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Articles by Beth Pollard (9)

Pollard ’21: Preparing a healthy transition to our next new normal

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Preparing a healthy transition to our next new normal

March 15, 2021 0 comments

Student life at Brown has changed dramatically during COVID-19, and while many of us expected our hiatus from an in-person college experience to be brief, we have already passed the one year mark of attending university online.

Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: The University needs to be more transparent about employee testing

February 21, 2021 0 comments

With students living in Brown-leased hotels and apartments downtown, the Brown shuttle is an integral part of student  access to campus. The Brown shuttles have expanded their routes this semester, but many riders still don’t know that shuttle drivers are not included in Brown’s routine COVID-19 testing program.

Pollard ’21: This year’s commencement plans show complete disregard for student perspective

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: This year’s commencement plans show complete disregard for student perspective

February 1, 2021 1 comment

t President Christina Paxson P’19’s announcement to the community on Jan. 21 was yet another blow for graduating seniors, as it seems that we will not have a proper commencement for either the class of 2021 or the class of 2020 even after the pandemic comes to a close.

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Brown can’t make up for lost time but should support its students’ futures

November 23, 2020 0 comments

As the University returns to COVID-19 Campus Activity Level 1, current students once again cannot access many of the campus resources that make a Brown education such an asset in the professional world.

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

Columns, Opinions

Five Herald Columnists reflect on an Election Week like no other

November 9, 2020 0 comments

One week after Election Day Nov. 3, and three days since former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the 2020 presidential election by main television networks and the Associated Press, five Herald columnists weighed in on what this election means and how we move forward.

Performance spaces at Brown have historically been inaccessible to student groups — it’s time for the PAC to change that

Columns, Opinions

Performance spaces at Brown have historically been inaccessible to student groups — it’s time for the PAC to change that

November 1, 2020 0 comments

Construction for Brown’s new Performing Arts Center is well underway. Students are eager to return to campus once it is safe to do so, and reconnecting with performing arts groups will be a priority for many seeking to rebuild their college communities and make up the time lost to COVID-19.

Pollard ’21: It’s time to talk about student-faculty online interactions

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: It’s time to talk about student-faculty online interactions

October 12, 2020 0 comments

The University has implemented a myriad of new policies to address necessary changes for operating safely during the pandemic, but no adjustments have been made to address the issue of misconduct online, especially as it exists across professional power divides.

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

Columns, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Classes should be accessible. Where are the standards?

September 14, 2020 0 comments

Shopping period is in full swing, and while the start of the semester is normally a time filled with options and new opportunities, students face obstacles to accessing their education.

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

Op-eds, Opinions

Pollard ’21: Flawed housing policies and Brown’s broken commitments to transparency in communications

August 12, 2020 1 comment

Prior to students’ return to campus this fall, the University has upheld its policy requiring students to spend six semesters living on campus, and promised to uphold their agreement to house all students who request it.