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Articles by Caroline Nash (13)

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

Sports

Court approves settlement to reinstate women’s fencing, equestrian teams in Title IX suit against Brown

December 16, 2020 1 comment

A federal judge approved a settlement between the University and a group of female student-athletes Tuesday to reinstate the women’s fencing and equestrian teams to varsity status following their demotion in May. 

The squash players filing suit say the University made a contractual promise when they were recruited that they would play varsity athletics at Brown. They believe that by demoting the two squash teams to club status, the University failed to meet their end of the agreement.

News, Sports

Demoted men’s and women’s squash teams file lawsuit against Brown, seek reinstatement of varsity status

November 23, 2020 0 comments

Twelve members of the University’s men’s and women’s squash teams filed a lawsuit against the University in federal court Aug. 17, after the teams were among 11 that were demoted from varsity to club status in May as part of the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

The Dean of Admissions Logan Powell aims to make the admissions process as straightforward and accessible as possible, especially during a pandemic.

News, University News

Logan Powell’s road to the Brown Admission Office

November 12, 2020 0 comments

He was raised by a single mother in a trailer park in Jacksonville, Florida, where very few people ever went to college at all, and he doesn’t think he would have known at the time what the “qualifications are that are necessary to get into a place as incredible as Brown,” he said. 

The University Office of Student Conduct and Athletics department stress that recent, mandatory town halls for student athletes regarding COVID-19 safety precautions were not disciplinary, but precautionary.

University News

Athletics department, Office of Student Conduct hosted mandatory COVID-19 town halls for student-athletes

November 9, 2020 0 comments

Nearly two months ago, following multiple reports of athletes violating University and Rhode Island guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Athletics held two mandatory town halls for all student-athletes studying in the Providence area Sept. 17.

In lieu of on-campus visits, the Brown Admissions Office is offering virtual information sessions and tours led by admissions officers and current students. These online alternatives are offered on a nearly daily basis through the platforms YouVisit and Slate.

News, University News

Brown turns to virtual touring for current admission cycle

October 20, 2020 3 comments

Despite the University’s cancellation of on-campus tours for this year, many prospective students and their families are finding ways to get a sense of Brown’s campus and learn more about the school.

The Brown Center for Students of Color serves as an additional resource to cultural student organizations adapting to the online format of social events and community building.

News, University News

Cultural groups at Brown forge connections online

October 12, 2020 0 comments

As the pandemic continues to restrict in-person social interaction, cultural student groups are turning to Zoom and social media to maintain community and build connections with new members. 

Dean of Admissions Logan Powell proposes applicant video portfolios, online alumni panels and Admission conversations with past alumni interviewers as alternatives to pre-COVID interviews.

News, University News

Brown suspends Alumni Interview Program for 2020-21 admission cycle

September 17, 2020 8 comments

The University will suspend its Alumni Interview Program for the 2020-21 admission cycle, Dean of Admission Logan Powell announced in a Sept. 10 email to past alumni interviewers. 

66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

News, University News

66 percent of students accept admission to Brown in record high year

September 10, 2020 1 comment

The admission yield rate for the class of 2024 reached a record high 66 percent, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, according to Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Phi Beta Kappa elects 110 seniors

News, University News

Phi Beta Kappa elects 110 seniors

May 7, 2020 0 comments

On April 19 and 20, 110 seniors were elected to the University’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, wrote Chapter Administrator Mary Jo Foley ’75 in an email to The Herald.

In wake of COVID-19, three Brown students create ‘Intern from Home’

COVID-19 Updates, News, University News

In wake of COVID-19, three Brown students create ‘Intern from Home’

April 19, 2020 0 comments

Amidst the growing threat of COVID-19 coronavirus, which has prompted an exodus of students from their college campuses across the country, three University undergraduates came up with an idea to help students gain work experience and give startup companies an extra set of hands.