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Articles by Caelyn Pender (27)

The University has implemented new safety measures for construction workers in order to avoid delays from COVID-19 cases.

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Wellness Center and Residence Hall construction expedited for summer 2021 occupancy

October 22, 2020 0 comments

The University has expedited the construction of the new Wellness Center and Residence Hall in preparation for hosting students and staff for a summer semester.

Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

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Corporation accepts $121 million in gifts and pledges at October meetings

October 19, 2020 0 comments

The Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Brown as well as evaluated progress on several long-term plans at its virtual fall meetings.

The University resumed in-person classes on Monday after the move to level 2 reopening. “It felt like, not a return to normalcy but definitely a relatively good substitute,” said Olivia Siemens ’21.

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In-person classes elicit mixed reviews from on-campus, remote students

October 8, 2020 1 comment

Eleven students take their seats in a lecture hall meant for more than 100 people, each staggered among the rows and wearing a mask. A professor stands at the front of the room, 50 feet away from the closest student.

Brown’s endowment grows to record $4.7 billion after 12.1 percent returns

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Brown’s endowment grows to record $4.7 billion after 12.1 percent returns

October 1, 2020 1 comment

The University’s endowment has reached an all-time high of $4.7 billion, seeing a 12.1 percent return for fiscal year 2020. The endowment returns place the University within the top fifth percentile of growth for FY20 among 143 peer colleges and universities.

While CS TA Nick Young ’23 noted that high enrollment this semester has sometimes made his job challenging, the workload is overall manageable and he is finding ways to adapt to the remote semester.


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Brown’s FY21 deficit may reach $165 million

September 22, 2020 3 comments

The University’s financial losses for Fiscal Year 2021 may range from $100 to $165 million due to the economic impacts of COVID-19 and adjustments made to the academic year, President Christina Paxson P ’19, Provost Richard Locke P ’18 and Vice President for Finance and Administration Barbara Chernow announced. 

“Like nothing I could have imagined”: A glimpse of working from home with President Paxson

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“Like nothing I could have imagined”: A glimpse of working from home with President Paxson

September 8, 2020 0 comments

Since the University transitioned to remote operations in March, students, faculty and staff have had to adjust to a new world of virtual interaction, with both their work and social lives moving online.

Brown changes official name to remove ‘Plantations’

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Brown changes official name to remove ‘Plantations’

September 3, 2020 1 comment

The University changed its official name from “Brown University in Providence in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” to “Brown University.”

Fitness instructors from the Jonathan Nelson ’77 Fitness Center have expressed concern that their assignments were ended as opposed to furloughed.

COVID-19 Updates

Assignments for seasonal, intermittent workers terminated in troubled times

May 6, 2020 0 comments

While all of the University’s permanent staff workers have been able to keep their jobs, seasonal and intermittent employees — including programmers, seasonal cashiers and interns and fitness instructors and trainers — have not been as fortunate.

Employees for Brown Dining Services and the Department of Facilities Management continue to work on a rotating schedule to support those students still living on campus.

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

Full-time, regular staff members still working while following public health guidelines

May 5, 2020 1 comment

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the livelihoods of millions of Americans, University staff members have had to adapt to changes in their work schedules and responsibilities.

Paxson, Locke discuss fall plans, budgeting at BUCC meeting

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Paxson, Locke discuss fall plans, budgeting at BUCC meeting

April 9, 2020 1 comment

President Christina Paxson P’19 recapped the financial and academic decisions made by the University in recent weeks in response to COVID-19 at a Brown University Community Council meeting April 8 over Zoom. Other administrators gave updates on student life, employment and the transition to remote learning.