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Articles by Benjamin Pollard (23)

‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

Metro, News

‘I just want my children to be safe’: Providence Public School District parents on school reopening

September 21, 2020 0 comments

As their children began school Sept. 14, Providence Public School District parents expressed concerns about what the year will bring.

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Some international students quarantine in countries away from home before returning to College Hill

September 7, 2020 0 comments

For Shanghai resident Tiffany Chan ’23, coming back to Brown from China this fall requires an unusual, extra long layover: 14 days of quarantine in Hong Kong. The stop is necessary because of current travel restrictions banning non-U.S. passport holders from entering the U.S. directly from China. 

Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

Metro, News

Supreme Court allows for eased mail-ballot rules in R.I. during pandemic

September 5, 2020 0 comments

The United States Supreme Court rejected a Republican-led effort to maintain a two-witness or notary requirement for mail-in ballots in Rhode Island. This provision had been suspended in July due to coronavirus concerns. 

International students relieved at ICE reversal, desire more guidance from Brown

News, University News

International students relieved at ICE reversal, desire more guidance from Brown

August 3, 2020 0 comments

Khushi Agrawal ’23, a student from India, had never felt like an outsider in the United States before. That changed when she heard about the new guidelines from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that meant she might not be able to return to campus in the fall. 

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

Federal government rescinds ICE, DHS decision prohibiting international students from remaining in the U.S. with a fully online course load

July 14, 2020 0 comments

The Department of Homeland Security will rescind the regulations released July 6 barring International Students from remaining in the United States if their course load is entirely online, federal judge Allison Burroughs announced Tuesday.

Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

News, University News

Brown to file amicus brief in support of Harvard, MIT in lawsuit against ICE

July 10, 2020 0 comments

Brown will file an amicus brief in support of the case brought in federal court this week by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

News, University News

Paxson denounces ICE guidance prohibiting international students from studying in U.S. with fully online course load

July 9, 2020 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 wrote that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s new guidance for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program is “nothing short of cruel” in a community-wide email sent Wednesday afternoon.

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

Sports

Demoted athletes retain law firm, demand reinstatement

June 18, 2020 4 comments

A coalition of University student-athletes from teams recently demoted from varsity to club level have retained attorney Jeffrey Kessler of Chicago-based law firm Winston & Strawn in hopes of demanding reinstatement to the varsity roster. 

The Main Green still filled with scattered groups of students from time to time, long after Brown had mostly shuttered in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

News, University News

Seniors bid farewell to an empty College Hill

May 30, 2020 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2020

During the Spring Weekend that never was, Jordana Siegel ’20 found herself drawn to the Main Green.

While students are away from campus, Community for COVID works to connect undergraduate students across the country to compile and spread information on the coronavirus to their communities.

COVID-19 Updates, Metro, News

First-year creates online platform to facilitate undergraduate community work during COVID-19 crisis

April 30, 2020 1 comment

Fascinated and concerned by public health crises from a young age, Rhode Island resident and University student Maddie McCarthy ’23 has created Community For COVID, a website focused on involving undergraduates with community efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.