators recommendations for developing a public health plan for reopening in the fall. 

COVID-19 reshapes students’ summer plans

News, University News

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

News, University News

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.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

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

News, University News

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.

News, University News

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.

Multimedia by Aubrey Li (1)